Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness, pimples & pustules, and swelling on the face.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness, pimples & pustules, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne,” rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area.
When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Small dilated vessels also may be present due to prolonged sun exposure. However, when the skin doesn’t return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it’s best to seek advice. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.
Here at New Light Laser and Aesthetics we offer treatment options to help you with this very common skin condition!
The Icon MaxG, a laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) vessel treatment gives you one convenient solution to treat them all quickly and with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Light-based rosacea treatment can reduce rosacea redness and “flushing” to reveal clearer, more natural-looking skin in just a few easy treatments, practically pain-free, providing a more permanent result than topical creams.
Light-based rosacea treatment can effectively reduce:
• Rash, redness, and flushing
• Acne-like papules, pustules, and patches
• Rosacea swelling, inflammation, and discomfort
Laser and IPL light therapies work by delivering pulses of light to destroy capillaries responsible for contributing to rosacea. During the month following treatment, the body continues to absorb blood vessels, causing facial redness to significantly diminish. IPL is the most effective solution for fading redness and rosacea. IPL treatment sessions are administered by our specially trained laser technicians here at New Light Laser and Aesthetics.
IPL rosacea treatments can improve redness, shrink pores and create a more even skin texture, offering remarkable results unachievable by oral medication or antibiotics. Light based treatments offer beautiful results within just 2 weeks, and minimal side effects. . Unlike oral medications and creams, the ICON MAXG™ IPL targets precise areas without causing damage to surrounding skin.
Many patients affected by broken capillaries, spotty pigmentation or brown spots tend to see results after just one IPL treatment session. However, individuals suffering from rosacea require a series of 30 minutes light based laser treatments for optimal results.
Another great add-on to your laser treatment is the Vivier Redness Program.
The revolutionary Redness Program calms, soothes, and reduces redness, while at the same time reducing fine lines and wrinkles, aging skin, and expression lines.
Your customized Redness Program includes six full size pharmaceutical grade products in an elegant cosmetic bag:
- Refreshing Toner
- Radiant Eye Contour Cream
- Redness Solution Complex
- Triple Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Vascular lesion post-treatment instructions
A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts two to 24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves in 2 - 3 days.
Apply wrapped ice or gel packs to the treatment area for 10 - 15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed. Never apply ice directly to the skin.
An oral, over the counter anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen such as Advil) or an analgesic (acetaminophen such as Tylenol) may be taken to reduce discomfort. Use medicine according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
The vessels may undergo immediate graying or blanching, or they may exhibit a slight purple or red color change. The vessels will fully or partially fade in about 10 - 14 days.
Until redness has resolved, it is recommended to AVOID THE FOLLOWING:
- Applying cosmetics to treated areas
- Swimming, especially in pools with chemicals
- Hot tubs and jacuzzis
- Activities that cause excessive perspiration
- Sun exposure to treated areas. Apply an SPF 45 or greater sunscreen to prevent skin color changes
- Aggressive scrubbing and use of exfoliants on the treated areas
- No exercising for 24 - 48 hours post-treatment
Bathe and shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature-sensitive.
Schedule a follow-up appointment for evaluation. Repeat treatments may be performed every 7 - 14 days if skin has fully recovered. 1 - 4 treatments may be necessary, 7 - 14 days apart.
Do not pick, remove or pull at any darkened lesions as scarring may occur