Treating Rosacea with IPL Treatments

Rosacea is an embarrassing skin condition for many people that will require effective treatment from a knowledgeable skin care specialist. It is important to get a correct diagnosis from a physician concerning this skin disorder because the symptoms are similar to chronic eczema or severe acne. Adult females are primarily affected by the reddened skin tissue or chronic pimples of rosacea, but many men also have this condition. Patients with this skin problem will find the chronic skin condition on these areas of their face or body:

  • Scalp
  • Ears
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Forehead
  • Nose
  • Facial cheeks

What Makes the Symptoms of Rosacea Worse?

Symptoms of this medical condition vary widely amongst patients with red skin tissue being the most common. Patients may have pus-filled papules in addition to inflamed skin, especially on the face and neck. Serious inflammation can spread underneath the skin tissue that lead to small blood vessels bursting, causing a spider vein appearance on the neck and face that causes more distress for patients. Individuals with naturally pale skin are more likely to have rosacea due to heredity. There are several types of exposure that cause severe occurrences of rosacea, including:

  • Changes in temperature
  • Sun exposure
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Physical activity
  • Oral medications
  • Certain foods and beverages
  • Makeup and skin care products

Intense Pulsed Laser Treatments Eliminate Rosacea Symptoms

Patients with severe daily rosacea break outs want an effective treatment to stop the skin inflammation that causes them discomfort and embarrassment. Many individuals want to avoid prescription medications such as antibiotics to avoid eliminating friendly bacteria inside the body that fight serious infections.

In addition, over-the-counter or prescription chemical substances placed on the delicate skin of patients suffering from rosacea may make their symptoms worse. Fortunately, medical specialists have developed an intense pulsed laser or IPL treatment that reduces the reddened skin tissue caused by rosacea quickly. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of intense pulsed lasers for the reduction of small blood vessels in the 1990s with regional health departments regulating the use of this skin treatment on patients.

Patients Require Several IPL Treatments

The broad-spectrum light from these laser treatments penetrates the upper layers of the skin of patients to target numerous tiny blood vessels that are causing inflammation that leads to a reddened appearance. As the capillaries warm from the heat of the IPL treatments performed by a professional, the walls of the blood vessels breakdown, helping to eliminate the appearance of red skin on a patient’s face, neck or body.

A beneficial side effect of several IPL treatments for rosacea is that the body begins to produce more collagen that can help a patient’s face have a rejuvenated appearance with softer and smoother skin tissue. Anyone considering intense pulsed laser treatments should have a careful evaluation from an experienced practitioner to determine if they have underlying health conditions or are taking medications that are not recommended during the procedures.

At Spa Black in San Antonio, we can help those suffering from rosacea through IPL treatments. Our highly trained medical staff can help alleviate your symptoms to reveal smooth, even-toned and radiant skin. Don’t hide behind your rosacea, let Spa Black help you reveal beautiful skin. Contact Spa Black today to schedule your consultation.