Treating Rosacea: What Are My Options?
Millions of Americans suffer from the skin condition rosacea, which can negatively impact an individual’s life in a multitude of ways. If you’ve been diagnosed with rosacea, you may have tried numerous topical medications and oral medications to help ease the symptoms with little relief. While often helpful to a degree, these treatments typically cannot provide long-term results. Fortunately, our registered nurse practitioner, Kristen Thornley, offers state-of-the-art IPL (intense pulsed light) and laser skin resurfacing procedures that can minimize the severity of your flare-ups and reduce the frequency of their occurrence by treating the pathology.
IPL or Photofacials coagulate the unsightly facial blood vessels and redness treating the underlying pathology of vascularity with a laser light.
Rosacea may present with a variety of symptoms, which can range from mild redness and intermittent blushing or flushing to a more severe flare-up with painful red cysts. Most commonly located on the face, including the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin, rosacea can also appear elsewhere on the body. There is currently no cure for this condition, and the symptoms often worsen with time if left untreated.
At Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa Bay, we treat all stages of rosacea. We offer a comprehensive selection of laser and light-based therapies, and we will develop a customized treatment plan for you based on your anatomic needs and expressed goals during your initial consultation. This plan may include one or more methods, including IPL, ResurFX®, and/or Pixel RF. One of the best aspects of using our advanced technology to address your rosacea concerns may be the potential to treat a wide variety of skin tones and types. Furthermore, these approaches also offer a cosmetic benefit, typically helping to improve your skin tone and texture while clearing the signs of rosacea.
If you have additional questions about rosacea or how to treat the condition, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, please contact our office today.