I have rosacea. Can my skin ever get back to normal with all my red spots and broken blood vessels? (Photo)
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Rosacea, lasers and treatments.
Rosacea is very complex and a tailored treatment program give the best results. This is because there are many types of rosacea (telengtctatic or capillaries, flushing and redness, acne like rosacea, ocular rosacea and even rhinophyma rosacea.)
To add to the complexity, everyone has different flare factors- Sunlight, stress, foods, chemical irritants, creams, changes in temperature, alcohol. The list goes on.
A detailed history, together with a treatment tailored according to YOUR type of rosacea will give the best results. As a guide, we use a combination of -
1. Lasers ( to treat redness, broken capillaries, rhinophyma, flushing)- best laser is the V BEAM. IPL can be used, but usually not as effective. Excel V is a great laser and is newer than V BEAM, probably will be the leading laser in the future.
2. Creams - anti inflammatory
3. Tablets -anti - inflammatory and sometimes low dose Vitamin A.
4. For females- Mineral make up is recommend, over make up that contains parabens.
For the best results, consult a dermatologist for both medical and laser treatment options.
Dr Davin S. Lim
Rosacea -- ProYellow Laser, Pulsed Dye/Vbeam, Excel V ; combine with clear + brilliant and microneedling
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I have rosacea. Can my skin ever get back to normal with all my red spots and broken blood vessels?
These rosacea treatments can include a mix of topical (including antibiotics and anti-inflammatory gels) and oral medications (including antibiotics), only if absolutely necessary. Our patients have achieved impressive results with our state-of-the-art lasers and/or intense pulsed light therapy. I like to recommend the Vbeam laser, at times in combination with a chemical peel. VBeam treats red skin, broken blood vessels, rosacea, and birthmarks.
Modern treatments usually give quick improvement and the key is consistency with treatment. You will see dramatic results; it just takes time—and a combination of treatments and therapies.
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