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Rosacea

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). Laser rosacea treatment is one of the most common dermatologic procedures performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic.

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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.

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Laser Rosacea Treatment

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 rosacea treatment and IPL rosacea treatment 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.

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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.

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How long does the resacea treatment take?

The whole procedure of laser rosacea treatment only takes 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area targeted.

How many treatments are necessary?

For the best results, we recommend 3 to 5 treatments, usually at 2 week intervals.

How long will the effects of laser 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?

There may be a slight reddening in the treated area immediately after the laser rosacea 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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Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we work with thousands of rosacea patients each and every year in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right rosacea treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs.

Call one of our three convenient clinics today and book your complimentary consultation to find out how we can assist you.

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