8th July 2012 05:06 PM
How to treat KPRF, VBeam Perfecta?
I suffer from what is most likely KPRF (depending on the doctor I've also been told it's rosacea) in the cheeks, leading to constant diffuse redness and I can also get severe flushing from alcohol or warm weather for instance. I have had many non-bruising VBeam treatments as well as a few IPL and YAG sessions (to reduce flushing). While the treatments may have helped a bit, especially the YAG I suspect, I'm far from cured. Therefore I'm re-thinking my options.
Do you guys have any good advice as to what will typically work for KPRF or diffuse redness/flushing in general, e.g. certain VBeam settings or IPL? I live close to a dermatologist with a VBeam Perfecta laser, so that is definitely the most practical route for me. He hasn't had a great deal of success with me so far unfortunately, but he is supposed to be the most competent VBeam laser specialist in my country (Norway), and it could be due to the conservative settings we've been using. In another thread on this forum, I found a scientific article (KPRF & KPAF responding to PDL 2010.pdf) that describes settings that were found effective on patients with KPRF. According to the findings described in the article, bruising is actually necessary for good results. What do you guys think, do the recommended settings in the article correspond with your experiences?
8th July 2012 07:42 PM
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Hi aknuds and welcome to the RF. I don't know anything about KPRF but perhaps you can find some useful info here:
Feel free to do a search on the RF as well as I am sure others have posted here about KP.
Best of luck.
8th July 2012 08:20 PM