If you have rosacea, a good skin care regimen and avoiding flare-up triggers can help reduce the effects. However, if your rosacea has resulted in persistent redness and visible blood vessels, our laser treatment for rosacea may be a good option for you.
That’s because even the best skincare routine and rosacea medications can leave you with persistent redness and visible blood vessels. Rosacea laser treatment is the most effective way to reduce or eliminate the blood vessels and reduce redness to even out your skin tone and boost your confidence.
Laser Treatment for Rosacea with the Elite iQ™
We want to talk specifically about how the Elite iQ™ laser system we use at Aesthetics at Cima Health helps our clients reduce the redness and visible blood vessels that are so common with rosacea. While other rosacea laser treatments may have a somewhat similar effect, the Elite iQ™ is fully customizable for your skin.
That’s because it uses the Skintel® melanin reader technology, the only FDA-cleared melanin reader which adjusts to your exact skin type. Our trained aestheticians find the perfect setting for your skin tone. You’ll benefit from a customized rosacea laser treatment perfectly matched to your skin.
The pulsed-dye laser targets the blood vessels and areas of redness without damaging the surrounding skin. The blood vessels absorb the light, which heats them and causes them to collapse. Your body then reabsorbs them. The laser also destroys the broken capillaries that cause the redness associated with rosacea.
How Long Does It Take for Laser Treatments to Help My Rosacea?
It all starts with an initial consultation, where we’ll take a “before” photo. Most of our clients see 50-100% reduction in visible blood vessels with 1-3 treatments. Each treatment takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. In most cases, we space your rosacea laser treatments 3-4 weeks apart.
Treated blood vessels will not reappear, but since rosacea is a chronic condition, new ones may appear. A treatment session once a year should be enough to lessen the effects and keep your skin tone more even.
Are There Any Side Effects to My Rosacea Laser Treatment?
Depending on the severity of your rosacea and the number of treatments you need, you may experience some mild side effects, all of which will resolve in 1-2 weeks. They include:
- Increased redness
- A rash of purple spots
- Light bruising
- Skin tightness
- Itchy skin
It’s important to protect your skin from the sun at any time, but it’s especially important when you’re undergoing laser treatment for rosacea. Once your treatment is complete, we’ll schedule a follow-up appointment, where we’ll take your “after” photo that you can compare to the “before” photo before we started treatment. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
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From the initial consultation to the treatment room, we offer the highest quality of facial skin care, individualized to your needs. We are more than clinicians; we understand how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself to recharge and feel rejuvenated. We help you make the most of your time by offering the best laser and skincare treatments for rosacea.
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