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#1 redeyesblue

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:54 AM

For instance, brushing my teeth, bending over to pick something off the floor.. my cheeks turn bright red..Does this happen to everyone? I don't think it does.. What causes me to get this and other people not? I'm supposing that its to do with blood rushing to the face, but is it an excess in blood, or thinner skin?

Any thoughts?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:13 AM

yes it happens...accutane?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:41 AM

i think everyones face turns red when they bend over surely eusa_think.gif blood rushing to your head,its bound to.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

Yeah i get the same.....accutane, the miracle drug. You had any improvement since you have finished?....Im considering IPL but i doubt it will work well.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:40 PM

Nah no real improvement unfortunately, I've been off it for like 2 years now, fkn meh, some days it looks better then others, cant really find any solution but I keep trying different things. I've pretty much given up on all topicals the past few months and am concentrating on a diet/supplementing.. damn I would love for a cream to get rid of it but I very much doubt it lol.

I was just interested in the brushing teeth thing really because thats when I really notice my face is a beetroot heh, luckily it subsides a few minutes later.

How much is IPL going to cost ya? I hope that if you get it it works out for ya because if it does that's what I'll be getting lol.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 12:45 AM

Yes...the wonders of accutane.

Been there done that. The flushing and redness in the face has subsided over the past year for me since I've been off accutane, but I went through a period there where any sort of activity that increased blood pressure or blood flow to the face would result in me getting bright red.
...that included exercise, bending over, wearing a tight belt, etc.

The redness and flushing happens to everyone when blood flow to the face is increased in the instances I mentioned above, but accutane makes it much worse.

Also...I read a stickied post upon returning to these forums today about accutane and rosacea, and the poster said that these experiences we speak of are uncommon and 'anecdotal.' This irks me, because I have talked with many ex-accutane users that complain of redness and flushing persisting even after the medication was stopped. Hardly uncommon in my opinion...I'd say a majority (anywhere from 50-90%) of accutane users experience rosacea-like symptoms of flushing during or after treatment.

Sorry for the digression there, but it came to mind when reading this post and I felt like commenting, because this is yet another case amongst many involving ex-accutane users experiencing excessive redness and flushing.

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:49 PM

Sounds like hyper sensitive blood vessels. Both grape seed extract and pycnogenol strengthen the blood vessels, which might help. A series of laser or IPL would probably solve the issue, but that's a lot of money for this kind of smaller issue. Try looking up some supplements like the ones listed above that would strengthen the blood vessels. Best of luck!

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:59 PM

I hate when this happens! My face also gets really red when I feel anxious. dry.gif

I usually bend at the knees now then from the back, I bend like I am wearing a skirt. It does help prevent facial redness.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 12:31 AM

Likewise tewky it seems very likely that most people get these effects from accutane, they dont know how it works so they wont know why it causes the redness though.

Thanks for the suggestions deadbeat, I will look into getting some grapeseed as a supplement and see how it goes, at the moment I have got good results from following a rosacea diet which limits carbs to 20g/day and 0 sugar. I don't know why, but its something to do with yeasts/bacteria in the gut causing inflammation.