With over 3 million cases of Rosacea reported each year, the condition has become a topic of interest amongst healthcare professionals. Here at the MedSpot, we understand how uncomfortable and debilitating it can be. Those with Rosacea may experience symptoms such as redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, swelling, acnelike breakouts, and irritated, swollen eyelids. While there is no cure for Rosacea, certain lifestyle changes—like protecting yourself from direct sunlight—can help relieve and manage symptoms.
For a clinical approach, the use of laser treatments and/or chemical peels is recommended to help reduce discomfort and limit flare-ups.
Considered the worlds’ safest pulsed-dye laser, the V-Beam Perfecta® laser treats the skin flushing and redness due to rosacea as well as sun damage, acne and scars. This laser beam wavelength also stimulates the production of collagen to allow your skin to continue to heal and turn over after treatment.
How the V-Beam Perfecta® Heals the Skin
Like many other lasers discussed here, the V-Beam Perfecta® laser heats the layers of the dermis underneath the surface to facilitate and encourage the skin to replace the old, degraded skin cells, with new, healthy, collagen rich skin cells and tissues. While the cells are broken down beneath the skin, the surface of the skin remains undamaged.
Who is Best For the V-Beam Perfecta® Laser?
The V-Beam Perfecta® laser is the best laser available today for unwanted skin pigmentation and discoloring. It is also very effective for the treatment of broken capillaries, visible blood vessels, and unwanted redness. These are all symptoms for rosacea. Anyone with rosacea, or any of these aforementioned ailments, is a perfect candidate for this procedure.
How Quickly Will I Notice Results?
Results can be seen in as few as one or two treatments and there is little to no discomfort or downtime. For symptoms such as redness in the face or acne-like blemishes, patients reported a minimum of 20% reduction of redness. In the case of visible blood vessels, laser treatments were found to have an even greater success rate with patients reporting an average of 50%-100% reduction of symptoms.
Chemical Peels for Rosacea
Chemical peels vary in formulation and strength based on the skin type and need. For the treatment of rosacea, a low-grade TCA or glycolic acid would most likely be used to help rejuvenate the skin and promote healing. The peeling agent, by shedding the old, damaged skin, also enhances the penetration and effectiveness of topical rosacea treatments prescribed for use at home.
More About the Treatment
Rosacea treatments are an average of 3-4 weeks apart. If symptoms arise between treatments your doctor may prescribe medication to maintain results between sessions. With minimal side effects, a history of outstanding performance and lasting results, the team at the Med Spot can help you get longlasting relief from the pain and discomforts of living with Rosacea.
Come to Dr. Reyes at the MedSpot in Woodland Hills for a free consultation to explore all the different methods for alleviating problems related to rosacea or any other skin related conditions that you experience.