Rosacea is a condition that causes redness on the skin. It usually happens in relatively small patches and is most common on the face, including the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It often does not start until individuals are well into their adult years.
Rosacea can get worse over time, and it can get to the point that it is accompanied by burning and stinging sensations. It is sometimes mistaken for acne because of the bumps and pimples that can appear on the skin. Sometimes, small blood vessels that have an appearance similar to spider veins become visible through the skin.
People who suffer from advanced cases of rosacea can experience some swelling of the skin accompanied by the appearance of red bumps. Over time, it can get worse and lead to permanent changes in a person’s appearance. Things like exposure to the sun, eating spicy foods and the use of alcohol can trigger it.
Sometimes, rosacea can be treated with medication. Those who have not responded favorably to medication often explore treatment by Intense Pulsed Light therapy. This is especially true if the rosacea is caused by tiny blood vessels appearing on the face. This condition is known as telangiectasia. The Intense Pulsed Light therapy works in these situations by closing off the small veins that have become visible, making them disappear over time.
Intense Pulsed Light therapy can be used for a number of skin conditions and does not require any downtime following treatment. People are free to resume their normal activities immediately following their treatment session.
Treatments are given through a special unit that is passed over the skin in the targeted area. Treatment sessions typically last around half an hour. It usually takes a series of treatments to get the desired results. However, this varies from patient to patient. There may be a small amount of redness on the skin that appears because of the treatment. However, this is temporary and can be expected to disappear in just a few hours or so.
If you are bothered by rosacea and have been unsuccessful in your efforts to resolve it in the past, you should have a discussion with our team at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown about the feasibility of using Intense Pulsed Light therapy. It may just be the answer you have been looking for all along. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more!