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Laser Treatment for Rosacea: How Does It Work?

Laser Treatment for Rosacea: How Does It Work?

While we don’t have a cure for rosacea, several treatments can help. In fact, effectively managing your skin condition will probably mean some combination of topical medication, at-home skin care, and avoiding things that trigger your specific flare-ups.

You don’t have to stop there. At our LUX Dermatology offices throughout California and Nevada, our team can also provide targeted treatment to address some of the more noticeable symptoms of rosacea. Specifically, we can use specialized lasers to alleviate specific skin problems.

Would this treatment be right for you? To help you find out, let’s look at how it works and what it can do. 

Laser treatment for visible blood vessels and redness 

When you think about the main symptom of rosacea, what comes to mind? Redness, most likely. It’s a hallmark sign that you’re living with this skin condition.

For a lot of people, that redness is worsened by visible blood vessels. Seeing your veins under the surface of your skin not only makes you look redder, but it also gives your skin an uneven appearance. Fortunately, with laser treatment, we can address this directly.

Using a specialized laser, we target those blood vessels and collapse them. Your body directs blood flow to other veins so this doesn’t have any adverse health effects. In the weeks that follow, those now-closed blood vessels should fade from view.

In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) reports that most people see a 50%-70% reduction in visible blood vessels with laser treatment — and some people see 100% of their visible blood vessels fade from view. 

At the same time, the laser treatment may directly address your redness. The AAD also says that people reported a 20% reduction in skin redness after laser treatment for rosacea. 

Laser resurfacing for thickened skin

Rosacea can also cause your skin to thicken, a noticeable change that you probably don’t love. Fortunately, with laser resurfacing, we can help to reverse this unwelcome symptom.

At our LUX Dermatology offices, we use the Spectra™ laser to offer skin resurfacing, helping to address thickened skin. 

If you’re experiencing this symptom of rosacea, don’t wait to talk to us. Laser resurfacing generally works best the sooner we apply it to thickened skin. 

Ultimately, if you’re living with rosacea, getting relief probably means pairing lifestyle changes and topical solutions with targeted treatments. Our team of rosacea specialists can help you find what works for your skin. 

To learn more about laser treatment and see if we’d recommend it for you, get in touch. Call any of our offices in California or Nevada, or book an appointment online today.

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