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    Default Which laser for redness and some broken capillaries? Is cutera an IPL?

    I have redness and some broken capillaries, I flush easily which I hate. I love it when I wake up pale.. Which laser is the best and is there any that doesn't work at all? Some of the options are: 1. Alma Harmony DyeVl 2. Alma Harmony® Nd:Yag 1064 NM 3. Nd:Yag Fotona – Dualis XP Plus 4. CUTERA EXCEL V
    Are these all IPLs? I was so happy that they're real lasers, not IPLs but not I'm bummed. Are they all the same? Is one better than others?
    Btw, what happens if I do the laser 2-3 weeks spaced apart? Will I get burned or will they not be effective?

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    I have redness and some broken capillaries, I flush easily which I hate. I love it when I wake up pale.. Which laser is the best and is there any that doesn't work at all? Some of the options are: 1. Alma Harmony DyeVl 2. Alma Harmony® Nd:Yag 1064 NM 3. Nd:Yag Fotona – Dualis XP Plus 4. CUTERA EXCEL V
    Are these all IPLs? I was so happy that they're real lasers, not IPLs but not I'm bummed. Are they all the same? Is one better than others?
    Btw, what happens if I do the laser 2-3 weeks spaced apart? Will I get burned or will they not be effective?
    Before you go for laser, are you using any topicals?

    You could try Niacinamide for three months or so, as this strengthens the skin barrier and helps retain moisture.

    I think those lasers you listed are vascular lasers, in that they use one particular wavelength to target vessels without causing damage to other tissue.

    I've had PDL aka Vbeam with some success in the past. My last treatment was on November 15th but I never really recovered from it - in fact, I had what looks like permament baseline redness in all the areas the laser hit.

    I've also had an IPL in the past (November '18) which is a broadband light treatment and not strictly considered "laser". I felt my treatment helped as when I healed I had speckles of pale skin all over my face, meaning some of the diffuse redness was subtracted after about 3 weeks of healing/recovery.

    The Cutera Excel V is something I may look into as although it's a shorter wavelength at 532nm (whereas Vbeam is 595nm and gets deeper down) there's much less downtime.

    See if you can exhaust other options for now. No one's going anywhere because of lock down, so look up The Ordinary and consider buying some of the products. Hyaluronic Acid is very hydrating but you will need to watch videos about these products from some of the dermatologists on YouTube like Dr Davin Lim, Dr Sam Bunting and Dr Davin Lim.
    I'm recovering from Mirvaso-induced skin damage. Ask me about it if you are too.



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