Skin Solutions

Rosacea Treatment

While Rosacea is typically a harmless cosmetic condition, patients can feel discomfort from heat or when
flush. It is more common in Caucasians,
affecting women more than men, and is most common
between the
ages of 30 and 60. Triggers of rosacea
episodes include strenuous exercise, temperature
alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods.

Mild cases are often not treated, or simply covered with cosmetics while triggering mechanisms should
avoided.  Laser treatment is often a good option that targets the vessels associated with the condition.


How the Excel  Laser Can Help?
The Excel  laser offers 3 treatment modes, giving increased
options for removal of facial redness. For rosacea
, laser treatment is often a good option that targets the vessels associated with the disease. With sufficient treatments, much of the redness can be removed, although periodic re-treatment may be required because rosacea is a chronic condition.

What do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, patients will experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Gel is recommended to cool the skin before vascular treatments. Anesthesia or pain medicine is typically not required.

How long will treatments take?
Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.

How many treatments will I need?
One to three treatments are usually sufficient to see results. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for extensive cases of rosacea.

What happens after treatment?
Immediately following treatment, spots and redness will start to darken. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and possibly a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness.

When will I see results?
Within one to three weeks, the darkened spots will flake off and
fade. Diffuse redness or telangiectasia
will decrease and your mottled complexion will improve.

Will spots and redness reappear over time?
and diffuse redness may appear with new sun damage; however they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and diffuse redness. Rosacea is chronic and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however its appearance can be improved.



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