Specialist Rosacea Clinic (Perth)
Areas Treated Face, cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, neck, chest (décolletage)
Down Time Usually none, though some swelling can be present for 1 - 2 days
Results Duration 6 - 12 months, although individual results may vary
AKA Facial redness, acne rosacea, telangectasia, broken capillaries
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea, or facial redness, is a combination of broken capillaries and inflammation, commonly occurring on the cheeks, and often on the nose, forehead and chin. It may show as flushing, and can be triggered extremes of temperature, spicy foods and alcohol.
Rosacea before and after IPL treatment*
*Individual results may vary
How is Rosacea treated?
Effective treatment of rosacea aims to reduce the inflammation in the skin, avoiding triggers and using light therapies (such as IPL and Laser) to reduce capillaries and redness. Active skin care can be very effective, and minimising alcohol and spicy foods is also important. A combination of IPL and vascular laser gives great improvement.
IPL rejuvenation is very effective in managing Rosacea and works by reducing inflammation and treating telangectasia (broken capillaries). IPL treatment delivers highly controlled flashes of intense filtered light onto the skin. This light is absorbed by the blood in damaged blood vessels and flushing, and converted to heat. The heat then destroys the vascular lesion without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Quick and easy! After your initial consultation, eye protection will be applied and a thin layer of gel placed on the skin. Our Registered Nurse will move the IPL handpiece over your skin. Each pulse feels like a slight sting, similar to the snap of a rubber band. It is best described as uncomfortable but fast.
How much does IPL treatment cost?
What should I expect after the treatment?
A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected, usually lasting less than an hour. Mild swelling and redness may accompany this, which should resolve in 2-3 days.
While you will usually see an improvement after one treatment, a minimum of two to three treatments are recommended for best results. Treatments are usually done 4 - 6 weeks apart.
Skin Care for Rosacea management
Skin care treatment options are very useful in reducing redness and controlling inflammation. Redless by Aspect Dr has an excellent mix of anti-inflammatory agents including Elderflower, Calendula and Vitamin E (ask us for a sample when you're next in). Many of our Rosacea clients are addicted to it! Vitamin C serums applied to the skin have also been proven to be very effective in reducing rosacea. When the skin is less reactive, a retinol cream should be added. See our skin care page for more information or to purchase the Aspect Dr skin care range.
We also recommend (and stock) prescription skin care product, Mirvaso. Mirvaso is very effective at reducing redness and flushing for up to 12 hours.
Best results are often obtained with a combination of therapies. At Skin Resus we advise a course of IPL treatment combined with the appropriate skin care regime. For more detailed information come in for a free consultation with one of our Registered Nurses.