When rosacea results in broken blood vessels, acne-like bumps, or severe redness, your appearance may be unsightly. To correct this, Dr. Supriya Tomar offers laser therapy for patients who live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County.
Patients who have rosacea often want to reduce the signs they exhibit. An effective way to do that is through laser rosacea therapy, which can easily be performed at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology.
What is laser rosacea therapy?
This type of therapy involves using one of many different types of lasers to treat the outward symptoms of rosacea. The most common type of laser used is intense pulsed light or pulsed dye laser. It involves using a laser beam to send pulses of light to deep layers of the skin. This procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete. While some improvement may be noticed after the first session, it normally takes between three to five treatments for maximum results to be seen.
What side effects are possible with this treatment?
Some minimal pain may be noticed during the treatment, and many patients report this feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Those who are especially sensitive to pain can have a numbing gel applied to the skin before treatment begins. Extreme redness and slight swelling may be present immediately after laser treatment, but these conditions normally subside within a few hours. Bruises can also appear for up to a week after the procedure.
Who should not undergo this treatment?
Pregnant women should avoid any type of laser treatment, as the effects of lasers on a developing fetus are unknown. Those who have broken skin or open wounds should also forego treatment until after these conditions clear.
What is the recovery period like?
There are usually no difficulties with recovery since patients can return to normal activities shortly after having laser treatment. Even so, many people find themselves sensitive to sunlight for about a week afterward, so sun exposure should be avoided if possible.
When will results be noticed?
Patients should be able to notice improvement as soon as any swelling or redness dissipates.
How long can results be expected to last?
This varies from patient to patient. Some people find that laser treatment provides permanent results, while others may suffer from outbreaks some time later and require another series of treatments.
Will medication still be needed to control rosacea?
That will depend on the exact type of rosacea a patient has, lifestyle, and whether or not outbreaks still occur.
Laser treatment has been used to safely treat many cases of rosacea over the years. Patients who use an experienced physician such as Dr. Supriya Tomar are more likely to be pleased with their results than those who use an inexperienced physician.
How Much Does Laser Rosacea Therapy Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make laser rosacea therapy affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of laser rosacea therapy.
The fact that laser treatment helps reduce the appearance of rosacea is good news for many people. Those in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County can contact Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology at 561-529-4966 to find out more.