Life with rosacea can be difficult. If you struggle with this skin issue, then you know how flare-ups can lead to self-consciousness, inconvenience, and discomfort. Perhaps you’ve been living with rosacea for a while and have identified most of your triggers. If you’ve been able to avoid many of those triggers, you may have noticed some improvement in flare-ups but not a complete reduction of redness. Effective, safe, gentle treatments offered by Dr. Steven Greene are a good way to further the results you have achieved by avoiding triggers.
Intense pulsed light therapy, also called IPL, works by sending pulses of multi-wavelength light into the sub-layers of skin. Because it uses light, this treatment is also referred to as a photofacial. The light heats up the tissue for various beneficial results, including constricting blood vessels that are causing rosacea symptoms. The blood vessels are prevented from carrying out the overly sensitive vascular response that leads to redness. It may take a few treatment sessions to reach desired results.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing sends laser energy below the skin to vaporize the unnecessary, inflamed blood vessels causing facial redness. Laser resurfacing also improves the overall appearance of your skin and face. Like a photofacial, laser therapy typically requires multiple sessions to achieve great results, which can last for many months or years before retouching may be needed.
A Hydrafacial is a wonderful option if you are interested in a relaxing, spa-like treatment. This soothing facial removes impurities and feeds the skin with nourishing serums. Water molecules, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants are infused directly into the tissue. Although this facial provides a wide array of benefits, for people with rosacea it has the added effect of calming redness and improving skin texture. Results are immediate and you can go right back to your day after the appointment.
Dr. Greene also recommends a customized skincare plan for your level of redness and inflammation. During your consult, he will examine your skin and discuss products that will reduce redness without triggering flare-ups.
If you are experiencing redness and rosacea and are ready to do something about it, please contact Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797. Dr. Steven Greene is a board-certified dermatologist who has helped numerous patients enjoy calmer, cooler, clearer skin with today’s state-of-the-art facial treatments.