Rosacea Laser Treatment
Currently there is no known cure for rosacea. However, it can be controlled and people like you who are living with symptoms of rosacea can enjoy some freedom from condition. At Oregon Derma Center we offer many therapies to treat the symptoms of rosacea including our most popular and effective treatment, laser therapy. Rosacea symptoms can vary substantially from one patient to another. Therefore, treatment must be customized for each individual patient in order to achieve optimal results.
Rosacea Symptoms Treated with Laser Therapy
- Redness (erythema)
- Visible Blood Vessels (telangiectasia)
- Bumps (papules)
- Pimples (pustules)
- Enlarged Nose (rhinophyma)
Laser therapy for Rosacea is widely considered to be the most effective treatment for the condition and is effective in treating similar skin conditions such as acne and acne scars. In combination with other treatments, laser treatments for rosacea may provide near complete relief from your symptoms.
How Does It Work?
The highly specialized lasers used in the treatment emit a targeted wavelength of light which is designed to hit visible blood vessels just below the skin. The heat from these lasers disintegrates the blood vessels safely and without pain or incisions. You may experience some discomfort or high temperatures during the treatment but for the most part patients report feeling very little to no discomfort.
Types of Laser Treatments for Rosacea
Laser treatment is effective for rosacea sufferers who have small red lines on their face, as well as for people who tend to have a red face all the time. We use the industry leader Fotona Laser.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Generally it takes about three treatments to see substantial results. This, of course, depends on the severity of the rosacea and other contributing factors. Most patients will experience some redness and swelling during a post treatment period of about twelve to twenty-four hours after the treatment. The redness and swelling will subside as will any other potential side effects such as peeling, bruising, or a feeling similar to a sunburn. These side effects may last from five to ten days. We take extra care to make sure that we minimize the potential for side effects like these while providing the best possible treatment. Over the next two to three weeks the blood vessels will disappear and should stay away for a very long time.