While we often think wrinkles make us look older, other skin imperfections, such as those caused by rosacea, can make skin look prematurely aged. Our team at San Jose Medical Spa offers the most advanced treatment for rosacea with Icon IPL treatments, in San Jose, California.
Rosacea is a chronic condition that primarily impacts the facial skin, although it may also impact the neck, scalp, chest and ears. Those with rosacea experience regular flare-ups of redness, webbing capillaries (tiny blood vessels) and even pimples across the affected area that can make them uncomfortable in their own skin.
A frequent and persistent flushing is the earliest sign of rosacea. As the condition progresses, the facial redness will last longer and may appear to be a sunburn. In advanced stages, the redness may be accompanied by pimples that burn or sting. Small blood vessels will become visible on the surface of the skin.
Anyone can get rosacea, but those with fair skin who experience significant blushing or flushing of the skin are more likely to get the condition in their early to mid 30's. While women are more commonly diagnosed, the symptoms in men can actually be much more extreme.
Rosacea is thought to be caused by abnormalities in the blood vessels transporting blood from one place to another. As these vessels transport too much blood to unnecessary areas of the skin, the redness occurs.
We offer IPL Photorejuvenation treatments to resolve the visible signs of rosacea. This treatment involves the application of strategic pulsating light to safely reduce redness.
During the treatment, pulses of light penetrate the abnormal blood vessels, disrupting their blood supply. Without this supply, the tiny vessels cannot cause the discoloration. Over time the redness caused by rosacea will fade, revealing your natural beauty. This 30-minute procedure can significantly reduce the appearance of rosacea. Most patients see the greatest results after having multiple treatments and experience no noteworthy side effects. You may have a mild sunburn sensation after the procedure, which will resolve within a few days. We'll evaluate your condition and customize a treatment plan to help you get the best results.