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Gabriella

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How did you decide between V-beam and IPL?

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I've researched, researched, and researched many skin procedures in the last few years. IPL is not for me. I've read many articles on it and corresponded with some who've had very unwanted, unexpected results from IPL. My derm feels that VBeam is the best way to go for broken caps and I followed his advice. He was right and it worked great for me.

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Thanks DCNGA!  I need to learn more about this for myself -- would you recommend the Internet or how did you do most of your research?

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I had V beam and IPL. Neither worked for my capillaries. I had Vbeam 4 times with no results at about a level of 12.
Photoderm was the best laser for me.


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I don't have a much in the way of capillaries, mostly just underlying redness.

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I cant recommend the Vbeam at all.
It truly did nothing for me.

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Thanks for your feedback Eloise!  If anyone has had success in reducing underlying redness, all ideas are much appreciated.

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I suggest a trip to your dermatologist. Only your doc can decide what is best for YOUR skin.

My research was on IPL via the 'net, correspondence with other IPL users and via a different type forum than skin care (SAS) forum.

There are many DIFFERENT types of VBeam, lasers, and IPL. Depending on the machine and the "operator" (I suggest only a DOCTOR, never a spa and never a nurse), the results can be different. My doc uses "old school" Vbeam, does a test spot (to see if bruising occurs), if no bruising, continues with the treatment. He's well known in the dermatological field, so I trust his technique and expertise. So far, everything he's ever done for ME is a homerun and has worked most excellently. I needed only one V-Beam treatment to clear up about 80% of my broken caps. Maybe it was the type of treatment that my skin "liked", perhaps the next person would not have the same results. All I know is what worked for me, my skin, and my "condition". I trusted my doctor to use his expertise to make it happen and he did.

Gabriella, I suggest a trip to your dermatologist to get his/her input. If it is not broken caps, someone here may be able to suggest a SAS product that might help with the redness. Again, your derm should be your best source for what is causing the problem and what would best help "fix" it.

Take care and good luck.

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Thanks DCNGA!  I wish I could take your advice and find a good derm!!!  I have been to 3 so far and they have prescribed only cortisone, and antibiotics (oral and topical), neither of which worked.  If anyone knows of a good derm. for rosacea and similar skin disorders in the SF Bay Area, please let me know.

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Good luck and I hope you find a good doc in your area.

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