After 3 treatments, could repeated malfunctioning PDL laser equip. be the cause of no improvement in moderate rosacea redness?
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Multiple ways to treat rosacea- lasers vs medical treatment
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, I 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. I really can not comment on your treatments with V Beam as I don't have the settings, nor do we have a picture of your skin. Some patients paradoxically respond better to IPL
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