Laser treatment of rosacea

Image of a woman suffering from rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin of the face, characterized by frequent flushing, permanently enlarged capillaries and face acne. Rosacea is often called “acne of the elderly” – as it affects the same areas of the face as acne. In some cases, even the eyes and eyelids may be affected, with pain and burning sensation.

Rosacea affects adults of both sexes, but most often women after 30-35 years of age, with light skin and light eyes. Generally, there is a genetic predisposition to the condition.

What treatment methods are used for rosacea?

• Local treatments: Redness can be alleviated with creams, gels and lotions, some of which may contain an antibiotic ingredient
• Systemic Therapy: Antibiotics or retinoids taken orally can reduce inflammation and minimize redness and inflammation
Laser treatment: There are a variety of laser treatments that help to relieve diffuse redness, burning sensation, and for contraction of permanently enlarged blood vessels. 

What is the laser treatment of rosacea?

• Laser treatment of rosacea is performed with an apparatus by the leading American company for medical laser systems Cutera.
• The Laser Genesis treatment is a high-tech, innovative method for non-invasive and effective treatment of rosacea symptoms such as diffuse redness, burning and permanently enlarged capillaries.
• The pleasant warming of the upper layer of the skin stimulates the appearance of new collagen. The residual heat is generated in small capillaries to reduce diffuse redness.
• The treatment is relaxing and comfortable for the patient, not requiring the use of local pain relieving creams. There are no undesirable side effects such as redness and edema.

Which areas can be treated?

Excellent results are achieved with face and neck treatments. 

What happens right after the treatment?

Immediately after the treatment a slight redness is possible, which disappears for up to 20-30 minutes. You can immediately return to your daily rhythm of work as well as to apply make-up.

How many treatments are necessary?

Normally, 4-6 treatments are required to achieve the optimum result. The effect is cumulative – it increases after each subsequent treatment.

Which is the best time for the treatment?

This laser therapy can be done all year round as there is no increased risk of hyperpigmentation after it, because it is not affected by the sun’s rays and the skin of the patient.

What are contraindications to the treatment?

There are conditions in which the treatment is strictly contraindicated due to the high risk of unpredictable side effects:
• pregnancy
• photosensitivity
• presence of open wounds
• active herpes and other skin infections in the area of the treated area
• malignant skin formations
in case of systemic intake of drugs enhancing the sensitivity of the skin to the rays, etc.