Rosacea is only apparent on my left cheek and a tiny bit on my nose. Both appear to be caused by sun damage because I've had bad sunburns in those locations because I didn't reapply sunscreen enough.
I also slept on my left side for 7 years. Once the rosacea started flaring up in 2010 due to stress, hot coffee and red wine, sleeping on that side made it worse. So I now sleep on the other side and only drink iced coffee.
I've tried taking doxycycline (20mg twice a daily) and Metrogel and Finacea, and it controlled the acne portion of rosacea but the redness was always there and flares still happened too easily. I'm hoping that V Beam will reduce the redness and the flares.
The treatment itself was a lot like lower power version of hair removal. (Dr. R used 7.5 joules versus the 25+ joules for past Laser Hair Removal sessions.) It's less painful than hair removal, and the strangest part is seeing green flashes with my eyes closed and the metal goggles on.
A few hours after treatment, I look like I got in a fist fight. I'll post an updated photo with the same camera as the before in a few days.