Rosacea
  • Prep.

  • What is Rosacea?

  • How does it work?

  • Aftercare

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Before Treatment Preparation.

Wash thoroughly.  Shave the treatment area.  Do not apply moisturizers, makeup, etc. containing alpha hydroxy acid. If you are currently on creams that were recommended or prescribed by your Dermatologist stop using them. It is best to refrain from using topicals containing Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxy Acid, Retinol and Salicylic Acid three days prior to your treatment sessions.​ Use sunscreen SPF 25 or greater two weeks prior. (tanned and darker skin may result in more time between treatments.

 

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic but thankfully a very treatable condition. It should be diagnosed by a Dermatologist but treated by Laser Therapy instead of harmful creams and pills for a healthier body and lifestyle. While it can develop in different ways, male and female and all ages it mostly affects men over 30. Laser Therapy is the safest and most effective treatment available.

 

Signs of Rosacea include a redness similar to a sunburn that won't go away. 

 

Thickening of the skin, typically on the nose which can disfigure your appearance. Skin thickening can also reduce nasal airflow.  

Major signs of Rosacea include bumps, pimples visible blood vessels (similar to spider veins) and even eye irritation.

 

How does it work?

At Lifestyle Laser in Glenwood Springs, we have two types of lasers to treat this menacing condition. We use the Duality ND:YAG Laser and the Re-Smooth Diode IPL Laser.  Rosacea treatment can often be coupled with a Photo Facial or Skin Rejuvenation Treatment. Book your FREE consultation here. 

Aftercare

Lifestyle Laser uses advanced diode laser technology and the safest protocols to deliver the highest treatment efficacy for your skin. Still, we urge all patients to practice the same care for their skin outside of our clinic. Only proper aftercare can achieve the best results and outcome for your skin and removal. Every patient will be given detailed aftercare instructions following their treatment. Below are a few tips to keep in mind!

 

1. Avoid overexposing your skin to the sun or UV exposure for at least one week following your treatment. Too much sun exposure can cause unwanted skin discoloration. Apply a broad spectrum SPF 25 or higher to the treatment area following each treatment. Avoid all tanning activities, including tanning beds.


2. If you experience any discomfort, sensitivity, swelling, or itchiness, apply a thin layer of aloe vera followed by a cold compress.


3. Avoid hot water for 24 to 48 hours following each treatment. This includes hot showers, baths, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas.


4. If you experience any serious side effects or symptoms, please call our clinic immediately. 970-393-7500