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Rosacea

Rosacea is a condition that affects both men and women. The onset of Rosacea generally begins around age 30 and presents itself as a persistent centralized facial flushing. Left untreated, rosacea can continue to evolve with more pronounced spider veins/Telangiectasia, and possible acne lesions.

 

More commonly in men who suffer from Rosacea, inflammation in the central face can lead to a bulbous nose. There is no medical cure for Rosacea, however, lifestyle and diet combined with laser treatments to help minimize inflammation and clean up Telangiectasia are needed to keep Rosacea at bay.

 

The Fotona SP Dynamis Frac3 laser treatment works to break up dilated blood vessels and inflammation. Frac3 is also beneficial for those suffering from acne associated with the Rosacea condition, as it effectively shuts down overactive oil glands that tend to clog the affected area resulting in acne lesions. The Fotona laser uses different pulse duration and energy to photo-selectively target and shut down vascular lesions/Telangiectasia.

 

This treatment is extremely effective in creating more even tone and texture to the skin. The added benefit of collagen remodeling with the Frac3 is that it provides the skin the support and strength required to combat the side effects of Rosacea for longer periods of time.

Prior to Treatment

 

Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.

 

At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to asses your eligibility for treatment.

 

A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.

 

Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.

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Topical Anesthetic

30 mins.

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Rosacea

4

None

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Frequently asked questions

How does Fotona treat Rosacea?


Fotona Nd:YAG laser is indicated for the treatment of vascular damage to the surface of the skin caused by conditions like rosacea. Fotona treats vascular irregularities by coagulating the blood vessels that are visible on the surface of the skin. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory reaction to reactive oxygen radicals within the skin cell system. The Fotona Nd:YAG laser has a 1064nm wavelength that can effectively treat a wide range of vascular and pigmentation issues. Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser uses the Long Pulse (LP pulsation) setting to target red, purple, and violet pigmentation in the blood vessels of the skin by delivering controlled laser energy to coagulate them, thus reducing them in size and intensity.




Who is a good candidate?


Rosacea is a vascular disorder that can sometimes be misdiagnosed for other cutaneous disorders such as acne vulgaris, steroid-induced acne, and even sunburns in some cases. Skin that has persistent flushing can be an indicator of rosacea, but that alone does not yield enough evidence to be diagnosed as rosacea, as it could be a characteristic of other rare skin disorders. Patients who are experiencing chronic rosacea in the form of erythema, papules, and pustules are ideal candidates for Fotona rosacea-reducing laser treatments. Fotona’s rosacea-reducing treatments are not recommended for people who are potentially pregnant or who are experiencing contact dermatitis or active acne. People who are using Accutane, other photosensitizers, or products that increase blood flow such as warfarin, salicylic acid, or other vasodilators should also not undergo this treatment.




Is there any downtime?


Fotona rosacea-reducing laser treatments are generally well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Patients can expect to feel heat and stinging during the treatments, with all pain sensations resolving immediately after treatments. Post-treatment risks for patients prone to hypermelanosis include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and possible skin discoloration. To achieve optimal results, patients must have their treatment program catered to their skin type based on their current skin conditions.




Is Fotona Laser safe?


Fotona laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that uses multi-laser technology. Having been clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, Fotona laser treatments are safe, have minimal to no downtime and produce satisfactory results.




How many treatements will I need??


Rosacea reducing laser treatments with Fotona are recommended every 4 weeks for up to 4 treatments. The final results can be examined 3 months after the final treatment session to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments. Rosacea can be problematic, aggressive, and undesirable for people who are experiencing it.




Prior to Treatment


Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to first treatment commencement. At this appointment, you can ask as many questions as you like to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be filled out about your health and medications. Some health conditions and medications will unfortunately exempt you from laser treatment. A patch test will be performed on your skin to ensure the laser settings are suitable for you. 4 to 7 days after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment if there are no reactions. Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for about two weeks before any treatment commences. This is crucial both before and after the treatment. The lasers work on providing a specific heat at a specific depth in your tissue to produce a desired end point. This end point can be exacerbated if exposed to sun and can cause unwanted side effects.




What to expect?


Fotona SP Dynamis laser treatments for rosacea are quick and effective. Most patients require a series of treatments ranging anywhere from a single session for small areas or more monthly intervals until the discoloration has subsided. Patients can expect to feel a zapping sensation accompanied by heat, much like the snap of a rubber band. Fotona is a unique system that allows clinicians to provide customized treatment options for patients according to the characteristics of the areas they are looking to treat. This customization is done by adjusting the laser parameters to effectively destroy dilated blood vessels associated by their size, depth, and colour.





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Use of Long Pulse Nd:YAG 1064nm Laser for Treatment of Rosacea Telangiectatica - A Case Study. Jasmina K. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1.  Read Full Text

Variable-pulse Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of facial telangiectasias. Bevin AA, Parlette EC, Domankevitz Y, Ross EV. Dermatol Surg. 2006 Jan;32(1):7-12. Read Full Text.

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