Rosacea Treatment in West Hollywood
Rosacea is a skin condition causing chronic redness in the facial skin, sometimes with acne. It is mostly harmless and symptom-free, though it can be a cosmetic issue for some women. Typically, it appears in the t-zone of the face, along the forehead and nose, but also along the cheeks, ears, scalp, and neck at times. Rosacea causes are not limited to one factor, but may be due to anything from body chemistry to stress, sun exposure, skin irritants (perfumes, lotions, etc.), medications, or certain foods.
Rosacea treatments vary depending on the case and the cause of the inflammation. Identifying and avoiding triggers is key, and it can be helpful to seek professional guidance for this. When triggers have been identified, eliminating them can drastically reduce rosacea symptoms. This may mean changing body care products, avoiding stress and overexposure to sunlight, or cutting certain foods out of your diet.
For some whose rosacea is not caused by triggers, oral/topical antibiotics may be used. It is also important to avoid using steroids, if possible, as they can exacerbate rosacea (don’t stop or change medications without a doctor’s consultation, however). Some with severe cases of rosacea may opt for laser treatments, which damage the reddened capillaries in the face so they are absorbed by the body. The absorption results in reduced redness. Microdermabrasion, which exfoliates away the top layer of skin on the face, can also help, as well as Photorejuvenation or IPL treatments, which are non-abrasive and may help severe cases of rosacea.
The VBeam laser, often called a vascular laser, is a pulsed dye laser that delivers energy pulses combined with a dye to generate laser beams of various colors. It can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Broken Capillaries
- Vascular Birthmarks
- Port Wine Stains
- and more….
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE TREATMENTS?
During VBeam treatment, the color of light used is determined depending on the treatment goal. Different lights are used for treating concerns.
VBeam typically works well on light skin tones and moderately well on olive skin. It is not advised to use on darker skin tones because the transmission of the wavelength is blocked by melanin (pigment) in the pigment-rich skin. Fortunately, we also offer options like peels, micro-needling, and other lasers which are ideal for treating darker skin tones. Depending on the area being treated, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour.
VBeam Laser Before and After*
VBeam Laser Near Me
If you want to totally transform your appearance and bring back that rejuvenated, healthy glow, contact Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center. Contact us by calling 323-650-9949 or reach out to us online.