WHAT CAUSES ROSACEA?
The exact cause of rosacea’s appearance is unknown. It can be linked to hereditary and environmental factors but not to poor hygiene.
Basically, factors that cause and aggravate rosacea are the ones that increase the blood flow to the surface of the skin. These factors include
- Hor drinks
- Spicy food
- Sun and wind
- Medications that dilate blood vessels
Everyone can get rosacea. But some patients are more prone to it, especially if they are women, over 30, and have fair skin. Or rosacea can affect patients who smoke or have a family history of this skin condition.
HOW IS ROSACEA DIAGNOSED?
Before a proper rosacea treatment can be chosen, the patient is consulted with the doctor. The doctor examines the patient’s skin and asks about the symptoms of rosacea. There is no specific test that can diagnose rosacea. The doctor may only ask for some tests to eliminate other conditions because it is sometimes challenging to diagnose rosacea in patients who have darker skin tones.
If the symptoms of rosacea are affecting the patient’s eyes, the doctor may first ask the patient to examine his/her eyes at the ophthalmologist.
WHAT TREATMENTS CAN HELP WITH ROSACEA?
Rosacea can get worse with time, especially if it is not treated. The redness becomes more visible, and bumps filled with puss may develop. Since the problem of rosacea happens underneath the skin’s surface, laser treatments can offer effective and long-lasting results.
At Lucia Clinic, patients can have safe and effective laser treatments to reduce rosacea. These treatments include Harmony AFT and Viora IPL.
HARMONY AFT LASER TREATMENT FOR ROSACEA
This is one of the most effective procedures for treating rosacea and revealing a clear skin complexion.
The applicator’s tip is placed directly on the patient’s skin, and wavelengths of light are emitted to the visible blood vessels. The laser light emits heat to these vessels, breaks them down, and they eventually collapse. After several treatment sessions, these vessels disappear, and the patient’s skin becomes smooth and clear.
This treatment reduces inflammation, uneven skin tone, and redness that is caused by rosacea. The skin gradually improves as the treatment triggers the production of collagen, which slowly reduces the appearance of rosacea.
VIORA IPL TREATMENT FOR ROSACEA
Viora IPL is one of the most advanced treatments for rosacea. It is minimally uncomfortable and has a short downtime. It can be safely used for all skin types. Every patient gets a customized treatment plan that addresses his/her specific rosacea concerns. The doctor presents the parameters, which include the right filter or wavelength that targets rosacea concerns.
It has a unique contact cooling feature which makes the treatment even more tolerable.
VIORA-IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a unique procedure because its applicator emits intense, visible pulsed light and treats the skin with heat and light. The emitted light energies are absorbed by hemoglobin but not by healthy skin cells. The energy only heats the blood vessels. During this treatment, Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light Frequencies are combined and emitted to hemoglobin to improve rosacea. This powerful treatment targets only the skin area affected by this condition and doesn’t damage the healthy tissue. The pulses of light penetrate the skin in a controlled manner and target the patient’s skin imperfections. The light triggers the body’s natural processes that eliminate the treated tissue. It also stimulates collagen production and the growth of new and healthy skin cells. The skin gets significantly improved in texture and tone.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TREATMENTS FOR ROSACEA?
Harmony AFT and Viora-IPL are non-invasive laser treatments that don’t require long downtime and don’t cause severe side effects. Therefore they are perfect solutions for patients who want to treat rosacea without invasive procedures.
They are safe and fully controlled procedures.
After a proper number of treatment sessions, these procedures can significantly reduce redness and inflammation and make the skin more evenly toned and smoother.