Rosacea Treatment With Intense Pulsed Light
Intense Pulsed Light is best-known for its ability to stimulate the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. It is also known for its ability to reduce pore size, treat acne, and rosacea, and improve aging skin. Intense Pulsed Light is also known for treating conditions like broken capillaries ("spider veins") and the hyper pigmentation ("age spots") caused by sun damage. Using light wave therapy to improve skin tone texture and reverse age spots, this procedure is excellent for a broad range of skin types and is ideal for those with active lifestyles, as it requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects. Book your rosacea treatment consultation today.
A series of Intense Pulsed Light treatments dramatically reduce:
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Irregular pigmentation
- Tiny spider veins
- Enlarged pores
- Redness and flushing
- Wrinkles around the eyes, lips and forehead
Rosacea Treatment: What To Expect
The ideal candidate for Intense Pulsed Light rosacea treatments is someone with light skin who has sun damage, broken capillaries, and some laxity or lack of firmness, and wants to treat all three conditions at the same time
Intense Pulsed Light rosacea treatment technology uses a high-powered, hand-held, computer-controlled flashgun to deliver an intense, visible, broad-spectrum pulse of light. Various cutoff filters are commonly used to selectively filter out lower wavelengths, especially potentially damaging ultra violet light. The resulting light has a spectral range that targets specific structures and chromophores (eg., melanin in hair or oxyhemoglobin in blood vessels) that are heated to destruction and reabsorbed by the body. Intense Pulsed Light shares some similarities with laser treatments, in that they both use light to heat and destroy their targets. But unlike lasers that use a single wavelength (colour) of light which typically matches only one chromophore, and hence only one condition, Intense Pulsed Light rosacea treatment technology uses a broad spectrum that, when used with filters, allows it to be used against several conditions.
Just before a rosacea treatment, protective eye-wear is provided and gel is applied to the areas to be treated. During the treatment, the cool, glass surface of the hand-piece is gently applied to the skin. A pulse of light is then delivered to the skin surface. Many clients describe the feeling as a mild, brief pinching sensation.
At first the spots may darken and the surrounding skin might be a little red which should subside in a couple hours post treatment. The darkened spots will fade and flake off one to three weeks after treatment, giving way to a clearer complexion.
If you are interested in Rosacea Treatments or have any concerns as to whether or not you may be a good candidate, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. During your consultation we will discuss expected results and customized treatment plans.