Rosacea can be effectively treated using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition.
Rosacea is a common skin condition, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects fair-skinned but may affect all skin types in people aged 40 to 60 years old. It is more common in women but when affecting men, it may be more severe. It is a chronic condition, and can persist for a long time and, in any individual, the severity tends to fluctuate. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by persistent redness caused by dilated blood vessels, small bumps and pus-filled spots similar to acne There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the surface of the eyes and eyelids.
Rosacea is classified into 4 subtypes that may overlap. Your doctor will advise you of the type you have.
Rosacea often begins with episodes of flushing of the skin. As the condition progresses the skin become persistently red and spider-like veins (telangiectasia) become visible on the skin. Other symptoms characteristic of rosacea include:
- Pimples that may be hard (papules) or pus filled (pustules).
- Dry and flaky facial skin.
- Burning and stinging of the skin.
- Swelling of the face and eyelids.
- In advanced cases, the pores of the skin may become prominent and the nose may become enlarged and unshapely (rhinophyma) due to skin thickening.
IPL uses controlled light in specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition. IPL offers a gentle, long-lasting solution for those suffering from Rosacea by providing a gradual and natural improvement to the skin’s appearance. This is due to the IPL reducing the bacteria that causes the infection.