What is Facial Rosacea?
Facial Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which expresses itself in redness on the face and sometimes on the neck and chest. The exact cause of Rosacea is yet unknown and many who are affected by it are unaware of their condition.
Rosacea can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for those suffering from Rosacea by providing a gradual and natural improvement to the skin’s appearance.
How does IPL procedure work?
The IPL procedure removes facial superficial vessels and as a result, dramatically decreases or completely eliminates facial redness. The vascular components of Rosacea can vary from flushing to telangiectasia and can have different densities and depths.
With a choice of multiple vascular cut-off filters and unique pulse sequencing, Lumenis’ IPL we can coagulate each sub-type of capillaries, reducing the redness and simultaneously triggering neo-collagenases which limits the recurrence of the condition, as this will strengthen the and stimulate collagen.
Facial Rosacea FAQs
Around two to four treatments may be needed, however, it all depends on the intensity of your Facial Rosacea. The result is very effective and mostly painless.
It’s common to see some redness after the laser treatment, however, this will usually fade within one to two weeks.
Other side effects for rosacea may include:
- Skin feeling tight or taut