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Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:43 pm
by Lisamouries
That's fantastic Kimi Chu. Thank you for the update.

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:49 pm
by Mike T
Thanks heaps for the info.

glad to see you've got this thing by the balls.

All the best.

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:50 am
by kimichu
Of course!

Haha, and I hope I do, Whyme :P

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:27 pm
by Aurelia
kimichu wrote:I've been on Finacea for a little over a month now, and it's doing a wonderful job! It's definitely reduced the flushing. I used to flush ALL the time, and at the most random moments. Now, I can't even remember the last time I flushed! Finacea has completely smoothed out my skin and has kept off black heads and whiteheads. As for the redness, it's undoubtedly a lot less red. My cheeks are almost normal looking now. My nose is still pretty pink, but it's definitely less pink than when I first started Finacea. The bridge and upper half of my nose is normal-colored now, though. So, it's just the base of my nose that's still red. So, It's still a work in progress, but it's pretty early into the treatment, so I'm hopeful!

What splendid news!

Yes, please keep us updated, thanks.

Kind regards,


Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:36 am
by kimichu
Hey everyone!
Sorry for the delayed response. I've been extremely busy with school!
So, I've been on Finacea for about 3 months, and man, what a difference it's made!
My dermatologist told to put it on once a day (before bed) everyday, and, naturally, I've missed several days of treatment. Hasn't made much of a difference, though. My redness and flushing has gone down sooooo much.

On another note, I had keratosis pilaris on my arms, chest, back, and neck, which I got under control with Salex a year ago, but recently it has started to come back. I started using Salex cream again, and I noticed my nose had peculiar little bumps all over it and on the sides of it. I started using Salex cream on my nose, and i think that has really gotten rid of a lot of the redness (and the bumps).

Also, I've gotten better with moisturizing. I have both extremely oily skin, and flaky dry skin, but there's not much I can do about the oil. I use a thin layer of vaseline (I know, I know: sounds gross!) 1-2 times a day and my skin is never flaky anymore! It's non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, so I highly recommend using vaseline if you have impossibly dry skin and you can't seem to find moisturizers that work. I always gently pat some off with a tissue, then use an oil blotting sheet to pick up the excess vaseline. It's great to use before putting on foundation; it'll slide on beautifully once your skin is nice and dewy.

Here's a picture of my skin, makeup-less and fresh out of the shower. Remember, my skin used to look like the picture of that woman's skin that I posted in a previous post:

Anyway, I hope everyone is finding success with their rosacea out there!
Good luck to all!

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:55 am
by Mike T

Your face looks great.. and without makeup, just out of the shower.

Glad you found something works for you.

All the best


Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:06 pm
by louie147
Anyone ever try Dr Nick Lowes Anti Redness cream ?
I've heard it's good but it has menthol in it ?

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:50 am
by captain redface
Hi Kimichu,

I'm just wondering is Finacea a prescription or can it be OTC? If it is prescription, is there any Azelaic acid gel that can be purchased OTC. Thanks

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:20 am
by LoisAnne
I can answer the question about Finacea. Yes, it is prescription. I don't know about OTC azelaic acid products but hopefully someone else will help you. I think that Finacea is supposed to be most helpful with the papules that many of us have, not sure how helpful it is with redness.

Welcome to the forum!

Re: Permanent Redness

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:52 am
by oldredlady
Hi and welcome to the forums. :)

Second LoisAnne, Azaleic acid/Finacea is a prescription topical here in the U.S.. I'm not aware of any non-prescription Finacea alternatives, though I personally like to use a dab of OTC sulfur cream (Clearasil Adult Acne cream with sulfur and resourcinol) on my p&ps, as it helps dry them up more quickly without overirritating.

Best wishes,