RLT/LLLT + Lowdose Accutane

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RLT/LLLT + Lowdose Accutane

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I know it is recommended to take about 6 months in between stopping accutane and doing IPL/Laser, but what about RLT? The Lowdose accutane really helps w/ the clogged pores, so I would like to be able to stay on it and use RLT while on it to help w/ flushing and stinging? could I do that? How about LLLT?
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Re: RLT/LLLT + Lowdose Accutane

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This information does not constitute medical advice. Any individual who believes they are suffering from any medical condition, including, but not limited to rosacea, should seek treatment from a licensed medical physician who is qualified to diagnose and treat the particular condition. Nicholas Soldo, M. D.
My opinion is that RLT should not be a problem and as for LLLT is I have had no experience and one of the reasons is that I have not been impressed that it has any great value so do not include it in my practice.DR S
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Re: RLT/LLLT + Lowdose Accutane

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Thanks Dr. Soldo! So nice of you to help.

Since it seems we often use the acronym/term LLLT when referring to Red Light Therapy, I'll clarify for others that I think you are referring to very low level laser when you use that acronym here. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course.

Cheers!

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That is correct--I have very little faith in low level laser but am a big fan of RLT--DR S
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Dr. Soldo, how do you feel about Blue light in combination with Red light? Also, I have heard that 830 nm LED helps with pain, what do you think of that type of LED?

Thanks in advance

P.S.- is there a certain LED machine that you would recommend? A certain brand?
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Re: RLT/LLLT + Lowdose Accutane

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This information does not constitute medical advice. Any individual who believes they are suffering from any medical condition, including, but not limited to rosacea, should seek treatment from a licensed medical physician who is qualified to diagnose and treat the particular condition. Nicholas Soldo, M. D.
I generally reserve the blue light for acne patients or rosacea patients with an acne component--I have used the red LEDs in the 800 range for skin ulcerations etc and do not know their effect on pain--the most widely used LEDs are from Omnilux but can be pricey, but effective--A patient of mine purchased one online(ebay??) for about 2000 and uses it daily and loves it--DR S
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