Rosacea is a skin disease typically first appearing in people during their 30s and 40s. It is marked by redness of the face, flushing of the skin, and the presence of hard pimples or pus-filled pimples, and small visible spider-like veins called telangiectasias. In later stages of the disease, the face may swell and the nose may take on a bulb-like appearance called rhinophyma.
Light based technology photo rejuvenation works to erase many of the unwanted signs of Rosacea. This effective technology allows light to pass through surface skin cells, destroying unwanted blood vessels. The end result of this treatment is noticeable decrease in unwanted signs of rosacea. Your skin tone will immediately become clearer, and the redness will disappear.
These state of the art laser skin-treatments utilize broadband light to destroy the surface, unwanted blood-vessels that accompany Rosacea. Although there is no permanent cure for Rosacea, BBL is an effective treatment for managing the condition. Patients can go through life with normal, healthy, even colored skin.
Rosacea can be treated in many ways. We offer treatments using Broad Band Light Photo facials and products specifically to reduce the redness associated with rosacea. This procedure is performed at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa daily. In addition to performing the treatments, we are also happy to help advice on proper at-home regimen, and provide tips and tricks for best managing your Rosacea.
On average, 3 to 4 IPL treatments are needed to clear-up current Rosacea condition, with another treatment recommended about once a year for maintenance purposes. These treatments are relatively quick; treating the entire face takes about 20-30 minutes.
Most patients describe the treatment as feeling similar to a quick rubber-band snap against the skin. Although not necessarily a pleasant sensation, the treatment is over so quickly that everyone has an easy time getting through it.
Results unfortunately, these treatments do not permanently cure Rosacea, and instead they are just a way to beautifully manage it. Maintenance treatments will be needed, but the frequency will depend largely on how you care for your skin in the meantime. The keys to successfully managing rosacea are follow appropriate skin care and use of cosmetics, as well as avoiding trigger factors that may aggravate your individual case. Our aesthetician will work with you to create a plan using these procedures, or a combination, to help relieve the inflammation and achieve your best skin.