Flushing of the face and enlarged or broken blood vessels are often signs of Rosacea and can cause a red faced appearance.
Recently, the use of a new light therapy called IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, also called Photofacial, has revolutionized the treatment of Rosacea and the removal of blood vessels from the face to reduce flushing. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are very effective at closing down the enlarged blood vessels which cause the red face appearance that is seen in patients with Rosacea. IPL is gentler than laser treatments with less discomfort and no visible signs of treatment such as bruising which is so common after some laser treatments.
The new IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatments can produce incredible results as shown in the before and after picture below:
IPL or Intense pulsed light can also be used to remove spider veins on the legs, broken blood vessels and dilated blood vessels on the face caused by inflammation and skin aging. See before and after pictures of removal of dilated blood vessels around the nose below:Above: Before and after IPL removal of broken blood vessels around the nose and cheek. Notice there is no scarring or white lines often associated with older laser blood vessel removal techniques.
Unlike many lasers used to treat Rosacea and broken blood vessels there is no bruising or marks that are noticeable after treatment. Immediately after IPL treatment, the vessels are closed and the skin appears pink or red. This redness is gone in a few hours and you may return to work or normal activity. See immediate effect of IPL treatment of blood vessels on the face below:Above:Before and immediately after IPL removal of blood vessels in Rosacea patient-notice there is no bruising or skin injury. Pink color lasts only a few hours.
For more information on IPL or Photofacial skin rejuvenation for removal of blood vessels, spider veins and treatment of Rosacea, call 978-369-4499 or email me. Read our free newsletter to learn more about IPL, laser and non-surgical facial and body rejuvenation. Read Save Your Face to learn how to prevent facial aging.