Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that commonly affects women and displays itself as redness or flushing of the face, discolouration, veins, and/or hyperpigmentation. Other signs of rosacea can include spots, red bumps, whiteheads, dome-shaped and textured skin, broken blood vessels and capillaries, sensitivity to certain skincare products, and more.
While the exact cause of rosacea can never be isolated, it is thought to be a condition caused by genetics and the individual’s lifestyle and environment. Typically, the rosacea will appear on a person’s forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin, making it near impossible to hide with makeup alone. If you suffer from rosacea and are sick and tired of worrying about how red your face is in public and in photos, then Toronto’s Elements Spa, led by board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar can help. Let’s look closer at how laser treatments can help treat your rosacea.
The latest and most advanced technologies have created more options for patients to treat their rosacea without the use of topical creams and medications. At Elements Spa, we successfully treat patients with rosacea with IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. IPL uses broad-spectrum light to target colour in the skin (red, pink, brown, etc.) and helps the skin become more cohesive. Patients not only reap the benefits of colour correction from IPL, but they also notice improvements in pore size, collagen production, and smoother texture from the photo rejuvenation treatment. The laser is particularly tailored to filter out certain lights and wavelengths to target facial redness without causing sensitivity and irritation to the skin.
The particular wavelengths of this highly effective laser directly target the hemoglobin in the skin and capillaries which as a result decreases the redness and inflammation in the skin. It is important to note that patients with rosacea will need to maintain their results with a series of sessions. Depending on the patient’s skin and the severity of the condition, 5-6 sessions are generally recommended. Fortunately, IPL works diligently to reduce facial redness, as well as redness of the neck, and chest with no need for downtime or recovery.
Rosacea can certainly take a toll on one’s confidence and self-esteem and we’re here to assure you that you can get that confidence back and get amazing-looking skin again with the help of Dr. Adibfar and our experienced team. It is incredibly vital patients seek the assistance of a qualified laser technician. Lasers can be damaging to the skin if not handled with the care and diligence of a highly-experienced technician.
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