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TCA and Rosacea??

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TCA and Rosacea??

Postby courtney1111 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:32 am

Hi Dr. Rivkin,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and answer our questions! I was recently dx w/ Rosacea (mild with redness only). I'm started on Oracea. I have been doing 15% TCA peels at home for about 1 year. Usually once a month. Should I continue this or stop for now? I haven't done one in over a month.

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Postby AlexanderRivkinM.D. » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:58 pm

you know, i would go with ipl / photofacial. the orocea will help to some degree, but you will probably need photofacials to get the best results. if you do the ipl, i would hold off on the tca. if not, then the orocea and tca should not conflict with one another, especially if it is a home use tca and therefore of low intensity.
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Postby courtney1111 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:32 pm

Thank you!
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