Rosacea is a chronic facial concern characterised by redness and pimple-like spots. It typically affects people with light complexions, sun-sensitive skin, and individuals who have rosacea or severe acne going back in their family tree’s medical history.
IPL is used on Rosacea for its antibacterial benefits and reduction of redness. Through a combination of IPL and anti-inflammatory skincare products, Rosacea can be successfully managed, and the natural protective barrier on the skin can be restored.
A full consultation and patch test is required pre- treatment
- Fast effective treatment
- Reduction or complete improvement of rosacea
- Virtually pain free
- Long lasting results
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
The IPL device will be applied to your skin and various shots will be fired. You may still be aware of flashes of light and will likely feel brief sensations of heat when the devices fires. You will be required to provide feedback throughout the treatment as this is crucial to gauging the optimal settings of the treatment. Cooling of the skin will be a carried out throughout the treatment and sometimes afterwards too.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY CONSULTATION
During your consultation a detailed medical history will be taken, helping the practitioner to determine whether treatment is an appropriate product/treatment for you to receive and whether it will help you achieve the results that you are looking for. This will also reduce the risk of any unwanted side effects from the treatment. During this consultation the potential risks and aftercare recommendations are discussed.If you still have questions about this treatment please contact us.
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PREPARING FOR YOUR TREATMENT
- Avoid tanning or heavy sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily for 30 days prior to treatment.
- Do not use medications that cause photosensitivity (such as doxycycline, minocycline) for at least 72 hours prior to treatment.
- If you have a history of herpes (oral cold sores, genital) or shingles in the treatment area, let your doctor know and start your antiviral medication (valacyclovir, acyclovir) as directed (usually 2 days prior to treatment and continue for 3 days after treatment).
CLEANING & DRESSINGS
The skin will be cleansed, and appropriate dressings or pre-treatment applied.
- You will be made comfortable on a treatment couch whilst maintaining privacy and dignity.
- Your practitioner will check through your consent forms and medical history.
- You will be then handed a mirror to discuss your requirements from the procedure.
- The treatment area will be cleansed.
- Eye protection will be provided along with verbal advice
- A cold laser/IPL gel will be applied to the treatment area.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST FOR?
Typically, three treatments are recommended to see a result. Many people see rosacea disappear completely, while others see a reduction. There are a small number of people who do not see a result from treatment. It is important to remember that vessels can return, or new vessels may develop, so maintenance treatments may be necessary.
WHO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THIS TREATMENT?
- Sun exposure
- Active tan
- Certain medications that cause photosensitivity such as doxcycline
- A soothing gel such as arnica or aloe vera can be applied to the area
- Avoid extreme temperatures such as hot baths, sauna’s and steamrooms for 24-48 hours post treatment
- Avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach and heavily perfumed products for 48 hours
- Avoid make up for 24 hours post treatment
- Avoid exfoliation for 10 days post treatment.