“I have reddened skin on my forehead, nose, and, especially on my cheeks. The skin on my nose is fat and unsightly. The pores on my entire face are enlarged. I often break out in hives and the rash is so itchy, I can’t bear it. I constantly think about this, and it makes me feel so embarrassed, especially when I am among other people.”
It starts as a seemingly negligible blush on the cheeks, which stays there for an extended period of time. You can see tiny blood vessels popping out of nowhere on your face. Then come the pimples. Then – the bumps. The tissue around the nose thickens – and at that stage the effects from Rosacea become permanent.
What causes Rosacea?
One or a combination of the three following factors are known to lead to Rosacea:
Strained blood vessels
Demodex skin mites carrying bacteria
A number of factors might be contributing to all that.
Here’s a list of the main ones:
Certain skin care products
How do we treat Rosacea at Vivesse Med Spa?
The main method we use to effectively treat and control Rosacea is IPL. IPL (Intense Pulse Light), is a new treatment, which uses specific wavelengths of light to alleviate the inflammation, pimples, skin thickening and redness on the skin. Oxyhemoglobin in the blood absorbs the incoming light from the IPL machine. That creates heat deeply in the skin, which in turn helps destroy capillaries. Over a period of 3-4 weeks, the vessels are resorbed, and overall facial redness diminishes. See how it’s done in the video below:
How does IPL feel?
Local numbing may or may not be necessary. You will wear eye protection from the laser. We will administer pulsed light every few seconds onto the skin. Each pulse feels very much like fingers pinching your face. The procedure lasts anywhere between 5 and 30 minutes.
When you leave the office, your skin will still be red and inflamed. It will gradually improve, and you will start noticing the effects of the treatment within a few weeks.
For more information on IPL, click HERE