Rosacea Laser Therapy
Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by facial redness, frequent flushing and the appearance of acne-like red bumps. Unlike acne, however, people with rosacea don’t get blackheads but do get dilated blood vessels (called telangiectasias). Laser surgery has been shown to be very successful at decreasing the diffuse facial redness and eliminating the individual fine blood vessels that affect patients with rosacea. Rosacea can cause redness, bumps and/or swelling, especially on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin and can look similar to acne.
Laser surgery is a successful way to treat the diffuse redness and individual telangiectasias that patients with rosacea have. Laser treatment may also decrease episodes of flushing and reduce the number of flares these patients experience.
The number of needed treatments will vary depending on the outcome that the patient desires and the laser that is used. Usually a series of 2 to 4 treatments are needed to achieve optimal results. Treatments may be as frequent as every four weeks.
NYC Dermatologist Dr Eric Schweiger utilizes the following lasers for rosacea: