If you suffer from telangiectasia rosacea you may be able to find treatment in intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Called a Photofacial, it uses light to destroy visible capillaries and diminish facial redness. Unlike lasers, IPL uses the full visible light spectrum and amplifies it to treat several skin disorders. Here at The Signature Beauty Box in Gilbert, AZ, we are proud to provide this revolutionary rosacea treatment and encourage you to learn more about it.
What is Rosacea?
For the purposes of learning about IPL Photofacial treatments, we will concentrate on rosacea. This is a common skin disease that may be hereditary. It may begin with excessive blushing that doesn’t fade quickly and gradually develop into visible blood cells and overall redness. It may start on or near the nose and spread to the cheeks, forehead and chin. If it is not treated, it can develop into more severe forms of rosacea. When you visit our specialist your rosacea will be examined. It is usually diagnosed by inspection, but some tests may be advised in order to make sure you don’t have any other medical condition. Acne breakouts can resemble rosacea, and we may suggest a different treatment if you have acne.
What to Expect with IPL Photofacial
If IPL is the best rosacea treatment, a test will be done to select the best wavelength for your condition. There are different wavelengths for different stages of rosacea, colors of skin, the depth of the rosacea and the location of any inflamed veins. The light is directed strategically to address each area. You may require multiple treatments to get the desired results.
How to Avoid Breakouts
After your IPL Photofacial, you will want to maintain the results as long as possible. It is important to know your triggers for breakouts. What may be a trigger for one person may not be one for another. This is why you need to be vigilant to discover what may make your face start to turn red. In any case, you should use sunscreen every day whether it is overcast or sunny. Try to stay in the shade and wear a wide-brim hat. Another thing you can do is use only rosacea-friendly skin care products. This is where our professionals can help.
Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
Rosacea is uncomfortable and, sometimes, an embarrassing skin disease that affects people of any age. We offer IPL Photofacial treatments that have been proven to be safe and effective in reducing the symptoms and appearance or rosacea. To learn more, we encourage you to make an appointment with The Signature Beauty Box! At our convenient location in Gilbert, AZ, our caring and devoted professionals will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about rosacea treatment. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!