How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need for My Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, frustrating skin condition affects millions of Americans. While many patients may find relief with prescription medications, many do not. If you’re searching for alternatives to medication, treatment with a pulsed-dye laser can offer you a safe and effective alternative to medications. However, Rosacea is not curable. Laser treatment can calm it and help your skin look more normal, but you will need to have regular maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking its very best.

Pulsed dye lasers target the excessive facial blood vessels associated with Rosacea. Excessive blood vessels are why your skin appears pink or red and why you blush or flush easily. Pulsed dye lasers can safely improve Rosacea, and these work better to clear the redness, but treatments may also leave your skin slightly bruised . We tell our patients that aggressive pulsed dye laser treatments will usually require them to have several days of “social downtime”. This means you stay away from work, school or social activities while the bruises fade.

Rosacea treatment before and after photos
Rosacea laser treatment before and after pictures

An important factor in aggressive pulsed dye laser treatments for rosacea is your skin type. These types of treatments are normally used with lighter skin types. Darker skin types have an increased risk of unwanted side effects with aggressive pulsed dye laser treatments, so we use them cautiously.

Appropriate Rosacea patients who choose aggressive laser treatments can expect to see dramatic improvement in the appearance of their skin in 3-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. For patients who need or choose normal (non-aggressive) pulsed dye laser treatments, they can expect improvement after 4-6 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart.

Celibre Medical has the laser expertise, equipment and knowledge you’re looking for if you’ve failed other Rosacea treatments and are looking for a safe, effective Rosacea treatment option. We can design and execute a Rosacea laser treatment program that perfectly fits your needs, goals, budget and lifestyle.

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