Your face is your calling card to the world. If you suffer from rosacea, you know how frustrating this battle can be. This chronic disorder mainly affects the facial skin, causing redness on your chin, nose, cheeks, and forehead. You may look like you have a sunburn, severe redness, or a blush. Flare-ups are common as the redness comes and goes periodically throughout your life.
The older you get, the more redness you may experience, accompanied by bumps, swelling of your nose, and the appearance of a webbing of blood vessels on your face. Rosacea can even affect your ear, scalp, neck, and chest.
It is an extremely embarrassing condition that can affect your quality of life, making you avoid social situations and limiting your opportunities for work because you are afraid to be seen when you have an outbreak of rosacea. Fortunately, advances in medicine offer hope for those struggling with your condition. Photo rejuvenation at Head to Toe Med Spa can minimize the signs of rosacea, helping you to improve your quality of life.
What is Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenation is a type of medical treatment that uses intense light sent out in gentle pulses over facial skin to treat a variety of conditions, including rosacea. Treatments are spread out over a span of several weeks. The pulses of light penetrate the surface and deeper layers of skin, improving the appearance of large pores, flushing, and visible blood vessels that result from rosacea. Photo rejuvenation is not a cure for rosacea and will not make flare-ups stop. However, it is a way to treat the effects of rosacea, improving the texture and appearance of your skin.
What to Expect During Photo Rejuvenation Treatments?
When you come to our med spa for photo rejuvenation sessions, you’ll be provided with eye protection. A cooling gel will then be applied to any area on your face that is going to be treated. Sessions usually last between a half hour and 45 minutes, and once your treatment is over, your face is likely to feel warm. You can immediately return to your normal activities, but may notice that the redness on your face intensifies immediately after treatment.
In the next day or two after treatment, mild flaking is common as you shed the upper layer of skin that has been treated until healthy, fresh skin is revealed. Treatments are usually spaced out by three to four-week intervals. Expect at least five sessions. With proper care of your skin, including the use of sunblock, you should see a noticeable reduction of redness in your face.
Will Photo Rejuvenation Treatments Last?
To get the most out of your photo rejuvenation treatments for rosacea, you need to take care of your skin. Use sunblock and nourishing facial creams. Continue to use oral and topical medications prescribed by your physician to treat outbreaks. Be aware of lifestyle changes and trigger factors that may bring on flare-ups. Be gentle with your skin, using soaps that are not abrasive, soft wash cloths, and lukewarm water to avoid irritation. Take care with your choices in makeup as well, using products that will not cause an outbreak.
If you are ready to take back your skin and minimize signs of rosacea, Head to Toe Med Spa could be able to help. Our treatment providers will work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact Head to Toe Med Spa today to schedule your consultation.