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Millions of American adults like you suffer daily with the embarrassing redness and acne-like breakouts of Rosacea. It’s a common skin condition that usually affects those with fair skin types. Although many different oral and topical prescriptions exist for the treatment of Rosacea, none is 100% effective. Rosacea is incurable, so even if a treatment works, it can come right back. If this all sounds familiar to you, then we’d like to talk to you about a different Rosacea treatment option: pulsed dye lasers.
If you’re tired of dealing with the uncertainty of Rosacea, or if you’ve failed multiple different prescription treatments in the past, then lasers may offer you the relief and improvement you’ve been looking for. They can be an effective treatment tool no matter how bad your Rosacea is or what you’ve tried and failed in the past. Sometimes, they offer long-term relief from the daily flushing, redness and breakouts of Rosacea. Here’s how they work: pulsed dye lasers are the tool of choice for treating Rosacea. They target hemoglobin, which carries oxygen and is responsible for the red color of blood.
Rosacea before and after photos
The typical symptoms and facial appearance of Rosacea develop due to too many enlarged and dilated facial blood vessels in the skin. This laser effectively targets these numerous vessels and heats them up quickly, causing them to collapse. Once this happens, the treated blood vessel can’t fill back up; it slowly breaks down and then is reabsorbed naturally by the body. The end result is less blood vessels, less redness and clearer skin.
In addition to getting rid of the excessive, non-essential blood vessels, the pulsed dye laser also gently heats the skin, triggering some collagen and elastin remolding and stimulation. This equates to smoother, tighter skin with each treatment. Also, Rosacea itself can trigger textural skin changes that can be improved with these laser treatments. No topical prescription cream can do that!
Rosacea laser treatments are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow for sufficient healing. Depending on the severity of your Rosacea, you may need 4 to 8 treatment sessions to get the improvement you’re looking for. Although these treatments are most often not covered by medical insurance, our patients tell us that they are well worth the investment because of both the physical relief and cosmetic improvement they provide.