With summer officially in full swing in San Diego and many of us spending more and more time in the sun, those suffering from rosacea may become increasingly aware of the appearance of their face. Rosacea is a common skin condition in which the face appears red and flushed, with acne-like bumps often appearing as well. For many suffering from rosacea, exposure to the sun and hot temperatures often triggers the condition, meaning summertime can often be uncomfortable.
In addition to sun exposure and high temperatures, other common rosacea triggers are:
- Certain foods
- Wind exposure
While there is no cure for rosacea, there are several ways to prevent and treat flare-ups, greatly reducing the redness of the face and increasing self-confidence. If left untreated, rosacea will gradually continue to get worse.
It is very important, when suffering from rosacea, to wear sunscreen daily and avoid any known triggers, like alcohol or excessive stress. Our expert dermatologists here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can also help reduce the appearance of rosacea through the use of cutting-edge laser treatments.
The use of the V-Beam laser or the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser, when done by one of our renowned, board-certified dermatologists, can significantly reduce the redness and flushed appearance associated with rosacea. To learn more about rosacea, visit niams.nih.gov
VBeam Perfecta Laser
The VBeam Perfecta laser is a pulsed-dye laser that targets blood vessels in the skin. When used on rosacea, the laser causes the damaged blood vessels to be reabsorbed by the body, reducing their appearance, thus reducing redness. When performed at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, a VBeam laser treatment is quick and relatively pain-free. Some redness or swelling may be present after the treatment but will vary from patient to patient.
Treatment with an IPL Laser in San Diego, through a process called photorejuvenation, uses broad-spectrum light to penetrate the red tissue and blood vessels, thus damaging them, and causing your body to naturally absorb them. Once your body has absorbed the damaged tissue, the appearance of the rosacea will be greatly diminished.
One of the best parts about undergoing laser treatment in San Diego at CLDerm is that there is virtually no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activity right after their treatment, although reactions do vary. Schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists today to see if the IPL laser is the right choice for you.
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Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Today to Discuss Your Rosacea Consultation
The expert staff at CLDerm can answer all your questions about rosacea and the VBeam and IPL laser treatments! If you are tired of having a red, flushed face and are ready to see what your options are, schedule a consultation today by calling (858) 943-2113. Our team of board-certified dermatologists in San Diego are experts in the treatment of rosacea with lasers, and we are confident in our abilities to help you.
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