How is Redness or Rosacea Treated?
A Photofacial™, or Photorejuvenation, uses BBL (broad band light) to reduce wrinkles, sun damage, red spots,and pigmented acne scarring with minimal or no downtime. It is also one of the few skin revitalization procedures that is proven to treat rosacea, reducing redness and flushing. The treatment can also handle certain skin conditions such as age spots, pigmentation abnormality, enlarged pores, and spider veins with very short recovery time compared to many laser and chemical peel technologies. Areas that can be treated include the face, chest, neck, and hands.
A Photofacial™ session in our Caldwell, Idaho office lasts about 15 to 45 minutes depending upon the particular needs of the patient. The BBL source used during the procedure pulses at a variety of wavelengths, allowing the different layers of skin to be penetrated so that various abnormalities can be targeted. As the treatment progresses, collagen and blood vessels under the top layer of skin begin to tighten, producing smoother looking skin and a decrease in discoloration. Anesthesia is not needed. You may still experience slight swelling and light peeling for a few days following the procedure, but unlike many other facial cosmetic procedures, you can usually return to work the next day or even the same day.
Poikiloderma is the brown and red patchy or spotted discoloration of the neck and upper chest. It is caused by sun damage over the course of time. It is very responsive to BBL ™ intense pulsed light Photofacial™ treatments.
Rosacea, the red patches of the nose or cheeks is often associated with spider veins and telangiectasia, tiny lacey visible veins. It is a common skin condition treated very effectively with BBL™ Photofacial™.
- Sun damage
- Red spots
- Pigmented acne scarring
- Rosacea, reducing redness and flushing
- Age spots
- Pigmentation abnormality
- Enlarged pores
- Spider veins
- With minimal or no downtime
Contact us for more information on all of the benefits and available treatments for redness and rosacea, and to schedule an appointment.