The last thing you want is to feel held back, embarrassed, or insecure due to rosacea. For those who experience constant blushing, redness, and inflammation of their skin, finding the ability to cope in social situations can provoke feelings of fear and embarrassment. Both men and women struggle with rosacea, and in time, without care, it tends to become worse. Rosacea is a common, and chronic, skin condition, resulting in:
This condition produces a constant blush that can sometimes be accompanied with acne. While rosacea is not curable, many patients take comfort in knowing that it is treatable. There are a variety of over-the-counter topical creams that may regulate rosacea flare-ups, however, those looking for a longer-lasting answer turn to more advanced laser medicine, including Intense Pulsed Light Technology (IPL) and blood vessel reduction. The sooner it’s treated, the better the cosmetic outcome.
Rosacea can be dramatically reduced with Intense Pulsed Light Technology or “IPL”. Intense Pulsed Light uses sophisticated wavelengths to target the deeper layers of skin where blood vessels, collagen and pigment are found. Once the light is absorbed through the skin, the over-reactivity of the blood vessels seems to be reduced, skin sensitivity seems to become more normalized, and the promotion of collagen begins. All of these factors not only reduce the appearance of rosacea, they begin stimulating healthy qualities found in younger looking skin.
Patients will begin seeing reduced facial redness and swelling associated with rosacea immediately after their first treatment. The severity of your rosacea may determine how many treatments you will need to return your skin to a beautiful, more radiant look. Typically, 5 session of laser therapy might be needed, and often a maintenance program needs to be instituted. Furthermore, Josh Fink MD will often not begin the treatment until the skin has been pre-treated properly with our proprietary rosacea conditioning system. Following a painless treatment, the skin may become slightly pink, but this will gradually decrease over 12-24 hours, revealing new, evenly-toned skin.
Dr. Fink and our staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss your rosacea treatment in Westchester NY. Contact our office at 914-393-4127, or request your appointment online today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Fink.