Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness. Although rosacea can affect anyone, it most commonly impacts middle-aged women with fair skin. If left untreated, it may worsen with time and can even lead to the formation of red pus-filled bumps.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the most effective treatments for rosacea. During IPL, light penetrates the epidermis and targets capillaries in the dermis. The light is selectively absorbed by contents within the blood vessels and damages them. With time, the body naturally processes these damaged cells leaving the skin with a more even skin tone.
Each IPL treatment can be performed in as little as a few minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Discomfort is typically minimal. Following an IPL treatment, most patients will resume activities immediately. However, patients should expect to experience some redness and swelling in the first few days following treatment.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we utilize world class Cynosure IPL equipment.
If you feel as though you might benefit from a rosacea treatment with IPL, call or click to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.Schedule a Consultation