How Rosacea and Skin Redness Are Treated?
The management of Rosacea utilises the same principle as the one used for laser hair removal, which is called “Selective Photothermolysis”. One of the pathological processes underlying Rosacea is a change in characteristics of skin blood vessels. They become dilated and inflamed, causing changes to the surrounding skin tissue. When laser machine emits a beam of very concentrated light at specific wavelength onto the skin, the light selectively penetrates into superficial inflamed blood vessels where it gets absorbed by a molecule called haemoglobin. Haemoglobin then transforms the energy of light into the energy of heat. Heat destroys red blood cells and the endothelial cells (cells that form inner layer of the blood vessels) and destructs inflamed blood vessels. In addition to elimination of inflamed blood vessels laser treatment contributes to remodelling of the affected surrounding tissues and reduces inflammation. Unfortunately, not all blood vessels can be treated with the same level of effectiveness. The effectiveness of the treatment is defined by the size of each vessel, its depth and percentage of oxygenated/ deoxygenated haemoglobin present in the treated area. Therefore multiple treatments might be required in order to achieve the desired effect.
At our clinic we utilise the most advanced technology for Rosacea treatment the gold standard Neodymium YAG laser at 1064 nm, which is well known for its leading skin rejuvenation capabilities.
How does Rosacea treatment feel
Treatments with our lasers are almost painless. Most our patients describe the procedure as a “pins and needles” sensations on the skin. As the actual sensation depends heavily on the sensitivity of the treated area, we also apply the integrated, individually adjusted ZimmerSmart Cool® system. With this system the cool air is gently applied onto the skin in controlled portions before, during and after the application of the laser beam, thus decreasing unpleasant sensation almost entirely. In case of a higher than average skin sensitivity we also offer an application of a special topical anesthesia numbing cream – LMX4®, to make patients feel even more comfortable with the procedure. However, based on our experience, the vast majority of customers don’t require it, only relying on the application of low to medium level of integrated cooling to feel completely comfortable during the treatment.