Laser Rosacea Therapy helps to treat redness and flushing caused by dilated blood vessels thereby promoting a more uniform and serene appearance. Many people suffering from rosacea do not know it, but suffer from persistent facial redness, flush and blush easily when exposed to certain triggers and worry that others are looking at noticeable blood vessels.
- What to Expect
- How it Works
- Patient Experience
What to Expect
Results of your Laser Rosacea Therapy treatments including improved complexion, healthier and more vibrant skin may be noticeable even after just one treatment. Results continue to improve after subsequent treatment. Existing irregular pigmentation may be diminished or completely eliminated after one treatment and will improve over weeks as you complete your treatment regimen.
Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgeries Patient Comments
I don’t often leave comments/testimonials, but I’d love for some patient to do what I did for my rosacea with Dr. Hotchandani. For almost ten years I’ve let rosacea get the better of my self-esteem. At the age of 47, I decided to do something about it. From the very first time that I met with Dr. Hotchandani I felt that there was some real hope for me. I’ve now had two laser treatments and those treatments have truly changed my life. The only downfall is that I didn’t do it earlier. Whoever you are out there feeling the embarrassment of rosacea…take the step and gain back the skin you dream of. I’m still in awe of my personal results each day…especially when I’ve gotten rid of the many concealers that I have long been part of daily routines. I LOVE this man’s work on rosacea!
I suffered from Rosacea related flushing and some permanent redness. Flushing would come on for no apparent reason; and also good reasons (ie sun, alcohol, heat, emotions). Trying to lead a normal life, I needed this corrected. Gemini laser treatments toned down my flushing by about 70%. A good deal of my redness has subsided. Price is reasonable enough for a good piece of mind. Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery offered me more confidence and a better look about myself.
How Does it Work?
The procedure consists of a laser or light source precisely delivering energy to various chromophores (colored bodies) like melanin, blood, or water at certain skin depths. Depending on equipment used, chromophore targeting may heat and damage targeted red veins or remodel skin proteins and stimulate collagen generation.
A Laser Rosacea Therapy procedure usually takes less than one hour. Topical anesthetic is generally used before the treatments. The pulses of energy are relatively painless, and any slight discomfort usually subsides within seconds. Depending on your skin type and current degree of skin health, three to five treatments spaced three to four weeks apart may be recommended for best results. Redness and swelling immediately after the procedure usually fades within hours. Recovery time depends on technology used and treatment strength chosen. The Excel V and Profile™ BBL treatments usually require no downtime. You can avoid make up to hide blotchy redness and prominent veins.
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Laser Rosacea Therapy?
If you are concerned about redness or flushing and have tried creams and medication without achieving desired results, you are probably a good candidate for Laser Rosacea Therapy. Dramatic results can be achieved on a wide variety of skin types. Due to a high affinity to melanin that exists in dark skin, some laser treatments may not be advisable on darker skin types.
Is Laser Rosacea Therapy safe?
All of the Laser Rosacea Therapy procedures offered at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery have demonstrated excellent safety profiles in clinical trials. The most common side effects involve redness, swelling, and rarely pigmentation changes but clients usually experience correction back to normal in due time.
Are Laser Rosacea Therapy treatments painful?
After application of topical anesthetic most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure itself. Pulses feel like a tingling sensation or pinch. Post-procedure discomfort may feel like sunburn, and may be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication as recommended, rare significant swelling can be improved with antihistamine like Claritin or Benadryl.
What is the recovery time I should expect?
If you have a Excel V, Profile™ or BBL treatment you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. Immediately following treatment, the skin is normally slightly red and swollen for a few hours. In rare circumstances swelling may last for up to 48 hours.
How can I improve and maintain results?
Following your scheduled treatment regimen, it may be recommended to do maintenance treatments periodically. Longevity of results will improve if you minimize triggers that induce rosacea symptoms including heat, sun, red wine, spicy food, emotional changes, etc.