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Vascular and Rosacea

Rosacea, telangiectasias, and small blood vessels on the face can be easily treated with IPL, also known as Photofacial. Laser technology picks up the pigment of the of the prominent vessels and dries them up to reveal an even skin tone and smaller pores.

Most people see desired results within 4 appointments in most cases, but your consultation will determine the exact amount of treatments needed.

Laser Rosacea and Vascular Treatment FAQs

Does the laser rosacea treatment hurt? 

You will feel a little “pop” as the light hits a discolored area, but it’s no worse than the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Numbing creams are not required. Your skin may be a little pink and feel warm after the procedure.

What is the procedure like? 

The entire face is usually treated with special attention to discolored areas. A hand piece with a crystal measuring 1 x 3 cm is methodically walked across clean skin. A gel is applied to the skin to maximize the transmission of light. Clients and providers must both wear protective eyewear.

Is there any downtime? 

Downtime is usually less than 24 hours.

What can I do to prepare for the treatment? 

Refrain from using products containing alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids, benzyl peroxide, retinoids or exfoliation on the face for at least two weeks prior to treatments. Exfoliation includes microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and chemical peels. If you’re taking antibiotics or steroids, schedule your appointment at least two weeks following your last dose.

We strongly encourage you to make a commitment of staying out of the sun and avoid the use of sunscreen after the treatment and beyond. Spots will return if your skin is exposed to the sun without protection.

Are there any skin color restrictions for laser rosacea treatments? 

Yes, this treatment is only available on skin types 1-4. This includes pale, fair, darker white skin, and some light brown skin. Your consultation with a laser expert will determine if you qualify for laser treatments.

How many and how frequent can I receive treatments? 

We can schedule treatments every 2 to 4 weeks and repeat as necessary. There are many stressors for rosacea, so your consultation with our team will help determine the correct number of treatments.