Rosacea is an extremely common skin condition that most often affects individuals over the age of 30, though it is seen in younger patients from time to time. The exact cause of rosacea isn’t completely understood, as it is not an infection or bacteria, but believed to be the result of a skin irritant. Common rosacea symptoms are a flushed facial redness and may bring acne-like bumps to the affected area.
When a flare-up of rosacea occurs, the blood vessels in the face expand, which is precisely what causes the red bumps and excessive redness on the face. Individuals who suffer from rosacea may experience certain ‘triggers’ that cause flare-ups, including but not limited to:
- Certain foods
- Exposure to sun and wind
- Temperature swings
- Hot weather
One of the most effective treatments in managing and diminishing the skin condition rosacea is intense pulsed light or IPL laser therapy. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our doctors house more than 45 different lasers, meaning we have a wide selection of devices available for rosacea treatment. Let’s say that you’ve been diagnosed with rosacea; what can you expect from IPL laser therapy?
Because rosacea can result from tiny broken blood vessels, rosacea IPL treatment works to transmit a broad spectrum of light through a targeted hand-piece to the area affected with the condition. The skin and blood then absorb the light being transmitted, and the body’s natural result is to dispel any injured tissues to result in a completely rejuvenated appearance. Patients generally need to undergo between 3-6 treatments between 4-8 weeks apart to appreciate the best results possible from IPL therapy in San Diego.
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