If you’re one of the estimated 14 million Americans suffering from rosacea, you may be able to manage your symptoms by undergoing rosacea laser therapy. Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes significant reddening and swelling of the skin. Many people with rosacea find it difficult to manage the condition with topical skincare products, and the redness, dilated blood vessels and pimples progressively get worse.
If you’re one of the 14 million Americans suffering from rosacea, you probably already know that simple activities such as drinking a glass of red wine, working out intensely, or staying outside when it’s extremely hot or cold can trigger your symptoms. Everyone’s rosacea triggers are different, and they may change over the course of your lifetime, depending on your lifestyle and the condition of your skin. Fortunately, there are a number of dermatologic treatments available that can help you better manage the effects of rosacea.
Flushing of the skin and dilated blood vessels are some of the most common side effects of rosacea, but many rosacea sufferers can achieve noticeably clearer and smoother skin with laser rosacea treatments. Doctors around the United States offer a number of rosacea treatment options, including the ND:YAG laser, the KTP laser and the pulsed-dye laser to not only reduce redness, but to also help remove the thickening of the skin that occurs on the nose and cheeks.
Dermatologists around the world have been using lasers to treat rosacea since the 1980s, but many of the original laser devices used for rosacea treatment ran a high risk of scarring and were not recommended for patients of certain skin types.
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