Redness of the skin is perhaps one of the most common skin issues of people all over the world. This skin condition is what most people commonly refer to as rosacea. This condition can be very unsightly and that is the reason why several treatments have been created to reduce as well as completely remove it from one’s skin.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea (pronounced as ro-zay-sha) is one of the few common red benign skin conditions that affects millions of people all over the world. This condition appears like acne and has affected at least 16 million people from all walks of life. Oftentimes, Caucasians as well as those having fair skin are the ones that likely to acquire rosacea.
What are the symptoms of rosacea?
You can easily pinpoint someone suffering from rosacea since the skin turns red or pink. Having small red bumps containing cysts and pus can also be apparent symptoms of rosacea. However, people are suffering from rosacea themselves don’t know whether their skin condition is actually diagnosable and treatable. People having rosacea sometimes mistakenly assume that they are just flushed or blushing.
What causes the redness in Rosacea?
One of the most common skin conditions that have affected both adolescents and adults alike is acne. There’s a lot of reason why there are some people who are affected by acne breakouts. Some of these reasons include diet, stress and can be symptoms of far more serious diseases.
Why do you need to treat the redness in your face even though your acne breakout has ceased?
Majority of dermatological processes are usually flocked by high volume of patients suffering from acne. Most of these patients do not only want to remove the unsightly acne on their face but they also want to have a blemish-free skin after the breakout. For some people, they need to wait for several months before the lesions and the redness go away. During this period, patients usually make use of make-up to cover the imperfections on their face. However, for some patients, the redness reminds them of the breakout that they once endured.
How can laser therapy reduce facial redness?
Pulses of light target and treat the blood vessels that are responsible for the chronic redness that appears on your skin. Once the vessels responsible for the redness are treated, the redness and rash can disappear. Best of all, rosacea treatment can provide skin tone improvement by diminishing the appearance of broken blood vessels and acne-like breakouts associated with this common skin condition.
How long does a treatment take?
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Does it hurt?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during light-based treatment for rosacea
How many treatments will I need?
You normally will see some improvement immediately. Depending on the severity of your condition, two or more treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.
How quickly will I recover?
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects of light-based rosacea treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which may last a few days. Other possible side effects include blistering, prolonged redness, bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of skin color, and removal or lightening of freckles. There is a risk of incidental hair reduction or hair removal in the treated areas. Rare but possible side effects include scarring.
Is it worth it to undergo laser treatment to reduce redness?
Yes, it is. Laser therapy is an abrasive free treatment that will not only reduce the redness in your skin but will also improve the overall appearance of your skin both on the inside and the outside. If you want to look good without breaking the bank, opting for a laser therapy is a smart, effective choice.
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