IPL laser treatment for rosacea
Rosacea is a dermatological and medical disease. It occurs in every tenth person and most often affects persons with light skin color. Persons with rosacea are usually between the age of 30-55. Rosacea often appears together with capillary problems and is classified as vasomotor neurosis of the skin. A visible symptom of rosacea is telangiectasias and erythema. Some lumps and pimples may appear, rarely transformation of soft tissues.
Common causes of rosacea include:
- Vasomotor disorders, including:
- Use of artificial radiation exposure
- Oversensitivity to weather conditions
- Using stimulants
- Consumption of sensitizing foods
- Sensitizing cosmetics
- Excessive stress
- Gastric disorders, including:
- Skin changes due to improper diet
- Bacterial infections
- Demodex infections
A contraindication for laser acne treatment is natural or artificial suntan, as well as pharmacological treatment. Every patient will be interviewed by the doctor who will subsequently decide whether an IPL treatment can be safely conducted.
Before and after a laser rosacea treatment (with IPL)
Before the procedure, it is recommended to refrain from tanning, at least 4 weeks before, as well as discontinue photosensitizing medicines. After the procedure, both natural and artificial light exposure should be avoided. Creams with a high UV factor should be used, while fragrant substances, alcohol and unwanted chemistry should be avoided. It is best to use delicate moisturizing products for persons with an allergy. If redness or swelling appear, delicate compresses should be applied to sensitive areas. Patients affected by rosacea should avoid drugstore cosmetics, frequent washing and drying of the skin, disposable towels for cleansing the pathologically changed skin, colorful make-ups, spicy food, intensive sun exposure, excessive cold and strong wind.
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