Treat your Rosacea in our Vancouver skin care clinic
Laser For Rosacea
Vancouver’s Pender Medi Spa offers laser therapy for individuals with Rosacea.
There are many different forms of Rosacea. W.C. Fields suffered from untreated Acne form Rosacea. The far more common form of Rosacea is Erythematous Telangiectasia Rosacea, which is characterized by diffuse redness and visible capillaries. This form affects in excess of 30 million women in the United States. Coffee, Wine, Spicy food, and exercise all increase the redness. Occasionally, anxiety in social interactions can cause an increase in red flushing. Although Erythematous Telangiectasia Rosacea is predominantly a condition in women; we do see it commonly in men. In men it more commonly presents as a cluster of veins on the nose.
Most topical creams are largely ineffectual for this medical condition. Laser therapy is very effective in improving this condition.
Veins and fine vessels on the face (telangiectasias) contain blood (Hemoglobin). Hemoglobin absorbs energy at primarily 2 wavelengths. Blood absorbs laser energy primarily at 532 nanometers (nm) and 1,064 nm. Thus, lasers that have these wavelengths will cause the blood in the vessel to coagulate and be absorbed by the body.
For diffuse redness of the Face, Pender Medi Spa will often utilize an Impulsed Light laser (IPL) with which we can target the specific concerns of Red discoloration. It is the ability to specifically target the Red of capillaries and the diffuse redness of Rosacea that makes it one of our preferred treatments. Pender Medi Spa’s IPL has the ability to select the appropriate wavelengths (in the range of 1064nm) to target the red and reduce it.
For darker skin types, we prefer Laser Genesis since it is completely safe. Laser Genesis is a soothing treatment that leaves one’s skin feeling much more youthful after just a couple of treatments. It is not unusual for Pender Medi Spa’s Vancouver clientele to fall asleep during this laser therapy. Laser Genesis is safe on all skin types, and is therefore part of our treatment protocol for the treatment of diffuse redness. Our laser head can be converted to a direct 1,064 laser to target specific vessels. Pender Medi Spa’s 1,064 laser can vary the “spot size”, power, and duration of the pulse. These variables allow the skilled laser technicians to accurately treat the vein, based on its’ size. It is equipped with a cooling head to make the treatments more comfortable.
For single Red veins Vancouver’s Pender Medi Spa will use the Accutip laser therapy (532nm), which is extremely effective for pinpoint vessels as in “cherry red” spots. It is uncommon for these bright red veins to require more than one treatment for elimination.
There is absolutely no downtime with IPL, Laser Genesis, or the Accutip laser therapy.
Please book a meeting with a member of our knowledgeable staff to determine which
Laser therapy is most appropriate for your Rosacea, and to look your best at any age.
The Cutera laser platform is the only laser owned by every University Dermatology department in Canada. Pender Medi Spa’s sister clinic on the North Shore has been voted the best laser Centre 3 years in a row by the readers of the Outlook newspaper and was previously voted the best laser Centre in Vancouver in the WestEnder newspaper.
Consultations are complimentary at Pender Medi Spa.
Please call 604-681-6399 or click here to book your consultation with one of our knowledgeable Estheticians and Laser technicians.
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Before & After Photos
See some of the results Dr. Bieg has achieved for his medi spa patients.