Rosacea is a skin condition that is characterized by inflammation and redness on the face. Bumps, pustules, scratchy eyes, and dilated blood vessels on the face are other common symptoms of this condition.
Experts are not entirely sure what causes rosacea, but they believe it is a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Common triggers include extreme emotion, hot or cold temperatures, caffeine, alcohol, and even spicy foods.
Rosacea can cause significant psychological stress. Many people admit that their rosacea can cause them to feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Although there is no cure for rosacea, your board-certified dermatologist can discuss treatment options with you to minimize breakouts and symptoms. This may be a combination of creams, pills, and laser therapy.
Read on to learn more about the Aerolase Neo laser, which can help with the redness and broken blood vessels associated with rosacea.
What Is the Aerolase Neo Treatment?
The Aerolase Neo treatment is an Nd: YAG 1064 nanometer laser with a 650-microsecond pulse duration that makes it superior in the treatment of rosacea.
The Neo treatment delivers very high energy to help target redness on the face as well as broken blood vessels known as telangiectasias. Because of the 650-microsecond pulse duration, it is very safe and comfortable.
This laser is also unique because it does not require the use of cooling gels or anesthetics and is virtually pain-free. While you may experience a slight sensation of heat during the procedure, it is very tolerable. The Aerolase Neo treatment is safe, gentle, and FDA-approved.
Treating Rosacea with Aerolase Neo
To treat rosacea, the Neo laser uses pulses of light that generate heat to destroy excessive blood vessels and reduce redness. While most people will note improvement after just one treatment, it is recommended that patients expect to be treated over a period of several sessions spaced about four weeks apart.
Because rosacea is a chronic condition and tends to wax and wane, redness may recur and many people do opt to have maintenance treatments. In combination with prescription creams or oral therapies and the right skin-care regimen, this multi-system approach should help to improve rosacea dramatically.
Do You Qualify for This Treatment?
Because the Aerolase Neo laser is safe for all skin types, it is a wonderful option for most patients. At DermWellesley, we are happy to see you in consultation to discuss if Aerolase is right for you. Call our office at (781) 591-4234.