You don't have to live with the signs of rosacea, and you don't have to spend valuable time and money covering it up with makeup. Light-based rosacea treatment can reduce rosacea redness, and "flushing" to reveal clearer, more natural-looking skin in just a few easy treatments that are practically pain free.
Rosacea treatments use pulses of light to target and treat the blood vessels that are responsible for the chronic redness that appears on your skin. Once the vessels responsible for the rosacea are treated, the redness and rash can disappear. Best of all, rosacea treatment can provide skin tone improvement by diminishing the appearance of broken blood vessels and acne-like breakouts associated with this common skin condition.
Oral medication and antibiotics for rosacea treatment can have systemic side effects and can take weeks to be effective. Medication-based treatments can also be dangerous for women who are pregnant or nursing. Light-based treatment for rosacea can work quickly; sessions may take less than 30 minutes and you may see visible improvement after your very first treatment. It's a targeted remedy that affects only the blood vessels without harming healthy skin, so it may be a good alternative to creams and oral medications.
Answers to common questions about light-based rosacea treatment:
How does it work?
Light-based rosacea treatments use an optimized light device to target and clear the blood vessels under the surface of the skin that are responsible for rosacea. This light energy is absorbed specifically by blood vessels, which shrink and collapse, reducing your rosacea.
What types of symptoms can be treated?
Light-based rosacea treatment can be used to reduce redness, spider veins and acne-like breakouts that generally occur.
Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Light-based rosacea treatment can work on many skin types. Your provider will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
What kinds of results can I expect?
You can expect to see a decrease in the visible symptoms associated with rosacea after the very first treatment; however, several treatment sessions are usually needed to achieve the best results.
How long does it take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during light-based treatment for rosacea. Your provider can discuss pain management options with you.
How many treatments will I need?
You normally will see some improvement immediately. Depending on the severity of your condition, two or more treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.
How quickly will I recover?
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects of light-based rosacea treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which may last a few days.
Other possible side effects include blistering, prolonged redness, bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of skin color, and removal or lightening of freckles.
There is a risk of incidental hair reduction or hair removal in the treated areas. Rare but possible side effects include scarring.