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Thread: What type of laser treatment

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    Default What type of laser treatment

    Hello, I am new to the forum. I've had rosacea for about a year. I've been on Accutane for the past 5 mo's - 40 mg a day. For the past couple of months I've been taking it once every second day.

    I am generally satisifed with the results, I still have some redness and flushing and my face peels every day or two which is troublesome.

    I figured out that Accutane is not going to help w/ the redness and flushing. Today, I brought up the question of laser treatment to my derm. She said that it'd be only a couple of treatments w/ minor irritation. Total cost only $180. I didn't have time to ask what type of treatment she was referring to, but I've seen some people spend $2,000 or more on laser treatments so I question weather or not she has any idea what she was talking about. Admittedly, I am not familiar with the different types of treatments.

    Any thoughts on what the treatment she was referring to could be and does it work for rosacea? $180 would be a steal!

    I love the forum, guys! Keep up the good posts!

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    You won't get rid if rosacea with $180, sorry.

    Look into IPL, 1064 YAG and Vbeam treatments. Loadsa info on this board!

    40mg is still high enough to cause redness, maybe try 10mg a day?

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