How Can Cosmetic Lasers Treat Rosacea?
With unpredictable flare-ups and uncomfortable irritation, rosacea can be embarrassing and bothersome for those who suffer from the skin condition. While most people experience facial flushing every once in a while, those with rosacea have facial redness that occurs more frequently and for longer periods of time. Although there is no permanent cure for this skin condition, Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers laser technology to help relieve and reduce the symptoms of rosacea.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that causes the blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface to become dilated. While the condition is harmless, it can lead to noticeable symptoms including overall redness, swelling, flushing, spider veins in the affected area, and in severe cases, acne-like breakouts. These signs typically occur on the face around the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, but symptoms can also be spotted on the chest, neck, ears, arms, and scalp.
How Lasers Can Help
While a number of treatment options for rosacea exist, laser technology is the most effective way to reduce rosacea symptoms. Our cosmetic laser treatment targets the enlarged blood vessels beneath the skin that produce redness. This treatment works to reduce the size of these vessels and over time closes them off, so they can be naturally absorbed and safely eliminated by the body. After treatment, flushing and redness will be minimal and more manageable.
How to Manage Symptoms
In between laser treatments, it is important to still avoid “triggers” that can make symptoms worse or cause flare-ups. Potential irritants include sun exposure, spicy foods, skincare products, stress, alcohol, windy conditions, and cold weather. For most patients, the best rosacea treatment will be a combination of laser treatments, prescription topical or oral medications, and avoiding triggers that cause flare-ups. Additionally, we offer select moisturizers and other topical treatments specifically made to help those with rosacea.
There may not be a permanent cure for rosacea, but new technology and treatments are readily available to help soothe irritated flushed skin. To learn more about how laser technology can help improve your rosacea symptoms, schedule a free consultation with Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Atlanta today. Also, make sure to follow our medical spa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more insights about our cosmetic laser treatments.