So Far Have Had 6 IPL Treatments to Treat Rosacea Sunburn-like Diffuse Redness, Hasn't Helped, What Should I Do?

reduce/remove the awful facial redness like I thot it wud, but has helped sumwhat reduce the 'prickly heat/stinging' sensations; the machine is a Palomar. My skin is sensitive to everything (heat/cold) and was nicely told I'm a dificult case; I'm at my wits end! IPL treatmts are my last resort, Metrogel 1% DID NOT help much; is there ANYTHING ELSE I can do or use-other machines/facial products, etc.-to reduce/remove redness & flushing? Rosacea socialy cripples me, I use heavy concealr EVERY DAY

Doctor Answers 2

IPL works for redness, flushing and blushing in Rosacea

Redness, flushing and blushing from Rosacea is a frustrating problem that people who have never had it don't often understand. We usually have very good results with a series of Quantum IPL treatments, you can see one at the link below. Treatment should be done by a physician experienced in IPL treatments for this difficult problem. Topical or oral treatments don't reduce the overall redness, flushing or blushing in Rosacea. They do help with red bumps, pus bumps and the overall skin sensitivity.

Amarillo Dermatologist

IPL Treatments and Rosacea

Your redness might be addressed better with a different laser such as the good old Pulsed Dye Laser which specifically targets blood vessels.  IPL treatments can help somewhat for redness, but work better for brown spots than for redness.  

Sheri G. Feldman, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
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