Rosacea is a common, and chronic, skin condition, resulting
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 reduced with Intense Pulsed Light Technology or “IPL”. Intense Pulsed Light uses wavelengths of light 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, and skin sensitivity seems to become more predictable. All of these factors reduce the appearance of rosacea.
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.