Rosacea laser treatment

Rosacea is a dermatosis whose pathophysiology is still poorly understood. Fairly common, it preferentially affects women and can cause significant discomfort that can lead to social exclusion.

Couperose and rosacea are most often confused, but be aware that couperose is a symptom of rosacea .

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease characterized by local erythema on the face: on the cheeks, cheekbones, chin, nose or forehead. In the advanced stage of the disease, this redness becomes permanent and small visible and unsightly blood vessels dilate. Papules, small red pimples , may also appear. This condition usually manifests around the age of 30, although younger people can also be affected. Fair-skinned people who blush easily are particularly affected.

Rosacea can also be associated with skin conditions such as acne or eczema .

The causes and factors favoring rosacea

Any sudden thermal change does not spare the skin and rosacea is very receptive to it. The wind or pollution does not leave the skin insensitive either. The ingestion of spicy foods and the consumption of alcohol, coffee or other hot drinks, hormonal changes, stress or even strong emotions accentuate the manifestations of rosacea.

Genetic predisposition increases the risk of developing rosacea.

Episodes of fever, intensive physical activity , saunas, hammams, any source of intense heat leads to vasomotor flushes , suggestive of rosacea.

Treat rosacea with laser at Skin Marceau

If rosacea is not dangerous, it remains quite restrictive and alters self-esteem. Those affected suffer from it and sometimes suffer derogatory comments.

At Skin Marceau, we take care of rosacea and couperose . We use the Elite+ laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat the damaged superficial layer of the skin while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissues. Thanks to its two wavelengths (755 and 1064), Elite+ laser is able to treat all skin phototypes and its continuous cooling system optimizes comfort throughout the session.

The course of a laser session to treat rosacea at Skin Marceau

Before your treatment session and as for any aesthetic dermatology treatment , a specialized assistant first meets you for an initial examination. Following this, a dermatologist doctor continues the protocol.

According to the preferences of each patient, the application of an anesthetic cream can calm the discomfort that can be generated by the laser. The procedure takes about thirty minutes. Rosacea does not disappear from the first session and we recommend on average between 3 and 6 sessions to obtain optimal results. The therapeutic protocol evolves according to the severity and extent of your rosacea as well as the response of your skin to the treatment.

The feeling of the laser shot has often been described as a slight sting or having a small rubber band on the skin. The application of a healing cream at the end of the session the skin and accelerates healing.

Are there any contraindications to the treatment of rosacea by laser?

Before initiating a laser treatment to treat your rosacea, you should be aware of certain contraindications.

  • Pregnant and/or breastfeeding women, as a precaution.
  • The presence of keloid scars
  • A tan that is still too present on the skin: tanned skin risks being burned or damaged, so you must wait until you regain your usual complexion
  • Skin lesions: any skin infection or lesion must be treated upstream, the skin must be healthy before laser treatment.
  • Taking photosensitizing drugs may contraindicate laser treatment. We invite you to provide us with all your medical history and medication taken.

What are the results after laser rosacea treatment?

The laser only targets unwanted vessels, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. Some bruising and swelling may appear after treatment, but this should disappear within 72 hours.

The thermal energy delivered by the Elite + device or the pulsed light coagulates the blood in the dilated vessels, causing their reduction and progressive resorption.

The results are noticeable little by little. Over the course of the sessions, you will find skin without redness .

Treating rosacea with laser is a non-invasive act, no social eviction is necessary.

Our dermatologists provide you with post-treatment follow-up to measure its effectiveness.

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Rosacea 1 Patient

Female patient presenting for treatment of rosacea on her full face, which was treated with Icon Max G laser. The after photo is 1 month after her third treatment session.

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Rosacea 2 Patient

Female patient presenting for treatment of rosacea on her full face, which was treated with Icon Max G laser. The after photo is 2 months after her fourth treatment session.

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Rosacea 3 Patient

Female patient presenting for treatment of mild rosacea on her cheeks, which was treated with Icon Max G laser. The after photo is 1 month after a single treatment.

How much does laser rosacea treatment cost at Skin Marceau?

The price of rosacea treatment depends on the areas to be treated:

Laser Vascular Treatment
NOSE 110 €
CHEEKS 110 €
NECK 150 €
LOW-CUT 200 €