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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Facial Telangiectasia

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How many IPL treatments for nose skin telangiectasia are needed to see an effect? I don't notice any improvement after 3 treatments, is this normal?

How many IPL treatments for nose skin telangiectasia are needed to see an effect? I don't notice any improvement after 3 treatments, is this normal?

May not be ever work: The IPL light source is a flash lamp, the same as many lasers, but the energy delivered is much less. The best laser treatment for telangectasias is the tunable or pulsed dye laser. The IPL frequencies cover most of the visible spectrum; whereas, the pulsed dye laser is tuned to the colour of oxygenated hemoglobin. The sheer power is much greater with the pulsed dye also. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Telangiectasia (Definition)

Telangiectasia are small dilated blood vessels that can appear anywhere on the body. They may be due to congenital diseases, or they may appear over time due to high ...Read more


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What is the treatment for ataxia telangiectasia?

What is the treatment for ataxia telangiectasia?

Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is best to avoid excess radiation (excess x-rays, ct scans) be wary of any signs of infection (due to immune compromise) and be vigilant about signs of malignancy (weight loss, night sweats, etc.). Physical therapy is also recommended for ataxia. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of facial capillary telangectasia? Can it become severe without treatment?

What is the treatment of facial capillary telangectasia? Can it become severe without treatment?

Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea or telangiectasias. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. If not treated, the tiny facial veins become engorged and can fill up. ...Read more

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Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?

Can some mild facial capillary telangiectasis get worse with time? Is treatment with laser a must if they aren't too much annoying?

Facial capillaries: Yes, facial capillaries can get worse with time, particularly if things that cause their dilatation are continuing. Sun damage is one of the primary causes, so are things that make the face red or warm, like hot showers, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, and others. Laser treatment is a personal choice, not a must, although it does help improve the capillaries. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more