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Is there evidence that either red light or photofacial therapy will treat the constant redness from rosacea?

Yes: There are data regarding the use of ipl, photo facial for the treatment of rosacea. The extent to which benefits are seen will vary from patient to patient and a thorough consultation with an experienced care provider will help give you some good guidance. Be sure to review before and after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments.

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At home red light therapy at 650nm, how effective is this when using it for popped pimples? Does it help it heal? Reduce redness, and swelling?

At home red light therapy at 650nm, how effective is this when using it for popped pimples? Does it help it heal? Reduce redness, and swelling?

Acne & Light Therapy: Evidence for light therapy and lasers in acne vulgaris as of 2012 is not sufficient to recommend them. While light therapy appears to provide short term benefit, there is a lack of long term outcome data or data in those with severe acne.

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Is red light therapy available at tanning salons helpful as advertised?

Is red light therapy available at tanning salons helpful as advertised?

Mixed data: The jury is out on the effectiveness of led red light therapy. It may have some benefits but the data is not great.

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How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?

How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?

Cold laser: Cold laser is well known to promote healing. It is used in europe quite a lot (unfortunately not in the usa-due to fda). I would think that its not a waste of time and to certainly try it. Make sure its a medical grade laser and max treatments are 12 but you should see a difference by 6-7 treatments if done right.

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Does light therapy (mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne? Thank you

Does light therapy (mixed blue and red light)work to clear acne? Thank you

Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free.

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Can red light therapy get rid of my acne?

Can red light therapy get rid of my acne?

Red Light Therapy: Light that is 660 nm in wavelength is the red light that experts need to treat acne. This light is able to reach inside layers of skin without damaging it, and it kills the bacteria in the pores that cause infections and acne.

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Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

Does blue and red light therapy work on post inflammatory hyperpigmentation? The red dots from previous breakouts? Thanks!

IPL vs: Treatment success depends on your skin color and any underlying inflammation. Have you had an ANA test? Send a color sample of your skin to see what is the best option.

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Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Using an over-the-counter blue/red light therapy mask for acne, 15 min daily, my insomnia has worsened, it is possible its the light therapy?

Poor choice: Phototherapy is at best an adjunct for acne. You deserve better. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength therapy. Acne is a serious chronic illness that needs to be treated aggressively; having visible acne as an adult is a sign of poor self-care. Wishing you the best.

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What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

What will get rid of post red acne scarring/marks found on fair skin tones? I've tried everything. Does blue and red light therapy work? Thanks.

TEA TREE OIL: STOP ALL DAIRY, MEAT AND JUNK/FAST FOODS. DO NOT USE ANY MAKEUP UNLESS its natural and chemical free. Use EWG. ORG app for buying clean cosmetics.Most important-Destress and sleep 8 hours/day starting @ 10 PM. Stop CONSUMING all kinds of vegetable and processed oils in your diet.Drink 2-3 liters-water but not with food but either 1 hour before or 2 hours after. DESTRESS. Apply tea tree oil daily 3 months

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Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Maybe: Most of the treatments for rosacea are for the pimples that occur with it. They usually don't help the redness. There is a new drug, Mirvaso, that constricts blood vessels and helps the redness of rosacea. Although not approved for acne, it might help the redness there also.

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Hello I am a 27 year old that is considering purchasing a red/ blue light therapy product to us at home. Is it worth the investment?

Hello I am a 27 year old that is considering purchasing a red/ blue light therapy product to us at home. Is it worth the investment?

Expensive: Home red/blue light therapy product for treating acne are expensive (about $300) and do not work as well as office based product. More about red/blue light therapy: http://www. Acne. Org/light-therapy. Html

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Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

Does red and blue light therapy work for red acne marks? Thanks!

ASDS opinion & 1more: Two sites to read: https://www. Asds. Net/Laser-Light-Therapy-for-Acne-Scars/ and http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/73275-red-blue-light-therapy-acne/

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What do you suggest if I have bumps, scars, and redness from acne on my face. Could I use rosacea treatment to get rid of it?

What do you suggest if I have bumps, scars, and redness from acne on my face. Could I use rosacea treatment to get rid of it?

Maybe: There is a new drug for rosacea, Mirvaso, which helps the redness. It is not approved for or tested in acne, although is might help the redness.

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I want to know if there's a cure/treatment for my red hot burning cheeks? It's not rosacea.

I want to know if there's a cure/treatment for my red hot burning cheeks? It's not rosacea.

Red hot cheeks: Use virgin coconut oil applied 3-4 times daily. It my take up to 3-4 weeks to work. Propanolol could possibly also give you a red face.

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Does home red light work for rosacea?

Does home red light work for rosacea?

No: Red light treatments (whether by led or low-level laser) have no proven benefits for rosacea. Blue light therapy (also used for acne) can be of benefit if rosacea has a bacterial component, which it frequently does.

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I have rosacea problems. I am getting treatment from a dermatologist. But still sometimes I get itching sensation in small areas and it becomes red.

I have rosacea problems. I am getting treatment from a dermatologist. But still sometimes I get itching sensation in small areas and it becomes red.

Sensitivity: Not sure question but it could be skin where cream placed is sensitive and you itch. May need steroid cream to help it? Speak to your dermatologist.

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