Laser Skin Rejuvenation for Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin disorder that affects mainly the face, but it can also affect the eyes, back, chest or neck. The main and best-known symptom is persistent redness that makes the patient appear to have a ruddy complexion. Rosacea involving the eyes makes the eyes bloodshot, watery and irritated.
How is Rosacea Treated?
There is currently no cure for rosacea, but there are a number of treatments that can control the symptoms and make the facial redness less extreme. Some antibiotics work well in controlling rosacea. Some prescription skin creams or ointments can also be used as treatments.
People with rosacea tend to have sensitive skin, so they should avoid substances that can irritate it or that make it burn or sting. Rosacea patients should, therefore, stay away from skin care products that contain ingredients like witch hazel, peppermint, alcohol, many fragrances, salicylic acid and eucalyptus oil. Since rosacea patients can be especially vulnerable to skin problems caused by certain ingredients, many people turn to laser skin rejuvenation for rosacea treatment.
How Does Laser Therapy Help Rosacea?
Lasers can also be used to treat rosacea, and they can reduce redness and/or remove visible blood vessels. The specialist uses a device that emits the laser and aims it at the treatment site. The lasers produce heat that causes the blood vessels to disintegrate. Most patients need at least three sessions to get rid of all of the targeted blood vessels.
What Happens During Treatment?
In laser skin rejuvenation for rosacea treatment, the specialist will use a device that emits both the laser and a cooling agent. The latter both protects the epidermis and makes the procedure less uncomfortable. The device will then produce the laser, which takes the form of a burst of light.
A typical session will last around 30 minutes. Most patients will need several sessions spaced about three of four weeks apart. The patient will have to wear protective eyewear during treatment. Most patients feel only mild discomfort during the session; they describe the laser as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Can Laser Skin Rejuvenation for Rosacea Help Me?
The ideal candidate for this procedure will be somebody with good overall health. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation at the Colton Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Novi. This simple treatment may be just what you need to alleviate your rosacea symptoms. Contact us today to book your appointment.