Rosacea is a condition in which the face appears blushed because of dense clusters of blood vessels, acne and pimples. The most prominent indicator of rosacea is its red and flushed appearance. Many conventional ways aim to treat rosacea but these are either, invasive, slow in showing results and not effective.
The most advanced technique of treating rosacea is a laser therapy, as lasers are non-invasive, safe and produce effective results. Rosacea causes blood vessels under the skin to enlarge and appear on the surface as redness. A laser treatment for rosacea is highly effective in treating these. Moreover, some studies have shown that laser treatments can improve acne and pimples.
Multiple lasers are used to minimize rosacea such as the Nd: YAG laser, the KTP laser and the pulse-dye laser. For eliminating rosacea-related thickening of the skin on the nose and cheeks, the erbium YAG laser and Fractional CO2 laser are also used.
Most of the patients see a visible improvement in their skin after just one laser treatment, but several sessions are needed to completely remove the appearance of rosacea. Taking preventive and cautionary measures such as avoiding sun exposure and wearing strong SPF sunblock would disable visible blood vessels from returning.
Some commonly asked questions regarding rosacea treatment are the following:
What types of lasers can treat rosacea?
The pulsed dye laser has been approved by the FDA for rosacea treatment. Laser light targets the blood vessels in the skin or in rosacea lesions and breaks up these vascular conditions. This technology also stimulates collagen production thereby providing the skin with a firm structure, increased brightness, and an even complexion. Laser light therapy requires a series of treatments over a period of time.
Rosacea can also be treated with the IPL or Intense Pulsed Laser, this method uses short pulses of high-intensity light to treat the skin. The difference between IPL therapy and laser treatment is the amount and intensity of the light beam made incident at the skin and absorbed by the blood. The body removes the heated up skin that gets disposed of with the body’s natural system, replacing it with new and smooth skin. Sometimes the IPL and PDL are performed in unison.
Is Rosacea treatment painful?
No, the rosacea treatment is not painful. Although it may cause slight discomfort to certain patients but this discomfort isn’t intense enough to apply a topical anesthetic. The amount of pain one feels would depend upon their pain threshold. Usually, men have a lower threshold for pain and feel it harder to bear.
There are several topical treatments and clinical procedures for treating this painful condition. Your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can better guide you which rosacea treatment is best for your skin type, based on that he or she will proceed with the treatment.
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