Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
wellgood

Dr. Nase and an IPL question

Okay. So I hear this treatment Dr. Nase devised is sorta like a miracle for rosacea sufferers? Correct? My question is whether this procedure is performed by certain dermatologists around the world... or just by 3 derms somewhere in Texas. I'd really like to know if anyone in say, Australia performs this procedure. And if not... THEN WHY THE FUCK NOT?

My other question is regarding the usual IPL treatments. Why do we have to wait 12 months after roaccutane to get it done? I'd like to get it done ASAP to stop my rosacea in its tracks. Is this a bad idea? Does anyone know why?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although Dr Nase has been very useful to the rosacea community with his book where he gathered a lot of reports, trials and information, hes not the be all end all of a cure. Just make sure you find a qualified doctor/dermatologist whos specialist area of IPL is rosacea and redness.

modman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Although Dr Nase has been very useful to the rosacea community with his book where he gathered a lot of reports, trials and information, hes not the be all end all of a cure. Just make sure you find a qualified doctor/dermatologist whos specialist area of IPL is rosacea and redness.

modman

Thanks mod. I shall try. Perth, Australia is a little backwater for a state capital in terms of cutting edge medical tech shit tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

I am new to this board and thought I would join to toss around ideas.

I have battled rosacea for many years. I am a difficult case as I have melasma too, not to mention post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, due to the inflammation caused by the flushing and acne type infection ( a component of rosacea).

Due to the combination of rosacea and melasma, I was considered untreatable when it came to IPL, but I found a doctor in Brisbane Australia who felt he could help me. It was a long battle, but we achieved considerable success. In March 2003, I actually walked away from the clinic virtually symptom free and was able to enjoy a pretty normal life for about 10 months. At which point I thought I would just require touch ups.

IPL is absolutely wonderful for rosacea, but very painful to the purse!!!

Also, unfortunately, IPL doesn't work for all people, all the time.

To cut a long story short, I was never able to completely get off the oral antibiotics, and although IPL keeps the flushing at bay, since I have become resistant to the antibiotics, I can't get rid of the acne type infection.

One of my main problems is, I can't receive the necessary high ( therapeutic) levels of energy in order to shrink or shatter the blood vessels, due to the melasma. The darker the skin, the more light it absorbs and the greater the risk for burning.

To all those fair skinned Rosaceans out there, without pigment problems, the success rate for those who choose to have IPL, is very high.

My IPL doctor is very good. I see lots of red faced beacons come to the clinic and they leave looking good.

I am the most difficult patient the clinic has due to the complexity of my problems, but I shouldn't be viewed as the norm.

I just wanted to give everyone hope.

Just a note of advice though. If your IPL doc doesn't know what he/she is doing, treatment will not be very helpful.

OK, now on to a different approach. Sorry if this constitutes a new topic, but I feel it is related, as you will see.

Anyone familiar with the ENVIRON skin care range?

It works on building up levels of vitamin A in the skin. ( Not retin-A! I have used that in the past and it gave me rosacea!!)

Due to the complexity of my case, my IPL doctor suggested I try some of the products.

He knows the doctor who developed these and together they have put me on a regime.

The theory is, if they can build up the strength of my skin, and normalise it, I will get a lot of improvement and combined with IPL, I can hope for a longer term improvement.

I was extremely reluctant, due to the nasty side effect of angiogenesis ( blood vessel growth), seen with Retin-A, but they assured me that I am unlikely to experience this with ENVIRON.

I have to be honest, I am not convinced, but I agreed to give it a go. The acne type infection became so bad, I had to try something.

So far, so good. My skin is much calmer and the outbreaks are less.

I have only been on this for one month though, so it is too soon to make a proper assessment yet.

I would be interested to know if anyone else has tried ENVIRON?

Meanwhile, all the best to everyone and I will keep you posted on my condition.

(Please let it be improvement!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


                ×