The Best Treatments for Rosacea & Redness
February 24th, 2021 | Categories: Rosacea
What Are the Best Treatments for Rosacea & Redness?
Any one who suffers from Rosacea or facial redness knows how frustrating it can be. This very common skin condition causes unsightly redness and the appearance of visible blood vessels in the face – and may also include small, red, pus-filled bumps. The skin may also feel hot and tender to the touch during Rosacea flare-ups.
Rosacea and redness may flare up for weeks or even months at a time – and then subside for a while, only to eventually return. While it is most common in middle-aged, fair-skinned women, Rosacea can occur in almost anyone – including young people, men and individuals with darker skin tones.
Prevailing medical wisdom will tell you that there is no known “cure” for rosacea. But the good news is that Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY offers several state-of-the-art treatments that can control Rosacea, and reduce or eliminate the redness, visible veins and other signs and symptoms.
Cutera Excel V Treatment for Rosacea & Redness
The Cutera Excel V is a high-performance laser treatment that uses advanced “duo wavelength” energy technology, to treat both superficial and deep vascular conditions that cause redness. Even better, this powerful procedure is non-invasive – so there is NO downtime, and patients can return to their daily activities immediately their Rosacea treatment.
As an added bonus, the Cutera Excel V Rosacea treatments offered by New York board-certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg, also improve overall tone and texture of the skin – in addition to reducing redness.
The Cutera Excel V can correct almost any type of redness or vascular condition of the skin, including:
- Facial veins
- Spider Veins
Port Wine Stains
- Poikiloderma (red mottling of the neck or décolleté)
- Venous Lakes
How the Cutera Excel V Treats Rosacea & Redness
The Cutera Excel V uses a combination of two wavelengths (532 and 1064), for more customized and efficient targeting of redness and lesions. Some physicians have likened the Cutera Excel V to a “magic eraser” because it erases unwanted blood vessels right in front of your eyes!
The 532 nm wavelength is absorbed by the red pigment in the hemoglobin in superficial vascular lesions – so it is especially effective in treating conditions such as rosacea, diffuse redness, and telangiectasias. The 1064 nm Nd:YAG wavelength, however, targets deeper and darker vascular lesions including leg veins, venous lakes and venous malformations.
As the red pigment in the Rosacea or lesion absorbs the laser energy, the heat breaks up and destroys the pigmented cells – which are then eliminated by the body. However, the laser does not affect the surrounding skin – so the area is left intact and free of redness.
Cutera Excel V laser treatments only take about 15-30 minutes – with no side effects other than some redness or slight bruising – which can easily be covered up with makeup, and lasts only a few days. And while recovery is very short, redness reduction results are long-lasting in most patients.
Photodynamic Light Therapy for Rosacea & Redness
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is another highly successful treatment for the chronic inflammation and redness of Rosacea, also available at Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY. PDT combines a photosensitizing topical medication with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or Photofacial) and/or blue natural visible spectrum light.
Most of our New York, NY patients experience dramatic Rosacea reduction results after a single treatment. This procedure combines the application of a special topical serum with natural blue light to target redness, destroy bacteria, shrink oil-producing glands, and unclog pores.
Before your treatment, the skin will be cleansed and coated with a special formulation – usually Levulan – which is left on for an hour to be absorbed. Next, blue light frequency is applied, and the patient will sit under the light for 10 to 20 minutes. Because red and blue are opposite each other on the color spectrum, only the red pigment (from the hemoglobin) in the Rosacea absorbs the blue light – while the rest of the skin is left unaffected.
In addition to minimizing or destroying the red capillaries responsible for the redness associated with rosacea, the blue light also kills bacteria, unclogs pores, and reduces the size and activity of the sebaceous glands. So, pustules, pimples, and pus-filled bumps also disappear!
The blue light causes no pain or discomfort. However, patients may experience some warmth or tingling. For the first 3 days afterwards, patients may have some mild to moderate redness, swelling, dryness, or tightness – followed by 2 or 3 days of slight peeling.
In clinical studies, the majority of patients could stop or significantly reduce other Rosacea therapies or treatments – with results lasting from 3 months up to an amazing two years!
Best Rosacea & Redness Treatments | New York, NY
Board certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg has helped hundreds of patients minimize or eliminate the frustrating, unsightly redness of Rosacea and other vascular conditions.
Schedule an appointment today for a personalized consultation, and Dr. Goldenberg will evaluate your skin and recommend the best rosacea treatment that will get rid of the redness, and give you the smooth, clear glowing skin you desire!
New York, NY Rosacea Treatment: 212-405-8202
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