Rosacea typically causes facial redness and is primarily due to broken blood vessels. When rosacea strikes, the resulting erythema, or redness can be devastating.
There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatments available that can help alleviate the symptoms. Throughout the years, medicine has been used to help keep some symptoms from becoming too problematic, such as pustules or pimples, bumps or papules, and inflammation during rosacea outbreaks. We can use both topical medication, as well as oral medicine, such as antibiotics.
We offer a treatment that is very promising. It is called "intense pulsed light" or IPL Photofacial therapy. When medicine does not always keep the redness from coming back, dermatologists are finding that IPL Photofacial therapy is more helpful and less invasive than traditional methods of treatment.
The IPL FotoFacial therapy has been shown to remove telangiectasias, which are the visible blood vessels that produce the redness during rosacea outbreaks, thus reducing the extreme redness that many times occurs during an episode of rosacea. These IPL FotoFacial devices work by using high energy light to alleviate the redness of the blood vessels as well as modifying other skin discolorations and wrinkles. The treatment also helps in the production of collagen that will lead to smoother skin.
Recovery from the treatment is fast, and patients are able to return to an everyday schedule immediately. Possible side effects may include some bruising, blistering, scabbing or pigmentation changes. If side effects do occur, they usually disappear quickly without any lingering effects.
Restore the natural skin tone you deserve. Explore the possibility of prescription medication or IPL FotoFacial therapy with the M22 device at Calabasas Dermatology Center today.
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