Is Fraxel right for me?
I am 61 years old & always had a little rosacea reddening, then about a year ago, developed large watery pimples that form constantly, usually chin & nose area. I went for Fraxel & was put on Apprilon first. It cleared immediately, & when I finished it, immediately came back. Staying on it can't be good. And now I am wondering, if Fraxel will be the right thing. I've had 2 different sets of IPL (pre-rosacea pimples) a few years back, results were good but very temporary. Your thoughts?
Doctor Answers 2
Rosacea or adult acne is best treated with a combination of topical or oral antibiotics. Fraxel is fabulous for acne scars but is not the treatment for acne. V-Beam or Blue light have both been used to treat redness or acne. Please find a board certified dermatologist with experience in both cosmetic and medical dermatology for the best results.
Fraxel is not a treatment for the redness or pimples of rosacea. IPL or pulsed dye laser, perhaps with photodynamic therapy, would be a more appropriate treatment, but there is no cure for rosacea. Speak to your dermatologist about your rosacea triggers and topical therapy to try and gain better control of your rosacea.
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