*Warning* English is not my 1st language it is my 3rd *Warning*
Just a brief history. I have always been a flusher from long as i can remember as i got older permanent redness started setting in. I have oily skin, enlarged pores, red marks, bad texture and red tone skin. I was always insecure about my skin, I could never point a finger at it but my skin is very weird... in some lighting my skin tends to look flawless but under certain lightings its very bumpy,flaky, and discolor'd(my girlfriend has pointed this out).
Outside (looks perfect) - http://i.imgur.com/uoecq14.jpg
side of cheek inside - http://i.imgur.com/7sfRbjH.jpg
cheeks are red outside - http://i.imgur.com/J718XMg.jpg
2 months ago i was diagonised with Rosacea(first time going to a dermatologist). She recommended me Finacea + Metrogel(Got a huge sample pack which lasted 7 weeks). They did not work!
I have also tried Mirvaso which was actually amazing but it was 10x worse if i trigger'd a flush and omg the rebound flushing. !!
I went to a medspa interested in a IPL but somehow they convinced me to get "Laser Genesis 1064nm" which did nothing to help. I did some more research at home and found V-beam was supposly the "gold standard" for Rosacea.
So i went to Dermatologist/Plastic Surgeon he recommended i could get Purpura or Non-Purpura. I decided to get the Purpura as i heard it works much more effective.
The actual lasering did not hurt what-so-ever imo... even the nurse(who seem'd very qualified as she was very informative) said i got through it better then most people. She turn'd up the setting while giving me the treatment cause my bruising went away 2 fast or thats what she said. It lasted about like 5-10 minutes and it felt like someone was spitting hot water on my face.
Afterwards my cheeks are extremely swollen and my whole mid-section of my face is just full of black-dots.. I havent seen a photo online as bad as mine, but im assuming it was a very aggressive treatment.
I posted this on Rosacea Support but the forums seem dead so i guess ill start updating my progress here instead.
Day 1 (25 hours after treatment)
The black dots now seem to be kinda purplish/red with some hard bumps forming(not sure what this is). The swelling has gotten worse or maybe its because i just woke up?
Edited by rawrpie88, 11 December 2013 - 09:16 AM.