Rosacea is a chronic disease that causes swelling and redness in the skin, especially on the face. It appears as small, red bumps, and some are filled with pus. Rosacea is very common and may start as a tendency to blush or flush easily.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown. Signs and symptoms of rosacea often vary from person to person.
There is currently no cure for rosacea, but it can be treated. The most popular method of treatment is by using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or laser.
Laser treats rosacea by selectively destroying the inflamed, dilated, and hyper-responsive blood vessels without damaging the surrounding skin.
There are several different rosacea treatment options, so you can choose which is best for you.
A pulsed dye laser is used to remove blood vessels and flush them. It is effective in reducing facial redness and reports a 60% reduction in their symptoms. It is also helpful in treating itching, swelling, and burning.
The most popular rosacea treatment is intense pulses light (IPL). This method depends on a non-laser light source. It is effective in treating facial redness, dilated blood vessels, and severe acne. Those who have undergone this treatment have shown an 83% reduction in facial redness.
Those who go undergo these rosacea treatments should know that it is not a cure for the disease. It is important to meet with a laser specialist to decide which treatment is best for you and if you are eligible. Keep in mind, multiple treatments may be required.
If you are suffering from roseacea, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with an Aesthetica Medical Spa skin care expert, to discuss possible solutions that might work best for you.