Laser Treatment For Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic, progressive condition of the central face involving the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. If left untreated, Rosacea tends to worsen over time.
For those who have been diagnosed with Rosacea there is treatment available to help reduce the redness and flushing that takes place on the cheeks and nose. Lasers today are capable of treating:
- Dilated blood vessels
- Persistent redness
- Thickening skin on nose and cheeks (also known as rhinophyma)
The pulsed dye laser (PDL) has been used for years to treat the flushing and visible blood vessels of rosacea. Patients report reductions in flushing, itching, dry skin, burning, swelling, and sensitivity after a series of PDL treatments. Patients state that they have significantly improved their quality of life.
How many treatments are needed?
Most patients respond very well to 2-4 treatments. Ask Dr. Poulos if you are a candidate for pulsed dye laser.