Laser for Redness (Rosacea)

Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a chronic condition and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flushing or redness of the face. While distinct vessels can be part of the condition, the overall redness is caused by vessels that are too small to see individually.

Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.

While there is no cure for Rosacea and the cause is unknown, medical laser therapy is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms.

Rosacea

Primary Signs of Rosacea

  • Flushing
  • Persistent Redness
  • Bumps and Pimples
  • Visible Blood Vessels

The diagram below demonstrates how IPL works to rejuvenate the skin and treats the red blemishes

stages1 stages2 stages3
Before Treatment
(damaged skin)
During Treatment
(target tissue responds)
 After Treatment
(rejuvenated skin)

 

Red blemishes from broken blood vessels and brown spots of pigment from sun damage respond to Intense Pulsed Light. The light is changed to heat energy as it reaches to the level of the collagen beneath the skin surface.

before-after

 

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