Can I do IPL with rosacea?

Rosacea can be effectively treated with intense pulsed light (IPL). IPL uses controlled light at specific wavelengths to relieve inflammation, redness, pimples, and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL can be very effective for the redness and redness component of rosacea. By treating the blood vessels that cause rosacea, the vascular response decreases.

We have seen dramatic results in patients with rosacea even in patients suffering from itching and burning sensations. After several treatments, your symptoms often go away. While IPL therapy will not “cure rosacea”, it will significantly treat the physical component of the disease process. While I have tried different products and creams to soothe the redness on my face, it is very persistent.

Through my research on treatments for rosacea, I finally found IPL, which is intense pulsed light photorejuvenation, a type of laser therapy. IPL photorejuvenation can be used to treat sunspots, redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. This photo above shows how my face turns red right after the procedure. After this, she puts on some relaxing balms and also does a small massage that makes the blood flow.

Then a serum and sunscreen are applied. Avoiding sun exposure during treatments is essential, so if you go outdoors, be sure to wear sunscreen, a hat, and stay in the shade as much as possible. Although it has been available as a treatment option for about 10 years, the therapy is underused and too often misunderstood, according to Dr. Jay, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, here.

Pimples, and the redness associated with them, can be treated with topical medications and oral antibiotics. General erythema, however, does not respond well to these treatments, in Dr. Redness, along with pimple, can be successfully treated with lasers or IPL, he says, but it seems that awareness of this is not widespread among patients and even doctors. Jay has found that IPL treatment is also effective in controlling redness; he has successfully used it to that end for the past six years.

IPL can also reduce or eliminate the burning, itching, and tingling experienced by many patients with rosacea. Jay has observed aggressive treatment of rosacea, either with laser, IPL, or combination therapy. He believes that this approach can aggravate the discomfort of patients with rosacea, since they almost always have sensitive skin. Lasers can also be effective in treating the various components of rosacea, Dr.

Jay adds, when used properly. However, because lasers are more specific in terms of wavelength, doctors may need more than one type, depending on the size of the vessels and their skin depth. An IPL photofacial uses several wavelengths of light energy, similar to a camera flash, resulting in a deeper and more meaningful skin rejuvenation treatment. Spot Check Clinic uses broadband light (BBL), a relatively new form of IPL that enables rapid treatments without downtime.

All photos show patients before and after treatment with BBL (broadband light), the form of IPL used at Spot Check Clinic. When used correctly, he points out, IPL treatment causes minimal discomfort and there is no downtime for the patient.

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