Benefits

Rosacea Treatment Kelowna

  • Although it cannot be cured, rosacea can be controlled to minimize symptoms.
  • Symptoms vary depending on the patient, so treatment is specific to each individual.
  • When triggers are difficult to control, laser treatment combined with topical and systemic therapies are effectively used to reduce extensive redness, correct nose disfigurement and eradicate visible blood vessels.
  • Because of the time outdoors that are part of life in Kelowna, rosacea treatment is an important anti-aging defence.
  • Customized rosacea treatments by our Kelowna skin care specialists result in improved disease control and decreased consequences particularly acneiform rosacea and rhinophyma (enlargened nose).

About

Rosacea Treatment Kelowna

Your rosy red cheeks could soon be under control with the Cerulean Medical Institute Rosacea Treatment Kelowna residents need for a more even toned complexion and a newfound confidence.

Although it is one of the most common skin disorders, rosacea remains undiagnosed in millions of people around the globe. Rosacea can cause a red-faced look, and its effects are often mistaken for acne. Severe symptoms of rosacea can result in self-confidence and self-esteem issues, with those afflicted cancelling both social and professional engagements due to sudden flare-ups.

Rosacea should not be ignored, since it will not go away by itself. The symptoms will only become increasingly more severe. So it is vital you take action now. The symptoms to watch out for include: redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Small, visible blood vessels, bumps or pimples on your face, and watery, irritated eyes.

About

Flare-ups of rosacea can cause self-confidence and self-esteem to fall, but personalized rosacea treatment by our Kelowna skin care specialists via laser, topical or systemic solutions can help with newfound confidence.

Before & After

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Before Treatment
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After Treatment

“Dr Chetty and his wife are amazing. Super friendly very knowledgable and does amazing work. I’ve been treating my rosacea with them and had Botox for my forehead lines and masseter muscles and I’m loving the results. I’ve done Botox with other doctors but I always come out looking frozen. But not with Dr Chetty, this looks very natural! I’m so happy!”

May M, Vernon, BC

Kelowna Rosacea Treatment FAQs

Is rosacea treatment right for me?

With the range of Kelowna rosacea treatments available at Cerulean Medical Institute, your cosmetic specialist will be able to advise you on which approach holds the most promise for you. If you have a tan, then you will need to allow it to fade before laser treatment, as the procedure will not be effective otherwise.

How does rosacea treatment work?

Depending on how severe your rosacea is, there are a number of approaches that can be used to treat this skin condition. Antibiotics, creams and lotions are the first port of call. Sunscreen can also be helpful, as it protects the skin from the irritation caused by ultraviolet light. We also apply laser therapy to treat the red veins that are associated with rosacea in Kelowna.

How will I feel during rosacea treatment?

Some mild discomfort may be felt during laser treatment, but this is tolerated well by the majority of patients.

What results can I expect?

After laser treatment for rosacea, you can expect fading and reduction of red, rosy cheeks. Please make sure you avoid triggers like alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, chocolate, stress, anger, anxiety, etc.

How many laser treatments will I need?

Depending on your response to laser treatments and avoidance of precipitants, you usually need four to six treatments, four weeks apart.

How do I prepare myself prior to treatment of my rosacea?

Patients should avoid sun, exposure to tanning beds, sunless tanning lotions, and tanning creams ideally four weeks before, during and after treatment. A broad-spectrum sunblock (UVA/UVB) and SPF 30 or greater should be applied to the treatment area before any sun exposure.

Prior to receiving laser treatment, patients with a history of herpes or cold sores should receive appropriate treatment. Just prior to laser treatment, remove all makeup, lotions, deodorants and oil from the treatment area with mild soap and water.

What happens after rosacea treatment?

Sometimes, laser treatment can leave your skin feeling slightly warm. This responds favourably to an aloe-vera soothing gel and external cooling.