David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

Rosacea, light and phototherapy

Written by on September 13, 2005 in laser therapy, Metrogel 1% with 7 Comments

Rosacea, light, and phototherapy, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2005 May-Jun;4(3):326-9., Melvin Lee, Medical Student, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, John Koo MD: Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology, UCSF Director, UCSF Psoriasis and Skin Treatment Center and Phototherapy Unit, San Francisco, CA The long-established notion that rosacea is worsened […]

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double pass and double pulse definition

Written by on September 10, 2005 in IPL with 0 Comments

In a recent post on rosacea-support, drawing on information posted by Geoffrey Nase, comes a discussion of some light therapy terminology: Beyond the selection of a wavelength or filter, the ability of laser or light device to work efficiently to destroy vessels also has a lot to do with the duration of the exposure, measured […]

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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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