Many people bothered by flushed skin and frequent acne-like breakouts may not know they have a skin condition. Rosacea is a common skin problem that causes redness, bumps, and other symptoms. Treatment options target the redness and rejuvenate the skin for a smoother, clearer appearance.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that may fade and worsen over time. The condition can affect the eyes and cause thickening skin, especially on the nose. The most common types of rosacea cause flushing, redness, visible blood vessels, and acne-like breakouts.
Scientists believe that rosacea has underlying autoimmune factors. Your skin may also have problems making proteins that help it maintain its natural barriers. Rosacea flares can occur in response to temperature changes, hormones, spicy foods, and household products.
What are My Options to Treat Rosacea?
Skin with rosacea is extremely sensitive, so you should see a dermatologist for treatment. Your Krauss Dermatology team offers treatment options that provide results without causing skin irritation. Options to treat rosacea include:
An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial rejuvenates and brightens the skin. This treatment addresses many types of hyperpigmentation, redness, and sun damage. An IPL Photofacial is an excellent treatment option for those wanting to achieve more youthful-looking skin while treating their rosacea.
VBeam Vascular Laser
The VBeam is a Pulsed Dye Laser that targets redness and visible blood vessels. This effective treatment dramatically reduces rosacea symptoms, providing long-lasting relief. It can also treat spider veins, other causes of redness, and red birthmarks. This laser effectively reduces redness and provides a clearer, less blotchy appearance.
Rosacea is a stubborn condition. Most people need a series of treatments to address their concerns. You will usually need three to five IPL Photofacials to see your desired results. You may see improvements within a few weeks of your first session.
The number of Vbeam treatments varies depending on the severity of your rosacea and redness. Minor redness may fade within one or two treatments, but most people with rosacea will need more. You will typically see results within four to six weeks of your first treatment. Results condition to improve after your last session.
Is There Any Downtime With Rosacea Treatments?
Both treatment options are non-invasive and have minimal downtime. An IPL Photofacial may leave your skin flushed for up to a few hours after treatment. A VBeam treatment may cause minor redness and swelling. More intensive treatments may result in temporarily darker areas. You can resume your usual activities, but you may wish to avoid social obligations for one to two days.
“After seeing Dr. Krauss for many years, I can’t imagine trusting my skin to any other doctor. Her experience and expertise, professional and reassuring manner, and her superb judgment and skill, have always produced the best results for me. I’ve referred many friends over the years; they’ve all been equally satisfied”*
If you have further questions about rosacea treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at (781) 247-5593 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.