Rosascea is a common skin disorder that begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than others where the redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time.
Rosacea is a condition that affects both men and women. The onset of Rosacea generally begins around age 30 and presents itself as a persistent centralized facial flushing. Left untreated, rosacea can continue to evolve with more pronounced spider veins/Telangiectasia, and possible acne lesions. More commonly in men who suffer from rosacea, inflammation in the central face can lead to a bulbous nose. There is no medical cure for Rosacea, however, lifestyle and diet combined with laser treatments to help minimize inflammation and clean up Telangiectasia are needed to keep rosacea at bay. The Fotona SP Dynamis Frac 3 laser treatment works to break up dilated blood vessels and inflammation. Frac 3 is also beneficial for those suffering from acne associated with the Rosacea condition, as it effectively shuts down overactive oil glands that tend to clog the affected area resulting in acne lesions. The Fotona laser is then switched to different pulse duration and energy to photo-selectively target and shut down vascular lesions/Telangiectasia. This treatment is extremely effective in creating more even tone and texture to the skin. The added benefit of collagen remodeling with the Frac 3 is that it provides the skin the support and strength required to combat the side effects of rosacea for longer periods of time.
Facial spider veins, medically termed Telangiectasia, can appear most commonly on the cheeks, chin, and nose. The facial vessels are integrated with the central nervous system and dilate with extreme heating and cooling, stress, and intense exercise. Over time and with age, these vessels become weak with continued pressure from the excessive dilation and begin to rupture causing the vascular lesions. Other factors that can cause weakening of the vascular lining are over exposure to the sun/excessive sun damage, alcohol, smoking, obesity, and hormonal changes most commonly in pre and peri-menopausal women.
Telangiectasia is effectively treated using the Fotona SP Dynamis laser system. The ND YAG 1064 laser penetrates deeper into the skin where these vascular lesions begin, enabling the entire vessel to absorb the laser light and uniformly heat up and recede. More commercial lasers with shorter absorption depths such as IPL’s generally create a shield of coagulated blood on the upper edge of the vessel which leaves the vessel virtually unaffected and able to re-open.