Rosacea is a common skin condition that can cause redness, inflammation, and other symptoms. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a popular treatment option for rosacea, as it can reduce the physical symptoms of the condition. IPL works by targeting the blood vessels that cause rosacea, resulting in a decrease in the vascular response. This treatment can also help reduce pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
At Spot Check Clinic, we use broadband light (BBL), a form of IPL that enables rapid treatments without downtime. After the first treatment, you should notice an improvement in your skin's appearance. Optimal results are usually seen after 3 to 6 treatments, which are typically scheduled about 1 month apart. It's important to note that IPL will not “cure” rosacea, but it can significantly reduce the physical symptoms of the condition.
Health insurance companies generally cover oral and topical prescription treatments for rosacea, but they may not cover laser or IPL therapy. Therefore, it's important to discuss all your options with your skincare specialist, including benefits, risks and costs, to decide if IPL or other treatment will work best for you.After each treatment and between treatments, it is essential to protect your skin from the sun; wear a wide zinc base SPF50 and a hat or cap. All photos show patients before and after treatment with BBL (broadband light), the form of IPL used at Spot Check Clinic.