Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center
Cosmetic Surgeons located in Charlotte, Huntersville, NC
Our podcast, "Just Laser It!" has an entire episode dedicated to treating rosacea with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). It's quick and informative...it's like having a personal consultation with Charlotte, NC rosacea expert, Dr. Raminder Saluja:
About 40% of those with rosacea say they avoid socializing, as its symptoms, facial redness, visible veins, and blemishes, have a devastating and embarrassing effect on their appearance. Dr. Raminder Saluja at Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center can help treat your symptoms with laser rosacea treatment. Several types of laser and light treatments effectively reduce redness and blood vessels, so don’t wait to schedule a consultation using online booking or by calling the office in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Rosacea Q & A
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder primarily affecting your face. It often begins as a tendency to blush more easily than other people, then the facial redness becomes permanent and spreads, while other symptoms develop.
There are four types of rosacea that each have distinct symptoms:
- Erythrotelangiectatic rosacea: visible blood vessels, redness, and flushing that lasts days
- Phymatous rosacea: thickened skin with bumps
- Papulopustular rosacea: swollen pustules similar to acne, redness, and swelling
- Ocular rosacea: red, irritated eyes and swollen eyelids
Rosacea typically comes and goes, with flare-ups commonly triggered by exposure to the sun or wind, changes in temperature, stress, exercise, cosmetics, and spicy foods.
What treatments help rosacea?
Treatment for rosacea begins by learning what triggers your flare-ups and taking steps to avoid those triggers. It’s also important to consistently use sunscreen and find skin care products that don’t burn or worsen your rosacea.
Prescription medications are available to temporarily reduce redness and to treat acne-like breakouts, thickened skin, and eye symptoms.
Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is a primary treatment for rosacea symptoms. It can remove visible blood vessels, reduce redness, and help heal the skin barrier. It’s not a cure, however, so you’ll need to continue taking medications and following other treatments recommended by your doctor.
How do lasers treat rosacea?
Nonablative laser (Pulsed Dye Laser) and intense-pulsed light (IPL) treatments leave your skin intact while targeting pigments, such as red blood cells and red or discolored skin cells. As the pigment absorbs the energy, the tissues are destroyed, and your body eliminates the waste.
Patients with rosacea may see a 40-60% improvement in their overall symptoms following laser treatment, but treating visible veins typically yields better results. In addition to eliminating veins and redness, lasers and IPL therapies also trigger collagen production and new skin regrowth, which helps strengthen and improve your skin.
If you suffer from the redness, visible veins, or thickened skin due to rosacea, call Saluja Cosmetic and Laser Center or book a consultation online. Dr. Saluja can assess your skin and determine if laser treatment will help your rosacea.
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