Rosacea laser treatment has been a hot topic recently. Some medical experts claim that it is now one of the the best ways to deal with this currently incurable condition. All types of laser treatments are currently being used to treat a variety of skin problems, and the one that is working well in combating rosacea, and getting many positive reviews, is IPL, or intense light therapy.
What exactly is rosacea? It is a permanent skin condition that usually develops within the ages of 30 to 60 and progresses in severity if left untreated. Although there is no known cure for this disorder, and the causes are not even completely understood, most doctors would agree that common triggers include over-exposure to the sun, too much stress, harsh weather (hot, windy, or cold), and over-excursion. The National Rosacea Society also points these triggers out.
Back to the discussion about rosacea laser treatment. . .this is meant to remove dilated blood cells on the face, which in turn diminishes the redness and inflammation caused by the condition. If you do decide that you want to try this type of laser treatment, you need to take several factors into consideration. First and foremost, do not get your hopes up too high. Although many claim to see great improvement after the treatment, results vary from person to person, as does the severity and degree of the condition itself.
You must definitely discuss your questions with a dermatologist who can give you a more detailed analysis of your skin and his opinion on how the laser treatment will work for you. It’s also important that you are honest with your dermatologist and yourself about your lifestyle. This treatment may do little for your condition if you continue to ignore the elements of your lifestyle that are causing the disorder to persist or worsen.
This type of treatment has been around for many years, but laser technology has evolved and the treatment protocols have been enhanced, so that it has gotten progressively better and significantly more effective. These types of treatments cause only minimum discomfort. Facial redness does increase immediately after the treatment, but only lasts for a few hours and can be easily covered with make up. An average of five sessions are necessary, and they should occur, at the most, every two weeks, and it is generally recommended to space the treatments out over three-week periods.
As with all types of surgery, specialized dermatologists and surgeons are the only people who are licensed and capable of performing your procedure. Make sure to do your research and ask all the questions that you need before committing to rosacea laser treatment.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice of a medical professional.