Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause redness, pimples, and uneven skin tones. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a type of laser therapy that can be used to treat the physical symptoms of rosacea. IPL works by targeting the blood vessels that cause the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. We have seen dramatic results in patients with rosacea, even those suffering from itching and burning sensations.
After several treatments, these symptoms often go away. While IPL therapy will not “cure” rosacea, it can significantly reduce the physical symptoms of the condition. IPL photorejuvenation is a type of laser therapy that can be used to treat sunspots, redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. After the procedure, a serum and sunscreen are applied to protect the skin from sun exposure.
Pimples and redness associated with rosacea can be treated with topical medications and oral antibiotics. However, general erythema does not respond well to these treatments.
IPL treatmentis an effective way to control redness and reduce or eliminate the burning, itching, and tingling experienced by many patients with rosacea. Broadband light (BBL) is a relatively new form of IPL that enables rapid treatments without downtime.
When used correctly, IPL treatment causes minimal discomfort and there is no downtime for the patient. IPL can be an effective way to treat the physical symptoms of rosacea. However, it is important to note that IPL will not “cure” rosacea; it will only reduce the physical symptoms associated with the condition. If you are considering IPL treatment for your rosacea, it is important to speak with a qualified dermatologist or skin care specialist to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment for your individual needs.