If you have rosacea, you may feel your only treatment option is to stay out of the sun and use cover-up when you have a breakout. But new advances in laser technology may have a better solution for you. Central Park Aesthetique in the dynamic Midtown Manhattan in New York City uses the CUTERA® xeo® laser to treat rosacea.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin disorder characterized by redness on the nose and cheeks, which may also spread to the forehead and chin. Rosacea also causes acne and thickened skin on the nose and cheeks.
Rosacea affects women more than men, and is more often seen in people with fair skin and light eyes. If you’ve had severe acne, nodules, and cysts, you may be more likely to develop rosacea. It usually appears between ages 30 and 50.
How does the xeo laser treat rosacea?
The xeo laser is an advanced cosmetic laser system that can treat many of the characteristics associated with your rosacea.
The precision and accuracy of the laser make it the perfect tool for eliminating redness caused by blood vessels. It also stimulates the production of collagen, a building block of new skin, to lessen the appearance of acne, redness, and the skin thickening caused by your rosacea.
In order to get the best results, you may need more than one treatment. The medical professionals at Central Park Aesthetique work with you to develop a plan to improve the look of your skin.
Laser treatment for rosacea may not improve your skin condition completely, but you may notice a reduction in redness by 20% or more.
Laser therapy is a new treatment method for rosacea and shows promise as an effective option.
How can I prevent rosacea flare-ups after xeo laser treatment?
After laser treatment of your rosacea, you need to follow certain guidelines to help prevent flare-ups. This includes:
- Avoiding triggers
- Protecting your skin from the sun
You may notice that certain activities or environmental factors increase your risk of a breakout, such as eating spicy food or exposure to cold wind. Avoiding these triggers may increase the effectiveness of laser treatment. If you’re not sure what causes your rosacea to flare up, the team at Central Park Aesthetique may be able to pinpoint your triggers during your examination.
The same is true for sun protection. If you must be out in the sun, use sunblock and reapply every two hours. Do your best to avoid the sun during the midday, find shade when possible, and consider investing in a wide-brimmed hat.
If your rosacea is getting harder to hide, call the office to request a consultation.