What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels to appear in your face and can be mistaken for acne or other skin conditions. Rosacea most commonly affects middle-aged women with fair skin and when a flare up is experienced it can last for weeks to months at a time before going away. The key symptoms are facial redness with swollen red bumps and small visible blood vessels that if left untreated, can worsen over time.
How To Treat Rosacea
Antibiotics or anti-acne medications can control and reduce symptoms, but one of the most effective treatments is laser therapy. Our Harmony AFT rejuvenation therapy targets hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin as well as redness and broken vessels and other conditions caused by or are worsened by sun exposure, such as rosacea. This laser emits light to target the visible blood vessels just underneath the surface of your skin. The heat from this laser works by breaking these vessels down to the point that they will eventually collapse. After your treatment is complete, these vessels shall altogether disappear minimizing the appearance of redness in your cheeks caused by rosacea.
You may need anywhere from two to eight sessions, which will be spaced about six weeks apart. People respond to laser treatment differently. Depending on severity of their symptoms, skin type, and other factors, some clients need only a few treatments while others may require more.
Treated blood vessels will not reappear, but new ones can form. To prevent thickening skin from returning after the treatment and help maintain results, your dermatologist can prescribe medication.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects of an AFT Photofacial may include temporary redness or swelling, however swelling should be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. You may notice “coffee ground” looking spots that appear after the treatment. This is shattered melanin rising to the surface of your skin and will flake off in less than a week.
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