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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Collinson

My Experience With Mirvaso

Large companies with the most reach are heavily tied down by regulation when it comes to promoting or even discussing treatments and medication. I therefore need to use my freedom in this sense to start directly discussing my own personal experiences with medications in case there’s anything you may not have heard of/tried.

After a recent stretch of multiple flare ups I began my usual routine of desperately searching the internet for any kind of treatment which could offer a reprieve. It was then that I stumbled across a few Rosacea treatments, in particular Mirvaso.

Over my lifetime I’ve been told by different specialists that I have Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea etc so I was surprised that in my 31 years no one had ever offered me Mirvaso. Especially as it seems to be a fairly widely used medication with some people getting good results.

It works by restricting the blood vessels in your face to allow less blood through thereby reducing redness. 

When I first tried it the results were miraculous, I hadn’t seen my face so clear in years. The most shocking thing was the speed in which it worked. Within half an hour my face went from this.

To this

It was staggering. I’ll admit along with the relief of my skin being clear and not being in pain one of my first thoughts was “WHY HAS NOONE SUGGESTED THIS TO ME BEFORE!”. Along with a nagging feeling that the answer for me is never this simple.

I immediately jumped online and started reading anything and everything I could about Mirvaso. The same theme jumped through time and time again. That it’s an excellent tool in the toolbox for emergency use however it can wear off in the long term. Sure enough when used daily that’s exactly what it did for me.

However, a bit of a side story; my Wife Donna is a very successful glass artist and was recently invited for an event as a guest artist to The Corning Museum of Glass in New York. You may be familiar with the museum if you’ve ever watched “Blown away” on Netflix which is essentially a Bake Off style show but with glass artists competing for a chance to win a place at the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s kind of like being a musician and being asked to play at Glastonbury! This was obviously a huge deal and I was so excited to share this moment/assist with the logistics of the day. Of course my skin decided to flare on the morning of the event, something which was incredibly daunting as I knew I would have to spend the day trying to make a good impression to all of Donna’s followers/important people at the museum. I also didn't want to put any more pressure on/distract Donna. Mirvaso significantly helped to calm my symptoms and enjoy what turned out to be an incredible day. I will forever be grateful for being able to be there and watch my Wife have her moment in the limelight. I can’t explain how surreal it was seeing a queue of people waiting to meet her and wanting photos/things signed!

So to summarise my experience with Mirvaso is that it wasn’t the cure but it is a very powerful short term tool, similar to prednisolone, Daktakort etc. While we wish these were all long term solutions, the psychological benefit of knowing we can fall back on these treatments when we so desperately need them is invaluable.

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