Rosacea treatment

Rosacea is a common skin disorder characterized by facial redness. Rosacea may initially come and go, but may also develop to become persistent redness or red lines, which trace the tiny blood vessels cross the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. In some cases, rosacea may emerge with additional symptoms such as small red bumps, dry or tearing eyes, stinging and burning sensations, and in some severe cases, a red and enlarged nose (Rhinophyma).

Other Quick Facts About Rosacea:

-         Rosacea primarily affects people with lighter skin types, though it can affect people with any type of skin.

-         Rosacea typically develops between the ages of 30 and 50, and appears more commonly in women than in men.

-         In some cases, rosacea may co-exist with acne. This is known as "adult acne rosacea".

-         Early stage rosacea may be misdiagnosed as sunburn, which often causes a delay of treatment.

Causes of Rosacea

Flushing is a basic part of rosacea, so experts believe that blood vessels may be a key cause. Though the exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, some common factors that may trigger its development include: genetic predisposition, vitamin-B deficiency, temperature change, spicy food, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, stress and other skin disorders.

Rosacea Treatment

Many people mistakenly think rosacea is just a skin problem that will go away slowly by itself, but it may actually become worse and more visible if left untreated.

For mild rosacea, topical therapy and oral treatments are often used to reduce the flushing and inflammation. But anti-flushing creams and oral antibiotics are not effective in treating the more severe facial flushing, or the broken blood vessels.

Fortunately, advances in light technology have given us many effective solutions for treating more severe cases of rosacea. It is now known that lasers and IPLs (Intense Pulsed Light) offer one of the best treatments for rosacea, especially for the erythema (facial redness). At Derma Vita Laser Clinic, we utilize IPL Quantum and MeDioStar XT to treat rosacea for most patients.

Derma Vita Clinic is one of the earliest laser clinics to use lasers and ipls to treat a diverse range of rosacea, so we have very experienced staff and a great number of satisfied patients.


How does the system work?

To clear rosacea, a specific wavelength of light is absorbed by the blood vessels and quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature breaks down and damages the lesion. The damaged blood vessels are absorbed and carried away by the lymphatic system, eventually removing the appearance of rosacea from the skin.

How long does the Rosacea Treatment take?

The whole procedure only takes 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area targeted.

How many treatments are necessary?

In most of the cases, for the best results, we recommend 2 to 4 treatments, usually at 3 week intervals.

How long will the effects of laser rosacea treatment last?

In the majority of cases, results are permanent. However, we recommend the use of sunscreen to limit exposure to the sunlight in order to prevent further damage.

Are there any side effects with rosacea treatment?

There may be a slight reddening in the treated area immediately after the treatment, but this usually disappears shortly. Make-up can be applied following the procedure. You should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks and moisturize the treated area.


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