Rosacea & Diffuse Redness

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face. If left untreated, the illness will worsen over time. It is often misdiagnosed as acne, eczema, or a skin allergy and appears to be more common among those with pale complexion. There’s no cure for the ailment, although there are several ways to alleviate the symptoms.

Learn more about Rosacea treatment in Toronto below.

Phases of Rosacea

Rosacea can start out as a tendency to blush or flush easily, but it can quickly evolve to a permanent redness in the centre of your face, particularly around your nose. The dilatation of blood vessels near to the skin’s surface causes this redness.

Vascular Rosacea
Vascular rosacea can develop if your signs and symptoms increase, causing small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks to expand and become noticeable (telangiectasia). It’s possible that your skin will become extremely sensitive. Oily skin and dandruff are common symptoms of vascular rosacea.

Inflammatory Rosacea
Acne-like red lumps or pustules may form and remain, spreading across your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. This condition is known as inflammatory rosacea. It’s possible that your skin will feel hot and tender.

Treatment for Rosacea in Toronto

Rosacea is best treated with a combination of medication, therapies, and lifestyle modifications. In addition to topical (skin-applied) and oral drugs to reduce inflammation and redness, we also use a unique blend of lasers and powerful pulse light as part of your rosacea treatment.

The laser treatment is comfortable, non-invasive, and individually tailored to each patient’s needs. Following a thorough consultation, we will devise a rosacea treatment plan that will help you reduce the appearance of blood vessels in your face while also improving the quality and texture of your skin.

Causes of Rosacea

  • Sun exposure
  • Temperature extremes
  • Stress
  • Spicy food or hot drinks
  • Red wine or other alcoholic beverage
  • Intense exercise
  • Some cosmetic skincare products

Protecting Your Skin

You may also consider the following methods to complement your rosacea treatments and greatly improve your skin condition:

  1. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin
  2. Use alcohol-free, gentle skin care products
  3. Change your eating habits to include a more balanced diet in your diet
  4. Moisturize with water-based products

Treatment Options

GentleMax Pro®

The GentleMax Pro® device incorporates state-of-the-art technology which delivers short pulses of light energy into the skin.

The light pulses target and destroy problematic blood vessels, thereby eliminating rosacea caused by unwanted surface vein or vascular lesions.

Before and after each laser pulse, the GentleMax Pro® device delivers a liquid coolant onto the skin, protecting the surrounding tissue. This cooling system can be adjusted to your individual needs.

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IPL Photofacial

IPL Intense Pulsed Light uses light based technology to help treat the appearance of sun damaged skin, fade dark spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, reduce large pores and diffuse redness caused by broken capillaries or Rosacea.

It works by delivering Intense Pulsed Light technology below the skin’s surface, light is absorbed by the melanin responsible for brown ‘age spots’ or ‘sun spots’ and also the blood vessels that are responsible for broken capillaries. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue, improving the overall look and tone of the skin, while boosting skin firmness and elasticity, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

IPL is perfect for those patients who are ready to reverse years of sun damage, but are not yet in need of a more invasive procedure.

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RF Sublative™ Skin Rejuvenation & Resurfacing

Sublative™ is an effective treatment for those who suffer from pigmentation, rosacea, and fine broken capillaries. It is also effective in eliminating skin texture irregularities caused by acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, large pores or stretch marks.

Sublative™ treatments work to resurface the skin from the inside out by utilizing the power of fractionated bipolar radio frequency (RF). Compared to other resurfacing treatments, which commonly use harsh laser light technologies to penetrate skin. Sublative™ is able to reach deep into the dermal layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, without disrupting the epidermis. The application head is comprised of many multi-electrode pins, which administer the bi-polar RF energy to the skin.

Each time these pins come into contact with skin, it creates a grid like pattern on the surface. The dots of this grid are where the RF energy has punctured the skin, and the surrounding tissue is what stimulates the collagen. Essentially, the skin is tricked into healing wounds that were intentionally delivered. Results can appear immediately after treatment, however they become more noticeable in the coming weeks. Since the skin that had been stimulated was deep within the dermis, it takes time for that layer to come to the surface. This allows you to reap the benefits of your Sublative™ treatment for months after each session. As the weeks pass, skin becomes more smooth and rejuvenated, with less visible texture.

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