Rosacea & Facial Redness Laser Treatment
Performed at our Duluth, GA medical office, north of Atlanta.
Rosacea is a skin condition in which the blood vessels close to the surface of the skin dilate, producing the appearance of flushing. Other symptoms associated with rosacea can include visible blood vessels (like spider veins) in the face, acne-like breakouts of small pustules, and persistent redness on the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose, as well as on the chest, neck, ears, and scalp. While rosacea is generally harmless, the embarrassment and social effects associated with the chronic skin condition can be damaging.
Red spots also known as hemangiomas or vascular lesions are typically only a cosmetic issue. Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth, just north of Atlanta, Georgia, offers red spot removal on the face and body. Red spots can usually be removed in one treatment with no down time; occasionally, two treatments are necessary to remove larger vascular lesions.
Laser treatment for rosacea involves pulsed dye lasers to target the enlarged capillaries under the skin that produce the redness. By destroying the enlarged blood vessels and allowing the body to absorb and eliminate them naturally, laser rosacea treatment eliminates the embarrassing flushing and redness associated with the chronic skin condition.
Does timing make a difference for laser rosacea treatments?
In the early stages, rosacea can be mild with only occasional symptoms, but over time, the condition can become more severe and more persistent. Starting laser treatments before your rosacea worsens may be able to slow the progression and leave you symptom-free for months at a time.
How do I know if I’m at risk for rosacea?
Simply speaking, rosacea and facial redness can affect anyone. However, it’s more common in people with fair skin, especially those who have a history of blushing easily. Rosacea also tends to be more common in women, and appears to have a genetic link, so you probably have a higher risk for rosacea if you have family members who have it. Regardless of your risk factors, talk to us about laser treatments if you start seeing a bothersome amount of facial redness.
Is there anything I can do to make my laser treatments for facial redness more effective?
Our highly qualified medical staff will give you pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions to help you attain the best possible results, but it’s also important to continuously care for your skin properly. Stick to gentler, non-irritating skincare products, and remember to protect your skin with a sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every day.
Will laser treatments resolve my facial redness and other rosacea symptoms forever?
There is currently no cure for rosacea. This means that while laser rosacea treatments can produce long-lasting results, your symptoms will probably return. Talk to the experienced provider who performs your treatment about a long-term approach.
Please contact our office at (770) 495-9322 for more information and to schedule your free consultation for treatments available for rosacea and facial redness.