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Can Laser Treat Rosacea?

on Tuesday, 03 March 2015. Posted in Dermaspa Blog

Can Laser Treat My Rosacea?

Laser Treatment of Rosacea DermaSpa Ajax Pickering

Laser treatments have proven to be very effective in keeping Rosacea under control.  Laser can treat both the “broken blood vessels” (telangiectasia) as well as the flushing of the skin that is caused by Roscea.  Laser works by targeting and destroying these unnecessary blood vessels without damaging the skin.


What type of Lasers help Rosacea?

IPL – IPL or Intense Pulsed Light devices such as Cutera Limelight use multiple wave lengths to destroy the broken blood vessels and reduce facial redness.  This treatment is appropriate for those with fair or light skin tones and should be avoided on tanned or dark skin tones.

Nd:YAG – This laser technology uses a specific wavelength that can be used to treat the diffuse redness or flushing associated with Rosacea as well as the broken blood vessels.  With Nd:YAG technology such as the Cutera Laser Genesis, all skin tones are safe for treatment.

The most effective treatment would require a combination treatment which would include both IPL and Nd:YAG Laser treatment.  These treatments can be done one after the other as one is treating the upper layers of your skin while the other treats the deeper layers of your skin.  These treatments can be done without any anaesthetic and are tolerated well by most.


How Many Laser Treatments are Required to treat Rosacea?

Although a visible improvement may be noticed after one treatment, a series of 3-4 treatments is recommended for optimal results.  The first treatment is performed at a lower setting with subsequent treatments becoming more aggressive as the skin tolerates, allowing experienced laser technicians to deliver maximum results without compromising client safety.

Although excellent results may be achieved after 3-4 treatments, it is important to have a plan to maintain the results.  Maintenance may include a skin care regimen as well as maintenance treatments.   A maintenance plan varies from person to person depending on the severity of their Rosacea and how often one is exposed to their Rosacea triggers.

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