Rosacea is a skin condition that people often mistake for acne and therefore do not pay much attention too. It has some similarities with acne as it too cause redness on the face along with bumps. Rosacea is caused by enlargement of blood vessels which can be triggered by a variety of factors. The treatment has four different kinds which can affect a person.
At a given time, one or more of these conditions can take place. Rosacea typically is diagnosed in people older than thirty years of age. Laser can be very helpful in correcting this condition. Let’s learn more about the types of rosacea and how it can be corrected.
Types of Rosacea
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea or facial redness is quite common and pretty visible. It can leave the person with stinging and burning sensation.
Bumps and pimples take place in Papulopustular Rosacea. The redness and the bumps are very obvious and red raised patches too can appear on the skin which are known as flakes.
Phymatous Rosacea is a condition in which the nose enlarges and takes a bulbous shape. This happens because of the presence of excessive tissue.
Ocular Rosacea is characterized by watery eyes that have a lot of burning sensation. They can get very red due to the condition. Eyelids too can become swollen as a result of this condition.
How does laser treat Rosacea?
The laser works delivering the energy to the blood vessels that are causing rosacea. They absorb the energy and collapse. These are absorbed by the body with ease. The laser is set at specific wavelengths to ensure that the areas nearby are not affected. Topical anesthetics are applied prior to the treatment to numb down any sensation of pain.
Is a single treatment enough?
Considerable improvement can be seen soon after the first treatment session. However, to get the desired outcome, you need to have multiple treatment sessions. A gap of few weeks is generally taken between each of these treatments. Generally a single session lasts for 30 minutes or less.
The side effects mostly include redness, swelling and itching in the treated area. Tenderness to touch is also fairly common. These should subside on their own within a day or two. In rare cases, infections can take place. You will most likely be provided with medication to counter those risks after the treatment.
Photosensitivity is developed and can last for a few weeks in some cases. It is important to protect the skin from the sun and try not to go out when the sun is beating down the hardest. Application of sunscreen with a high SPF generally does a pretty good job.
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