Treat your Rosacea in our Vancouver skin care clinic
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. At Pender Medi Spa we use the Cynosure Elite MPX for Rosacea.
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.There is absolutely no downtime with IPL, Laser Genesis, or the Accutip laser therapy.
There is absolutely no downtime with IPL 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.