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"PDL can be used added to oral minocycline to reduce relapses among rosacea patients who are undergoing oral minocycline treatment."

Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Combined with Oral Minocycline Reduces Recurrence Rate of Rosacea.
Ann Dermatol. 2017 Oct;29(5):543-547
Ko HS, Suh YJ, Byun JW, Choi GS, Shin J

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (The internal cavity of a Coherent Inc. model 740 dye laser is exposed during alignment of the optics)

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A paper on Dye pulsed light (DPL) concluded, "DPL is not the optimal procedure for treating severe telangiectasia in patients with ETR, whereas the efficacy of the treatment for erythema was not affected by the severity of the condition."

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2020 Aug 31;:
Retrospective Study of Factors Affecting Efficacy of Therapy with Dye Pulsed Light for Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea.
Zhao L, You C, Chen H, Wang J, Cao J, Qi M, Hou S, Zheng X, Shao L, Liu Q

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