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Rosacea

Laser Treatment Options

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on the face. Rhinophyma is a severe form of rosacea affecting the nose, causing it to become red, swollen, and bumpy.

Medical lasers are an effective way to reduce the cosmetically distressing redness and flushing associated with Rosacea. Laser treatments can also significantly improve the appearance of Rhinophyma. Lasers emit a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light energy can be used to selectively target blood vessels on the face or excess tissue on the nose.

Pulsed dye lasers are commonly used to treat rosacea by targeting the blood vessels that cause redness and flushing. The pulsed dye laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body.

CO2 lasers deliver more intensive treatments and deliver higher energies to the skin. CO2 laser treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia for rhinophyma, and patients can expect a period of downtime and recovery after the procedure.

If you’re considering medical laser treatment for rosacea or rhinophyma, it’s important to book a consult with one of the cosmetic doctors at Karrinyup Dermatology for guidance on the best type of laser for your specific needs.