Rosacea Treatment

Over 13 million North Americans suffer from rosacea or facial redness. It is a long lasting, non-scarring skin condition that evolves in stages. Rosacea is often misdiagnosed as adult acne and many sufferers mistakenly believe it fades with time. Left untreated, the effects of Rosacea worsen and become more visible.

Treatment of rosacea typically requires several avenues of care starting with sun protection. Sun damage decreases the integrity of the dermal connective tissue and allows for passive dialation of the blood vessels. For mild rosacea, topical therapy (Metrogel or Retin-A) and oral treatments are often used to reduce the flushing and inflammation. In the more severe cases of rosacea laser or Intense Pulsed Light source is recommended.

Our Palomar® StarLux multifunctional system can deliver optimal energy to the facial blood vessels destroying them. These optimal wavelengths of light clear vascular lesions by targeting the chromophores of the hemoglobin. These damaged lesions are then naturally cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days without bruising. Some patients have reported improved skin texture similar to Photorejuvenation as an additional benefit of this treatment.

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