Rosacea Treatment – IPL – Intense Pulsed Light

Rosacea is a progressive, inflammatory vascular disorder which primarily affects the central part of the face and is recognised by facial flushing/ blushing, pustules and thread veins.

Intense Pulsed Light treatment has been shown to be very effective in Rosacea treatment. It works by a process called photothermolysis. This light therapy selectively destroys the abnormal vessels that cause the Rosacea effect, allowing thicker walled micro vessels to be laid down.

While it is not possible to cause Rosacea (since it is believed to be largely genetic), it is possible to bring about an onset of symptoms and to accelerate this progressive condition.

The most common triggers include but are not limited to, sun exposure, stress, hot or cold weather, excessive exercise, alcohol, and spicy foods.

These all have an effect on the thread veins and facial redness present in Rosacea sufferers.