Redness remains from broken capillaries

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Redness remains from broken capillaries

Postby lucy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:05 pm

My rosacea is under control but I have slight redness on my nose and cheeks from broken capillaries. About 15 years ago I had pulsed laser treatment to improve the look of my nose since my cheeks were not involved. It was painful but did work well. Has anyone had this treatment on their cheeks? I want to know if it is a possibility to ask my derm about.
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Re: Redness remains from broken capillaries

Postby Aurelia » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi Lucy and welcome to our board (wave)

By "pulsed laser treatment", I take it you are referring to Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), where the skin often turned dark purple for a few days before healing, rather than Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) which is not a laser but similar. V-Beam is a more modern type of PDL. All can certainly be performed on the cheeks as well as the nose.

You might perhaps like to take a look at our "Introduction to IPL & Lasers":
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Re: Redness remains from broken capillaries

Postby lucy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Yes, I am referring to pulsed dye laser. Thanks for the help.
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