|Rosacea Q & A|
Rosacea Question and Answer
We treat the redness and broken veins of Rosacea with Candela V-Beam Pulse Dye Laser therapy. This delivers a pulse of red light to the broken vessels causing them to heal up and fade away. Our patients receive the benefits of the laser system considered by physicians world-wide as the "Gold Standard" for the treatment of Rosacea.
How does the Candela Laser work to heal your rosacea?
The Candela laser produces an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your rosacea, without damaging the surrounding tissue. After laser treatment the surrounding tissue is left intact.
Treatment may consist of multiple treatments. For facial veins, one treatment may be sufficient for clearance but a second visit is recommended for the best results. These treatments occur on an average of every four to six weeks. In general, the type of vascular lesion to be treated will determine the number of treatments needed. The red veins respond better than blue veins and the smaller, matting vessels will respond sooner than the vessels up to 1.5mm in size. Port wine stain lesions have more vessels to be treated and require multiple treatments but the number of treatments is unknown in advance.
Will the rosacea laser treatment hurt?
The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) which is built into the laser system, delivers a short burst or spray of cryogen just prior to the laser pulse being delivered. . The feeling of a laser pulse has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or a slight stinging sensation. Following laser treatment, the area may continue to sting slightly or feel warm like a sunburn. A small test area can be performed before the entire area is treated to evaluate your pain tolerance. Most patients tolerate this procedure without any need for anesthesia.
How long will the rosacea laser treatment last?
The duration of your rosacea laser treatment depends on the size of the area you wish to have treated or the time allotted by the physician or professional performing your treatment. A typical treatment lasts about 30 minutes.
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