Laser Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea with its red-faced, sometimes acne-like skin condition is an inflammatory skin condition with signs and symptoms that may include:
- Redness on the cheeks, nose, or forehead
- Small visible blood vessels
- Tendency to blush or flush easily
- Tightness and dryness
- Thickening of the skin on the cheeks, nose, or forehead
- Watery or irritated eyes
- Small bumps or pimples on the face
How does it work?
This treatment works by dilating and destroying blood vessels that cause the redness rosacea causes.
How effective is it this treatment?
When used to treat visible blood vessels, most patients see a 50% to 75% reduction in visible blood vessels after 1 to 3 treatments. Some people see a 100% reduction
What are the pre and post instructions?
- To prevent or reduce swelling and discomfort, cool water compresses may be applied to the area. These may be applied for 10 minutes of every hour. Do not apply ice directly to the treated area.
- Showers are permitted but prolonged hot baths/showers are not advised for 1-2 weeks. Gently pat the treated area dry with a soft cloth. Do not rub a towel or washcloth because the area is extremely delicate while healing.
- Avoid sunlight exposure to the treated areas. Use a sunscreen with SPF30 or higher for several months following treatment to avoid prolonged redness or pigmentary changes.
- Avoid swimming and contact sports while the skin is healing.
What is the treatment’s timeframe?
Treatments are usually spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.