Over 10% of people suffer the symptoms and signs of Rosacea, a skin condition that produces excessive redness and blushing of the cheeks, nose, and chin. Rosacea is most commonly found in people over the age of 30 with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily. This condition can run in families affecting women more than men. For people with Rosacea, their cosmetic facial appearance is a major concern. In many cases it causes embarrassment, with people even avoiding going outdoors. Rosacea may therefore have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life. New Look uses Intense Pulsed Light IPL technology to help minimize the embarrassing flushing or facial and neck redness associated with Rosacea. IPL photo rejuvenation is a state of the art procedure that is non-invasive, safe, quick and effective in reducing the appearance of sun and age spots, brown pigmented legions as well as broken capillaries. It also helps with reducing pores, fine lines and wrinkles while also helping even out skin tone – for a younger, more rejuvenated look.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that has similar characteristics to acne and has been known to be called Adult Acne or Acne Rosacea. The cause for Rosacea is unknown, but researchers believe it’s likely due to some combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that causes the blood vessels in the facial skin to become inflamed and swollen. It is characterised by:
- facial redness (erythema) and flushing/blushing
- fine blood vessels (telangiectasia) on the face
- inflammation / acne (papules, pustules)
Rosacea may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily and progress to persistent redness in the centre of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. It also may involve the ears, chest and back. Some people experience facial redness, inflammation, burning or warm tingly sensations. As Rosacea progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads. Some people suffer from inflamed pustules or spots. Rosacea and facial redness and flushing may be accentuated by hot liquids, spicy foods, alcohol (hot or cold), exposure to sunlight and heat (e.g. chefs working near a hot stove). Symptoms can be eased by avoidance of such triggering factors.
Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology enables our therapist to treat rosacea with optimum results. At New Look Intense Pulse Light IPL has been proven as being successful in reducing the symptoms of Rosacea. Intense Pulsed Light therapy uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat the dilated blood vessels in the face. Effectively, the structures causing the rosacea absorb the precise energy level and various wavelengths of light that are emitted from the IPL technology. The light then travels to the vascular structures of the skin causing the blood to which are then destroyed and become naturally absorbed by the body. Over time and with the right course of treatment, the redness and flushing of the skin that causes the rosacea becomes visibly reduced. Because there is no known cause for rosacea, eliminating the condition altogether is impossible. IPL however, is effective in relieving its sign and symptoms.
Benefits of IPL Skin Treatment
IPL offers a solution that:
- Minimises or eliminates the appearance of Rosacea
- Treats the entire body
- Quick and easy
- Minimal side effects
- Causes little discomfort
- Offers an immediate return to routine activities
- Provide gradual, natural-looking improvement
- Produces long-lasting results
- No need to take costly antibiotics
What to expect of the treatment for Rosacea?
Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are non invasive and pain free, with full-face treatments taking around 30 minutes. Our clients at New Look will be given a consultation where our specialist will give them a treatment course to suit their individual needs. Clients simply sit or lie on a comfortable bed while the light is applied to the affected area. Once the treatment session is over, clients can return to their daily routine. This means no downtime or inconvenience.
Results after Treatment
IPL Photo Rejuvenation effectively clears most active inflammatory rosacea in a 4-6 visits. Most clients report 70% reduction of the redness and flushing appearance of the skin. This process also results in activation of cells in the skin called fibroblasts to stimulate collagen remodelling as well as produce new collagen. This helps to rejuvenate the skin, improving its texture whilst reducing and preventing fine lines.