Light-based rosacea treatments use an optimized light device to target and clear the blood vessels under the surface of the skin that are responsible for rosacea. This light energy is absorbed specifically by blood vessels, which shrink and collapse, reducing your rosacea.
Light-based rosacea treatment can be used to reduce redness, spider veins, and acne-like breakouts that generally occur.
Light-based rosacea treatment can work on many skin types. Your provider will determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.
You can expect to see a decrease in the visible symptoms associated with rosacea after the very first treatment; however, several treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the best results.
The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Most people feel minimal discomfort during light-based treatment for rosacea. Your provider can discuss pain management options with you.
You normally will see some improvement immediately. Depending on the severity of your condition, two or more treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.
Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.