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I'm 32 and running out of options on this one. I have what I think maybe rosacea patches around my nose and between my eyebrows. I've tried everything I can think of from a special cream which did help for the patches around the nose but the patch around the eyebrow I'm quickly losing patience with. Anyone have any suggestions? I already did the doctor he thought it was stress so that went no where.
 

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My cosmetic surgeon would probably use a YAG laser for rosacea. Although, if you have colored skin it could possible cause hyperpigmentation. I'd consult a few cosmetic surgeon and see what their opinions are with your condition and skin type. You'd be looking at around $2,000 for the full treatment on average.
 

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I would suggest going to another doctor just because one doctor says it's stress does not mean that another doctor won't be able to help. I'm assuming you went to a dermatologist but sometimes you have to just hit on the right doctor to get the answers you need.
 

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I would suggest going to another doctor just because one doctor says it's stress does not mean that another doctor won't be able to help. I'm assuming you went to a dermatologist but sometimes you have to just hit on the right doctor to get the answers you need.
It was a dermatologist. Only problem is we only one here in my town and to get in see him was a two month wait. How do I tell for sure what this problem is? This just all started within the last two years.
 

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Your next best bet then is vasculyse, which is a treatment that sends electrical impulses to the veins and forces them to close. May not be as effective but its less than a tenth of thecost of the other treatment
 

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Your next best bet then is vasculyse, which is a treatment that sends electrical impulses to the veins and forces them to close. May not be as effective but its less than a tenth of thecost of the other treatment. It works for broken veins around the nose area too. One caveat is that more than one treatment will be required.
 

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Sorry for the double post. I'm on my cell phone.

Finer spas in your area will offer this service. Once agaIn it may not be as effective.
 

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is there data to support it? Have a friend that suffers from it and her husband just became bi polar (last 18 months) and she would love to find out that it is not something that she is doing, like food or cosmetics
 

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is there data to support it? Have a friend that suffers from it and her husband just became bi polar (last 18 months) and she would love to find out that it is not something that she is doing, like food or cosmetics
I was interested in it also so i did a search on google. There are quite a few articles that link stress and rosacea. Here is one I found:

Rosacea.org: The National Rosacea Society
 

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Hi, its gotta be really hard to deal with that. Do you have a large city nearby? Even if it may be a longer drive, its probably a lesser wait and they tend to have seen much more in the course of their practice than someone who is exposed to a fairly homogenous population.
 

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regarding rosacea and stress, seems that site has lots of data, also new press release on the fact that vitamin D (3) may be the missing link to prevent rosacea terrible breakouts, I've printed it for my friend and suggest people take a look, it seems reasonable and worth a try anyway
 

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I had rosacea and the only thing that helped me was taking Oxytetraclycline. you have to take it for a long time but it really cleared up my face
 

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In addition to stress, my diet really has an affect on my skin. If I drink too many softdrinks, my skin flares up.

When I was first diagnosed, I was put on Metrogel. I wasn't keen to stay on a Rx if I could avoid it. I switched most of my makeup and skincare to natural products and continue to work on my diet and stress levels. Just cutting out the soft drinks and switching to natural skincare made huge differences immediately.

I use a Rosacea serum from gardenofwisdom.com. I find it helps as much as the Metrogel did. I discovered this natural skincare line that has made a tremendous difference: nadarra.com The cleanser is a little too harsh for me, but the Pure Intensive Moisturizer has made a huge difference. My skin isn't anywhere near as inflamed and I don't have the dry patches that I normally have. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a natural alternative to moisturizers.
 

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Metrogel didn't help me -- but the doctor wasn't too sure it was rosacea. He suggested high potency vitamin B vitamins. I feel better but I still get flare ups.
 

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Metrogel didn't help me -- but the doctor wasn't too sure it was rosacea. He suggested high potency vitamin B vitamins. I feel better but I still get flare ups.
I didn't find Metrogel made a difference for me either. My doctor said it was just the beginning of Rosacea. I don't get any of the pimples that many others get from it. I have some redness.

I was thinking that the Metrogel may be more effective for people who get the breakouts associated to Rosacea. B vitamins have helped me as well as Evening Primrose Oil.
 
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