David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

What is the difference between IPL and Laser?

Written by on September 10, 2005 in IPL, laser therapy with 12 Comments

A recent post to rosacea-support contains some good background and discussion about the difference between IPL and laser. Some extracts ; IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, also called Photoderm, Fotoderm, and Photofacial. You can find someone who does it at a Laser & Vein Center.Photoderm is a computer-based machine which uses bright light similar to […]

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photodynamic therapy for rhinophyma

Written by on September 9, 2005 in PDT, Rhinophyma with 0 Comments

Rosacea News was interested in a recent paper about Photodynamic Therapy and Rhinophyma. It has been mentioned online and at a glance looks very interesting. The trouble with quoting just the title is that you have no idea what the article deals with. Look closely, it is only 2 pages. Pubmed lists this paper, but […]

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rhinophyma: Erbium YAG + CO2 laser

Written by on September 8, 2005 in laser therapy, Rhinophyma with 3 Comments

The Gold Standard for Decortication of Rhinophyma: Combined Erbium-YAG/CO2 Laser, From Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004, Pages: 456 – 460. Abstract:Rhinophyma is a benign condition of the nose that often is severely disfiguring and occasionally causes functional problems. A considerable proportion of the patients, with rhinophyma are elderly with chronic medical problems. […]

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No Need to Pre Flush Before IPL

Written by on September 6, 2005 in IPL with 3 Comments

There has been a school of thought that a strong flush before IPL treatment would lead to easier to treat blood vessels and therefore a better outcome for the patient. Recently on Rosacea Support, Dr. Soldo has given some of this thoughts on this topic. Dr. Soldo, an IPL expert who has been very generous […]

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large facial vessels: YAG vs. RF vs. electro cautery

Written by on September 2, 2005 in laser therapy with 0 Comments

Some interesting discussion recently about how best to deal with large facial blood vessels. A member was asking about using electro cautery on vessels on their nose. Another member cautioned after their own treament with electro cautery has lead to scarring on their cheeks. Dr. Johnson has suggested that one method was to use a […]

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