Do you suffer from rosacea and are you looking for a permanent solution to get rid of unsightly redness?
Rosacea is one of the most frequent reasons for dermatological consultations. It is estimated that nearly 10% of the World's population suffers from this problem, which is usually benign but can have significant psycho-affective consequences.
At Turó Park Clinics, we are equipped with a Nordlys™ device, allowing us to treat 21 different indications, including facial rosacea, using both laser and intense pulsed light.
To learn more about your facial redness treatment options, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our laser aesthetic medicine specialists today.
|Duration of the treatment||30 min|
|Effects||After a few days|
|Anestesia||Possibly EMLA cream|
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What is rosacea?
Also known as couperose, rosacea is a chronic skin disease characterized by an attack on the small blood vessels of the face, particularly in the central part of the face (forehead, nose, cheeks, chin). It frequently affects fair-skinned people and can have significant psycho-affective consequences.
Its main symptoms are
- occasional or persistent redness of the face
- abnormal and permanent dilation of small blood vessels in the skin
- eventually, various skin lesions such as papules, pustules...
The different forms of rosacea
Rosacea can take three forms, which are not necessarily successive in time, nor the consequence of each other:
The vascular form or early phase of rosacea manifests as persistent redness (erythema) in the center of the face (cheeks, nose, middle of the forehead, chin), except around the eyes and mouth.
Flushing and flare-ups of redness also occur occasionally, in particular climatic conditions and after eating certain foods (hot foods or drinks, alcohol, spicy foods).
Sometimes rosacea evolves into a papulopustular form. Red papules and pustules are then added to the vascular symptoms.
These eruptions evolve in flare-ups that usually improve spontaneously: the redness persists, but the pustular and papular lesions regress.
The hypertrophic form of rosacea is the latest and rarest. It manifests itself by a thickening of the skin and tissues of the face, even of the ears, with the appearance of nodules of irregular aspect and telangiectasias.
What causes rosacea?
The causes of rosacea are still unknown, but researchers have identified certain factors that contribute to it, such as
- The presence of a dysfunction of the blood vessels
- The genetic predisposition of people of northern type with fair skin, light eyes and light hair
- Excessive presence of a mite, the Demodex, on the skin of the face
- Exposure to sun and wind
- Low or high temperatures and sudden temperature changes
- Consumption of alcohol, spicy food or hot drinks
Finally, depending on the person affected, other factors can aggravate rosacea that is already present, such as the use of perfumed skin products or products containing alcohol, the consumption of certain foods or certain medications (corticosteroids, certain anti-hypertensive drugs, etc.).
Eliminate rosacea marks on your face!
The aesthetic medicine specialists at Turó Park Clinics offer a free first consultation to discover the options that best suit your needs and expectations.
How does laser and IPL treatment work to eliminate Rosacea?
The treatment of rosacea allows to reduce symptoms, to space out flare-ups and to better control the evolution of the disease but not to cure the disease.
Among the different therapeutic options, laser is particularly used because it allows to reduce the redness linked to rosacea and to reduce the recurrence of the disease. The Nd:Yag laser, in particular, is used for the treatment of deep rosacea, consisting of vessels of relatively large diameter and depth. On the other hand, for papulo-pustular forms of rosacea, local treatments are generally preferred.
Each session lasts approximately 10 to 20 minutes. At the beginning of the session, you are equipped with protective glasses or eye shields.
The doctor then treats the affected area with the handpiece of our IPL or vascular laser. At the end of the session, a healing or soothing cream is applied to the skin.
It takes 2 to 4 sessions for a satisfactory result.
Our advice for reducing the redness of couperose
To limit the appearance of redness on the face, you should adopt certain habits:
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and wear appropriate sun protection
- Avoid extreme temperatures and sudden temperature changes.
- Avoid sources of heat, such as saunas, steam rooms or hot baths.
- Have a good facial hygiene and moisturize your skin as much as possible.
- Avoid the consumption of alcohol and hot and spicy foods.
- Use specific dermo-cosmetic products.