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Laser Treatment for Rosacea: What is It and How Does It Help?

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Pink cheeks are a sign of youth and beauty, which is why so many makeup products fly off the shelves each year. But what happens when there is too much reddening? Large ruddy patches spread across the face are certainly not attractive and may even be embarrassing for those who have them. This is a medical skin disease called rosacea but it may be easily treated with lasers, light treatments, and prescription topical medications.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition most common among those in their 40s and 50s who have light skin. Although no one cause has been pinpointed, genetics is likely to be a contributing factor. In the early stages, individuals may experience persistent redness and spider veins in the cheeks, followed by bumps and thickening skin. These symptoms might be worsened by sun exposure, spicy foods, caffeine, and other factors. Later on, if the disease is allowed to persist, it may spread to the eyes and cause painful inflammation.

Rosacea is a relatively common skin condition, but one that causes people to feel tremendously embarrassed. Rosacea sufferers may also experience physical pain from inflammation, nodules on the skin, and sensitivity. If you have been experiencing the discussed symptoms, we can help you treat rosacea with a variety of laser treatments.

Laser Treatments for Rosacea

There is currently no cure for rosacea, but laser skin rejuvenation can be a good way to bring the redness under control. Laser treatments can be safely combined with prescription medication and other treatments for comprehensive rosacea treatment in New Jersey.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Starlux IPL (intense pulsed light) targets visible blood vessels and broken capillaries (sometimes called spider veins) in the skin. These are common rosacea symptoms that worsen overall facial redness. Pulsed light heats up and breaks down these blood vessels to improve the appearance of your skin.

Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy

Vbeam Perfecta is a pulsed dye laser treatment that can also treat visible blood vessels as well as diffuse redness and flushing. Vbeam Perfecta can also treat inflammatory acne and nodules caused by papulopustular rosacea (acne rosacea).

GentleYAG Laser

The GentleYag laser can be used alone or in combination with the Vbeam laser to improve the appearance of deep blood vessels on the nose. The yag laser starts with a cooling spray to keep you comfortable during treatment.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

CO2 laser skin resurfacing is an intensive treatment that can treat symptoms of severe rosacea like thickened skin and rhinophyma, which is the development of excess tissue and inflammation on the nose.

Schedule a Consultation

Laser skin rejuvenation can be a quick and effective way to address your rosacea symptoms and help boost self-confidence. Schedule a consultation today with our expert team to discuss your rosacea treatment options in more detail and determine the best one for your individualized treatment plan.