Rosacea Treatment Toronto
Rosacea treatment is one of the most common dermatologic procedures performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic. Rosacea is a common skin disorder characterized by facial redness. Rosacea may initially come and go, but may also develop to become persistent redness or red lines, which trace the tiny blood vessels cross the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. In some cases rosacea may emerge with additional symptoms such as small red bumps, dry or tearing eyes, stinging and burning sensations, and in some severe cases, a red and enlarged nose (Rhinophyma).
Causes of Rosacea
Flushing is a basic part of rosacea, so experts believe that blood vessels may be a key cause. Though the exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, some common factors that may trigger its development include: genetic predisposition, vitamin-B deficiency, temperature change, spicy food, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, stress and other skin disorders.
Many people mistakenly think rosacea is just a skin problem that will go away slowly by itself, but it may actually become worse and more visible if left untreated.
Home remedies such as topical therapy and oral treatments are widely available, but it is important that you consult a doctor before trying to treat your rosacea at home because your condition may be more complex than expected. Unfortunately, about 90% of our patients are those who have had disappointing experience with rosacea treatment of home remedies - they found that anti-flushing creams and oral antibiotics simply didn't work.
Fortunately, advances in light technology have given us many effective solutions for treating even severe cases of rosacea. Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) has been proven in clinical studies to be very effective in improving the appearance of rosacea, especially for the erythema (facial redness). At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we are proud to utilize the award winning Palomar Starlux 500 system to treat rosacea for most patients, and use Soli-Tone 2500 light therapy to treat rosacea for some darker or sensitive skin types.
Laser Rosacea Treatment FAQ
How does the laser rosacea treatment work?
To clear rosacea, a specific wavelength of light is absorbed by the blood vessels and quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature breaks down and damages the lesion. The damaged blood vessels are absorbed and carried away by the lymphatic system, eventually removing the appearance of rosacea from the skin.
How long does the rosacea treatment take?
The whole procedure of laser rosacea removal treatment only takes 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area targeted.
How many laser rosacea treatments are necessary?
For the best results, we recommend 3 to 5 treatments, usually at 2 week intervals.
How long will the effects of rosacea treatment last?
In the majority of cases, the results of laser rosacea treatments are permanent. However, we recommend the use of sunscreen to limit exposure to the sunlight in order to prevent further damage.
Are there any side effects with laser rosacea treatment?
There may be a slight reddening in the treated area immediately after the treatment, but this usually disappears shortly. Make-up can be applied following the procedure. You should avoid sun exposure for 24-48 hours and moisturize the treated area.
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Q Esthetics is one of the first laser clinics to use laser, IPL in conjunction with light therapy to treat a diverse range of rosacea. We work with thousands of rosacea patients each year, so we understand how you feel about unsightly rosacea. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your condition to ensure the right option is carried out for your specific needs. Please call one of our three convenient clinics to schedule a complimentary consultation and let us show you what we can do for you.
Our three laser clinics are located inside MCI The Doctor's Office™, the largest group of medical centres in Canada, providing rosacea treatment for men and women in Toronto, North York, Mississauga, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Woodbridge, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA.