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. Our specialists will evaluate your unique symptoms and skin type to determine the best treatment options for you.

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 defense.

Customized rosacea treatments by our Kelowna skin care specialists result in improved disease control and decreased consequences, particularly acneiform rosacea and rhinophyma (enlarged nose).


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. However, rosacea is a chronic condition with different treatment methods than acne or other issues. 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.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Rosacea Treatment?

Many patients who suffer from rosacea are well suited to treatments such as IPL and or vascular laser treatment. Generally, these laser treatments are best suited for patients who have lighter skin tones to ensure that treatment does not result in damage or pigmentation issues. So long as you are in good overall health, you are likely a good candidate for rosacea treatment. Dr. Chetty will evaluate your skin and symptoms to determine whether you are a good candidate for rosacea treatment and which treatment plan is best for you.


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. Some options include IPL and vascular laser treatments.

IPL or Intense Pulsed Light photorejuvenation involves a series of 4-6 treatments during which the skin is treated with various wavelengths of light, generating heat which helps improve pigmentation in the skin. IPL effects the second layer of the skin, or the dermis, so the treatment causes minimal damage to the surface of the skin while removing unwanted pigmentation. IPL treatments are also known as BBL or BroadBand Light therapy. In addition, Dr. Chetty may recommend vascular laser treatment for rosacea. Cerulean Medical Center’s experts use advanced laser treatments to reduce the appearance of visible veins, which can be the cause for rosacea symptoms. These treatments are comfortable overall and require only a few sessions without downtime required.

To find out if our Kelowna rosacea treatment is right for you, contact us to schedule an appointment.

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“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



Dr. Praven Chetty is a multi-award winning aesthetic physician specializing in natural looking, long lasting results. Dr. Praven Chetty combines his vast knowledge of anatomy and ageing with evidenced based cutting-edge techniques for truly customized outcomes.

Kelowna Rosacea Treatment FAQs

Is rosacea treatment right for me?

With the range of Kelowna rosacea treatment options 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.