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Rosacea Remedies and Skin Redness Treatment

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. According to experts, a one-size-fits-all rosacea treatment to end it permanently does not exist. Instead, it’s all about reducing the incidence of flare-ups by understanding your triggers and managing your overall skin health with medical-grade skincare products and treatments that address rosacea symptoms. 

Here’s how APT Medical Aesthetics can help you.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can affect anyone, but is more prevalent in middle-aged women who have a lighter complexion, such as those of Northern European descent, and have a family history of rosacea. Redness and visible blood vessels on the facial area are among the most common telltale signs of rosacea. During flare-ups, rosacea symptoms can progress to:

  • Small, red, and pus-filled bumps (acne rosacea)
  • Dry, irritated, and swollen eyelids, known as ocular rosacea
  • Large, bulbous nose (rhinophyma)

Rosacea is frequently mistaken for acne and other skin conditions, with symptoms lasting for weeks to months. They are usually caused and triggered by contributing factors, including sunlight and wind, extreme temperatures, stress and intense emotions, exercise, drugs that dilate blood vessels (blood pressure medication), alcoholic drinks, or hot and spicy foods.

Rosacea Treatment Options

IPL or BBL PhotoFacial

IPL or BBL PhotoFacial is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses intense pulse light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) therapy to accurately target broken capillaries, redness, and other flaws within the surface of the skin. It’s an ideal rosacea treatment because it can help address hyperpigmentation and intense flushing. During the procedure, your skin is exposed to quick pulses of light, which works by breaking down patches of melanin and results in a more even skin tone.

Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is another effective rosacea treatment. It harnesses the power of broadband light to address excess skin pigment (sun damage) or hemoglobin in blood vessels to treat facial redness and rosacea. This light-based therapy can be used to treat the most commonly damaged areas of the body exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.

Medical-Grade Skincare

If you have been diagnosed with rosacea, your aesthetician will recommend using medical-grade skincare products for the safe and effective management of your symptoms. While drugstore skincare brands are generally formulated for people with normal skin, medical-grade skincare products have higher concentrations of beneficial ingredients designed to address specific skin issues. Experts have found profound benefits in using medical-grade skincare products containing green tea, feverfew, niacinamide, azelaic acid, and zinc or titanium oxide for rosacea treatment. 

Results You Can Expect

Using light-based therapies for rosacea treatment usually brings promising results with a visible reduction in redness and hyperpigmentation post-treatment. The overall skin quality in terms of texture and presence of imperfection also improves. Depending on your specific skin condition, your medical aesthetician may recommend a personalized treatment plan composed of multiple sessions combined with other therapies to achieve optimal results. On the other hand, medical-grade skincare for rosacea treatment is ideal for regular maintenance of symptoms and flare-up prevention.

How Long Do Rosacea Treatment Results Last?

How long results last vary depending on the type of laser used for rosacea treatment and other contributing factors (lifestyle habits, sun exposure, skincare, etc.). In general, the results from light-based therapies like IPL/BBL PhotoFacial and Forever Young BBL can last anywhere between six months up to a year. 

To prolong and preserve the beautiful results of your rosacea treatment, we suggest the following tips:

  • Get regular follow-up treatments as prescribed by your dermatologist
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds
  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 50 every day
  • Know your triggers and steer clear of them to prevent rosacea flare-ups

Book Your Free Consultation

APT Medical Aesthetics is a trusted leading provider of the latest laser-based cosmetic treatments in Oakville. Our professional clinicians and aestheticians will be happy to help you find the best rosacea treatment and achieve your beauty goals with a customized treatment plan using some of the most advanced cosmetic treatments and products available today.

For inquiries about our rosacea treatment options, book your free consultation today!

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BBL™ for treatment of rosacea or skin redness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Rosacea is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. If you notice peristant redness within your cheeks and nose, or you flush easily, you may have rosacea. A visit to a dermatologist will confirm the diagnosis. Rosacea appears to be more common among fair-skinned individuals and affects an estimated 1 in 20 people. Although the causes of rosacea are not fully understood and there is no cure, there are a number of ways to relieve symptoms.

Unfortunately, the redness associated with rosacea is likely to worsen as you get older. Many people with rosacea are able to identify those things that tend to trigger flare-ups (certain food, drinks, weather, activities). Avoiding these triggers will help control the symptoms, however this is not a cure for the condition.

Rosacea is treated using BBL™ BroadBand Light. During the treatment, light energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin (blood pigment) within the tiny vessels that cause skin redness, causing them to coagulate. Once the skin has been treated, the redness will diminish over time as the tiny vessels are resorbed by the body.

For optimal results, most patients require 3-4 BBL™ treatments spaced approximately one month apart. As you proceed through the treatment series, you will see less and less redness in your skin, and a more radiant complexion. Yearly maintenance treatments will likely be necessary to keep the redness under control.

Results from BBL™ can be maintained for some time with proper skin care at home. Gentle skin care products and daily use of a chemical-free sunscreen are essential. You can also manage your symptoms by identifying and controlling the triggers that cause your flare-ups.

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