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Surfer808  ·  15 May 2015

Hi Whoopie, just wondering if you have tried the Soolantra yet & if it's any good?

 

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savagegirl  ·  14 May 2015

Hi, could anyone recommend a dermatoligist in the dublin or louth area? I was diagnosed with rosacea two years ago by my gp & have been on effracea. It does help with the breakouts but not with the redness or stinging. I also have a lot of broken veins on my face. My gp is currently on maternity leave & i don't have confidence in her cover. I'd like to get a dermatoligists recommendation & possibly look at laser treatment.

Would laser treatment be covered by Vhi or would i be better off going public?

Thanks.

 

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Whoopie  ·  12 May 2015

Soolantra looks like it's available from today, woohoo, hope it's the cure for me, anyone with type 2 should investigate, I'm off to get a prescription tomorrow https://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medicines/medicines-information/find-a-medicine/results/item?pano=PA0590/028/001&t=SOOLANTRA

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  29 Apr 2015

Hi Emily, you are not alone by any means . there us a new website called rosacea.ie which you might be interested in..its new and solely for the condition rosacea...it will be constanly updated with any latest tips and advice from rosacea sufferers around the world....see what you think

 

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emily34  ·  28 Apr 2015

HI, i have just come back from a clinic and they confirmed I have rosacea, I am devastated to be honest, they sold me 230 euro worth of home care products, ZO Skin Health, has anyone ever tried these? There is salicylic acid in them and now I am reading its an ingredient to be avoided? Also thet said gentle exfoliation is required to remove dead skin but I am also reading now it should be avoided. I am so upset and confused. I dont know where to begin and evrything says if you dont get it under control it will get worse

 

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Swaywithme  ·  16 Apr 2015

It seems a lot of people in this forum favor laser treatment for Rosacea. there is nothing wrong with it. In fact, there can be no general cure for Rosacea. Sometimes it works for someone, sometimes it doesn't. Individually, the best thing to do is discover your own regimen, the one the suits you. For example. Im not really into laser treatment. I have tried once and my red patches recur few month after. I mean, it's alright, at least I have experieced "no red patches moments" which i think everyone of us desires. After my spots recurred, I opted to use a topical cream called SR Lotion which I found online at srlotiondotcom. From that moment on, I have no problem with flare-ups. I have mine at a moderate level to almost undetection. 

 

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Surfer808  ·  16 Dec 2014

Thanks Redhead. Sadly us guys don't have the luxury of wearing any make up to cover up! Laughing I hope to definitely go for the IPL, I was thinking about going to a beauty therapist nearby who does that but I'm a bit wary as I'd imagine someone like your doctor would be a lot more professional. Plus I don't wanna be seen going into a beauty salon! :) I'll see how things pan out.

Yeah avoid coffee/chocolate etc if you can, basically anything that tastes nice! :) Cheers for the info, hope u have a great xmas.

 

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Whoopie  ·  16 Dec 2014

Not sure what's happening but I gave up with the dermatologist after the last visit 6 weeks ago, was sick to death of the guesswork prescribing different creams after each visit and 12mts on acne antibiotics. Anyway I threw it all in the bin and tore up the last prescription I got for more. (I was diagnosed in October 13) 

So now I've been off all percription creams and antibiotics 6 weeks and my face is a lot healthier than its been in a long time, it healing, red is retreating (it's just about gone and the pores are normalising) and the spots are all gone, couple of red marks where they were but there disappearing as well. 

I'm taking omega 7 buckthorn oil capsules, and was washing my face with tea tree oil soap and rubbing in some seba buckhorn oil onto my face just after washing before bed. It seems to have worked. (Just washing it off with water in the morning) 

I have Type 2, with the spots and the redness.  Will report back in a few weeks with an update, hopefully things keep going as they are.

As it is I don't think trying a packet of the buckthorn tablets will do any harm, it's definitely soothed the skin and given it a chance to recover.

 

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redhead  ·  16 Dec 2014

Surfer808,

Yes I must start taking probiotics too, I think zinc is good too but because i was taking it with a cup of coffee it prob didnt absorb into my system at all..  Coffee prevents absorbtion of iron and other nutrients apparently, but defo an improvment in redness and spots since stopping coffee....

I always just put back on my make up straight after the IPL, never experience much bruising much but it will be a bit red alright but will calm down fairly fast...it will be less red the day after anyways.... Best of luck with it.... and Merry Xmas tooLaughing

 

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Surfer808  ·  15 Dec 2014

Hi Redhead. Yeah best to avoid the antibiotics altogether if you can, used to be on them as well for acne but stopped taking them as they just make things worse in the long run. Do you take Acidophilus? I find those good, take one after each meal. Also plenty of fibre is key too, although I don't take as much as I should & get outbreaks because of it. Diet, exercise & avoiding stress (if possible!) go a long way to keeping acne at bay.Your IPL sounds like it worked really well for you. Just wondering if you needed much downtime afterwards, was there any bruising or much redness?

 

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redhead  ·  09 Dec 2014

Surfer808,

Its the IPL, my skin is okay, it never flushes or burns any more so thats great, still gets a bit red on cheeks and chin at times but i just cover with makeup. It would prob be less red if i got the IPL a few times a year but just too expensive....

I take a Zinc tablet every day as i suffer from the acne and spots too at times and i have recently stopped drinking coffee and just drink normal tea and more water and my skin is much clearer so i think coffee is a trigger for me...

Hope this helps, my flushing too started soon after starting on an antibiotic back in 2006 so maybe that triggered the flushing too.....havent been on this antiobiotic for few years now... 

RedheadLaughing

 

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Surfer808  ·  08 Dec 2014

Thanks Redhead Smile  Wow, it is pretty pricey isn't it! Was it IPL or the pulsed dye laser? I had that done before, left quite a bit of bruising and to be honest in the long run I didn't find it hugely effective. Although I suppose it really depends on who's doing it. How is your face now?

 

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redhead  ·  28 Oct 2014

Surfer808,

I got it done at Dr Cal Condon's surgery at the Blackrock clinic in Dublin. Cost approx 250-300 per session...You would probably have to make appt with Dr Condon first.

Hope this helps

RedheadLaughing

 

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Surfer808  ·  27 Oct 2014

Hi Redhead, where did you get your laser treatment done and how much was it? Thanks.

 

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eddykeed511  ·  24 Oct 2014

Redhead

Ok cheers

 

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redhead  ·  24 Oct 2014

Eddykeed511,

I cant remember how many sessions i went for the first year, but probably 3 or 4 at least anyway, i never get the flushing/burning on my face now. Sometimes its red but it never feels hot at all....thank God as it was burning 24 hours a day when i first got it... its what the dermatologist recommended for the flushing... they usually prescribe antibiotics/ and or cream for the pustular spots associated with Rosacea but IPL Laser and sometimes medication for the flushing....

 

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eddykeed511  ·  23 Oct 2014

redhead

Thanks for the advise. Do the laser treatments reduce the amount of flushes you go through or does it just reduce the severity of the flushes? Aslo hiw many treatments did you get to find it helpful?

 

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carllambert1993  ·  23 Oct 2014

I have been using rossoseq for a month now and it is useless!, I've yet to hear from anybody that has had a benefit from it that hasent had there face splashed across a newspaper... I'd spend the 27.50 for it on something more usefull... 

 

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redhead  ·  20 Oct 2014

Hi Eddykeed511,

For facial flushing i would try laser treatment. go to good dermatologist that specialises in laser and ask their opinion..... i got it done and its the only thing that helped with the burning and flushing sensation....Its expensive but worth it in my opinion....

EmbarassedHope this helps

 

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eddykeed511  ·  19 Oct 2014

Hi,

I started using rosseque (if thats how you spell it for nearly a month now). I was really hopeful that I had found something that can help me with this problem(facial flushing) when I red an article in the paper. I ordered it and it came a few days later. I started using it the following morning and its now been nearly a month since I started. I dont mean to put people off but I really didn't find this product in any way effective at all. I am still suffering from hot flushes every single day and it is extremely difficult to live with. I am quite young( in my mid teens) and have very smooth skin and mabey it differs from person to person but it certainly has not been helpful for me. I'll keep searching for something, anything that can help as my rosacea can be so damaging to self confidence. If anyone knows of anything that might be of help it would be much appreciated. Thanks

 

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Kristoffer Kollen223  ·  24 Sep 2014

Hi everyone,

i am Kris I suffer from rosacea for years and now i can't tell that i am not anymore. My rosacea was trigger with alcohol, stress and cold dry weather, i suffered from redness on the chick, nose, chin, up the nose and lots of dry skin. i tried lots of different products cream, face wash, they put me under antibiotic i stopped it after a month i really don't like antibiotic. I was annoyed with it when it flare up always self-conscious and worrying about it, did not want to be on any pictures, always thinking people are looking at it or they ask me what is wrong with your face? My sister told me i should try those products about a year ago and my answer was i tried similar products nothing works blablabla then i tried natural option using aloe vera plant and doing my own potion it did help at first and end up to be a fail. I was at the end of my solutions so i decided to give a go and try what my sister told me. I end up buying a cleansing lotion, 2 different type of face mask and a moisturiser. a week later i can see a good change in my skin dramatically less redness, skin hydrated and the rosacea was under control. She told me if you want more result you should try that machine that help you to deep clean you skin and deep moisturise it at the same time. So i tried it, big change of my skin it looks and feel smother and healthier. And recently i heard about a recovery fluid with hight level of antioxydant from the same brand that help a lot too and in some case cure it i am trying it at the moment. I am new to the forum and i am not sure if i will receive any notification if someone answer so If you need my help send me an email and i can tell you more about it. kris.kollen@gmail. com

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  05 Sep 2014

thats a real pity gordon. i am always interested in anything new coming on the market..

 

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gordokumite  ·  04 Sep 2014

So its been over 3 weeks now since I started using Rossoseq and if anything Ive noticed my Rosacea getting worse since I started using it.  Ill stick it out for another week but if I dont see any improvement then Ill stop.  So far its spread from my right cheek to along my right temple and is very red.  No postules or pimples - just the redness.  Looks like I got a nice slap across the face.

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  01 Sep 2014

hi Poppy B - my serum is ready to go - i am posting out this week...email me with your address and i will get it sent out to you...there is no charge ... finola.fegan@dkit.ie thanks - look forward to hearing from you

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  01 Sep 2014

ok - i have sample of serum for all those who answered the call to be part of the focus group. i will be posting out tomorrow. can those who emailed me let me know where they would like it sent...some of you already have left your contact address so thats fine. anyone else who would like to be involved can still contact me by my email finola.fegan@dkit.ie many thanks

 

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Shanev81  ·  30 Aug 2014

I haven't had my Rosacea diagnosed as such but I 100% have it. Im 33 and it deleveoped over a year ago. One thing I dont have in common is that sunshine doesn't make it worse in fact the opposite Ive found. Im fair skinned. Ive tried a few creams and of course no help. My GP hinted that she thinks it is Rosaea and it shocked me when she said No, there's no cure. Its really affecting me. I am self concious speaking to people now when its very flaired up. I can see that it has gotten worse over the year. I feel like if I don't get something substantial it will spread more :( Great to find this discussion but at the same time many people here are reccomending this spray, and that gel but most seem to have minimal affects. Is there something most agree on works best? I just don't want to get any worse Im too good looking to let it, hahaha only Joking!

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  30 Aug 2014

trish - if you would like to be part of my focus group - i can send you out a sample of my serum for you to try..it is a simple clean formulation - i have rosacea too though prob stage 1 whereas yours sounds like stage 2...the ingredients in mine are 0 or 1 int the EWG cosmetic base website which is a website designed to give you an indication of ingredients likely to result in sensitivity.... i would really love if you would try it..feel free to get in touch via my email  finola.fegan@dkit.ie

best of luck to you in any case - been there and bought that t shirt

finola

 

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Rosieposy1234  ·  28 Aug 2014

Hi Trish, Just bought the rossoseq myself after that article in the paper so I'm starting in the morning. Praying for good results as my skin is quite bad at the moment! Hopefully we'll both have success. 

 

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Trish1976  ·  28 Aug 2014

Hi All,

I have severe Rosacea it started when I was in my late twenties and I am not 38.  My father and brother both have it but its not as bad as mine, I have tried everything all the cream and gels you can think of from Hydrocortisan, Rozex and Rosa but the only one that worked from me was Rozex but its a prescription cream so you cant get it all the time my dad got mine for me so that I didnt have to pay a GP € 65.00.  I also changed all my skincare products to an organic range and although that helped a bit and cost a fortune it didnt solve the problem so it is getting to the point where I am looking at laser treatment, its so upsetting having it and very painful too with a face that feels like its on fire and sore spots and lumps with dry skin it just knocks your confidence I dont like anyone seeing my without make up on not even my husband he doesnt care of course but I do so I am not using the Elvave skincare range and also last night my mam gave me a spray called Rossoseq which I see is new she saw an article in the paper and got it for me, I understand its going to take 2 weeks to see a difference so I am really hoping it can help as my face looks like someone burned me or threw something really hot on it and its getting me down, I sprayed it on twice last night and this morning I could see a tiny difference as in the raw red on my cheeks is a smaller circle and not as red so thats a good start.  I am really pinning my hopes on this as its a last resort before laser treatment.  Has anyone else got any opinions or thoughts on this spray?? I can post before and after pictures too if anyone is interested dont be shocked though Embarassed

 

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Judith3528  ·  25 Aug 2014

One of my friends got rid of rosacea within 1 monthand this is his experience:

 About 3-4 years ago the symptoms of rosacea appeared on my nose. Number dermatologists treated it with various creams and variety of internal oral drugs, including steroids and after a slight improvement the symptoms returned. I even received laser treatments. The specialists’ could not promise prolonged or permanent cure. Then, in the spring of 2013 a side effects of light sensitivity has developed on the treated area.

Luckily, by the proposal of a dermatologist, I started using the Arquebuse Water 75 herbal essences from the Swiss Heavenly Flowers Company. After about 3-4 weeks, and the use of a 100 ml of Arquebuse Water the inflammation and the rosacea completely gone from my nose.  I have attached this web page  if it helping anybody http://www.rosacea-couperose-treatment.com/index.php?p=4

 

 

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Judith3528  ·  25 Aug 2014

Hi, One of my friends got rid of rosacea within 1 month 

and this is his experience: About 3-4 years ago the symptoms of rosacea appeared on my nose. Number dermatologists treated it with various creams and variety of internal oral drugs, including steroids and after a slight improvement the symptoms returned. I even received laser treatments. The specialists’ could not promise prolonged or permanent cure. Then, in the spring of 2013 a side effects of light sensitivity has developed on the treated area. 

Luckily, by the proposal of a dermatologist, I started using the Arquebuse Water 75 herbal essences from the Swiss Heavenly Flowers Company. After about 3-4 weeks, and the use of a 100 ml of Arquebuse Water the inflammation and the rosacea completely gone from my nose. If  if it helping anybody  I have attached this  web page:  http://www.rosacea-couperose-treatment.com/index.php?p=4

 

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  24 Aug 2014

hi - i will have samples of serum and information ready by Friday 29th August for those who were willing to be part of my rosacea group. if you could email addresses to which i can send the product please. my own email address is finola.fegan@dkit.ie ok look forward to hearing from you and thanks again finola p.s. anyone else who would still like to receive a sample just email me with your details and i can get it sent out..

 

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swtknny  ·  19 Aug 2014

I have been following this thread and looking for solution to my skin condition for the past two years now. I have tried a number of prescribed cream but a friend of mine bought and sent me this organic body cream which i have started using for a couple of days now. I want to use it for at least 2 weeks as she said i will be sharing the outcome and maybe it might help someone else

 

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PoppyB  ·  11 Aug 2014

Hi Finola, 

I was diagnosed with Rosacea in May. It is mild, but could get worse. I mainly have flare ups of small spots on my forehead and cheeks. It does get worse in the sun and I can't drink red wine. I would be very interested in trying the serum you are working on. Could you send me a message? I'm based in Dublin. I'm also interested in hearing about any natural remedies for it. I don't like the sound of the drugs that are prescribed they sound very harsh. 

 

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Surfer808  ·  05 Aug 2014

Hi Whoopie. How did you find the Mirvaso? I've tried it but it really leaves the skin looking a sickly pale almost, very unnatural looking. Maybe it just works different for each person.

 

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Finola Fegan419  ·  05 Aug 2014

hi - thanks to anyone who answered my open call for anyone willing to be part f my focus group.. i am not too sure how all this posting business works or how i contact those who replied directly..but for this who answered or anyone else who wants to be part of it...just email me finola.fegan@dkit.ie amd i will get back to you... thanks again - looking forward to hearing from you...

 

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barbbrady  ·  03 Aug 2014

Hi Finola Fegan419, I live in the Dundalk area and would be interested in trying this serum. I've had rosacea/acne for about a year and a half now and nothing seems to be working!

 

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Whoopie  ·  01 Aug 2014

Just been prescribed Mervaso gel for the redness instead of rozex, more or less instant results, might be worth looking at if someone is struggling with the redness. One big downside it's very expensive but best results so far. 

More info on it here http://mirvaso.com

 

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gordokumite  ·  01 Aug 2014

Hi Finola, 

Id be interested, although Im based down in Galway.  How can I get in touch with you?

 

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rasberry  ·  01 Aug 2014

Hi rosy red just wondering if you have tried the rossoseq yet and how did you find it thanks

 
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