Rosacea in Ottawa – Treatment with Intense Pulsed Light
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, which primarily affects the face. Rosacea causes facial flushing and redness and can also be associated with acne-like pimples. Although the exact causes of rosacea are complex, and not well understood, several theories exist. Rosacea appears to be partly caused by facial blood vessels that dilate too easily and increase blood flow near the surface of the skin. This causes the skin in rosacea patients to appear red and flushed.
Lifestyle factors and environmental triggers, as well as certain foods and beverages such as spicy foods and red wine can trigger the blushing and flushing in rosacea. Certain skin microbes and inflammation may also play a role in rosacea. At Concept Medical in Ottawa, we offer several treatments to target and reduce the signs of rosacea. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an effective treatment for rosacea in Ottawa, and can successfully decrease the redness and small veins associated with rosacea. At Concept Medical we only use the advanced BroadBandLight IPL system, which is one of the most progressive and most studied IPL systems available.
Intense pulsed light at Concept Medical in Ottawa (also known as photorejuvenation, BroadBandLight, or photofacial), can also be effective for treating sun damage, irregular pigmentation, and sunspots on the face, neck, hands, and chest. Intense pulsed light treats the skin with very brief and powerful flashes of light energy. This intense pulsed light energy penetrates below the surface of the skin, targeting melanin (pigment) and unwanted features in the skin, including fine blood vessels.
The heat energy breaks down the pigment and fine blood vessels into tiny particles that naturally slough off or are absorbed by your body after treatment. In addition to treating rosacea, intense pulsed light in Ottawa at Concept Medical may slow the progression fine lines, wrinkles, as well as improve large pores, acne, and sun damage. Intense pulsed light is an effective treatment for rosacea and requires no down time. If you suffer from rosacea and are interested in effective treatment options please Contact Concept Medical in Ottawa today to schedule your physician consultation.