Rosacea is a skin disorder that manifests as excessive facial redness with visible capillaries and or acne lesions that can negatively affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Our Kelowna skincare centre offers personalized laser treatments to reduce visible redness and flushing as well as the acne breakouts. Laser treatment options in Kelowna include vascular laser treatments and light therapy.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can trigger flare-ups in an individual. Generalized redness on the skin can appear on areas of the face, including the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead as well as the neck and decolletage. Rosacea may also cause visible blood vessels, bumps, acne, a larger nose and watery, irritated eyes.
Rosacea cannot be cured; however, it can be treated to minimize redness and flushing and to prevent it from worsening. Laser treatments can be combined with topical and systemic therapies to reduce redness, visible blood vessels, and nose enlargement or rhinophyma.
Rosacea flareups can be associated with the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, chocolate and spicy foods. Rosacea can intensify during times of stress, anger, and anxiety. External irritants such as temperate extremes and direct exposure to intense sun and cold, sweating from intense exercise, harsh skincare products, and certain medications can worsen symptoms.
It is crucial that you know that triggers can vary from one individual to another. Reducing your external triggers are important to reducing the intensity of Rosacea.
How to Prepare for Your Laser Treatment
Before your Rosacea laser treatment, avoid unprotected UV exposure outdoors and tanning for 4 weeks before and after your treatment. Sunscreen should be applied on a daily basis with an SPF of 30 or higher. Before your treatment, all makeup and skin care products should be removed with gentle soap and water.
Vascular Laser Treatments
Dialated blood vessels or telangiectasia are often seen in Rosacea. At Cerulean Medical Institute, our laser experts use state-of-the-art vascular laser treatments to meticulously reduce redness and telangiectasia. Vascular laser treatments in Kelowna require a few sessions without the need for downtime.
IPL treatments are also known as intense pulsed light photorejuvenation treatments, require a series of four to six treatments spaced one month apart. During IPL in Kelowna, various wavelengths of light reduce generalized redness and improve skin surface pigmentation.
Benefits of Laser Treatments
1. Minimize Facial Redness
Vascular laser treatments and IPL allow you to minimize unwanted redness of your face, restoring your confidence. Laser treatments target the hemoglobin in your visible blood vessels, helping to constrict the vessels and reduce redness. Rosacea can sometimes be falsely interpreted as acne as there are acneiform lesions associated with redness. The key distinguishing feature between is that acneiform Rosacea presents with no white comedones.
2. Decrease the Visibility of Blood Vessels
Laser treatments can effectively reduce the appearance of visible blood vessels or telangiectasia on the face. With minimized redness and inflammation, you can restore confidence in your skin.
3. Minimize Flushing Episodes
Facial flushing can occur frequently in individuals with rosacea. Flushing can be minimized through laser treatment sessions. This can reduce any embarrassment caused by the flushing episodes, boosting your confidence in situations where you need it the most.
4. Improved Skin Texture
Vascular laser treatments can boost collagen production, improving your skin’s overall appearance. This boost in the production of collagen can leave you with smooth and younger-looking skin.
5. Non-Invasive and Low Downtime
Vascular laser treatments are non-surgical procedures that are noninvasive. Without the need for incisions and surgery, individuals can resume their day-to-day activities without the need for recovery time. This is an excellent option for individuals who do not want to miss work and live a busy lifestyle.
6. Long-lasting Results
These treatments require multiple sessions, leaving you with longer-lasting results. Maintenance appointments can be scheduled to sustain your desired look.
7. Customizable to Your Needs
Laser treatments can be personalized to fit your rosacea concerns. Individuals have varying levels of symptoms, and this treatment can be tailored to the degree of your needs. IPL can target the skin with different wavelengths of light, allowing the treatment to be catered to your needs and skin type. Whether you want to minimize redness, visible blood vessels, or uneven skin tone, our skin care experts at Cerulean Medical Institute will be able to help.
8. Boost Your Confidence
Rosacea can decrease one’s confidence and self-esteem. By reducing the visible signs of rosacea through vascular laser treatments, you can reduce the condition’s noticeable symptoms. This can help create an even skin tone and minimize skin texture, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem.
Candidates for Rosacea Treatments
Individuals who are in overall good health and suffer from rosacea are ideal candidates for vascular laser treatments. These treatments are recommended for patients with lighter skin tones to ensure minimal adverse effects.
What to Expect After Rosacea Treatment
In some instances, laser treatment can leave the skin feeling warm and sensitive. This effect should usually resolve within a few days. The skin can be treated with gentle cleansers and calming moisturizers to decrease discomfort.
Before deciding what treatment is ideal for you, it is essential to consult with a skin care expert to understand the best treatment plan for your needs. At Cerulean Medical Institute, we specialize in customizing treatment to match the unique needs of our patients.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our Kelowna skin care centre on (778) 760-5050 to book your Rosacea Laser treatment in Kelowna today. Effective Rosacea treatment will help improve redness, reduce flushing and improve your overall skin complexion, tone and texture boosting your confidence.