Rosacea

Reduce redness. Increase confidence. All with Cynosure's laser technology.

Out with redness. In with the glow.

Anyone can develop rosacea but it does tend to be more common amongst women with fair skin. Particularly women who are 40 and older. Rosacea is a condition characterised by redness and small broken blood vessels that stand out on the face. The cheeks and nose are areas that are most prone to the common signs of this condition. Sometimes, small, swollen red bumps can appear on the face too.

Rosacea is said to be caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors and has several triggers. Some of these include sunlight, exercise, spicy foods, alcohol and cosmetic products. Avoiding these triggers can help reduce the severity of this condition. However, it won’t prevent it from occurring entirely.

It’s now possible to stop concealing your skin’s imperfections and get an enviable glow. Laser treatments for rosacea are quick, effective, and easily adjusted to fit your individual skin care needs.

Cynosure’s laser technology can:

  • Reduce the appearance of rosacea
  • Reveal even, smooth skin

Before & After†

Models used for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

How rosacea laser treatments work

Before any treatments can be undertaken, you will need to schedule a consultation with a qualified and experienced provider. To determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for treatment, your skin and medical history are evaluated.

During treatment, advanced laser technology is used to target the unwanted vessels within your skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the broken blood vessels and damaged skin cells. The heat from the laser causes the effects of rosacea to gradually disappear once the body’s natural healing process is activated. Since laser treatments also reduce scarring and common signs of ageing, patients can expect an overall rejuvenating effect. The result is clearer, more beautiful-looking skin.

Some residual redness will be present after treatment but patients are free to resume their normal routine. You will need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays until it has healed though.

Rosacea Laser Treatment FAQs

Can I expect this treatment to be painful?

Patients have described the treatment to be similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin or a gradual heating. Cynosure’s laser systems are designed to make treatments as comfortable as possible. However, a numbing agent can be used prior to treatment if you are concerned about discomfort.

How do laser treatments reduce rosacea?

Specialised pulses target brown spots, sun damage and vessels without harming the surrounding skin. The light and heat from the laser are absorbed by the skin and cause the broken blood vessels to collapse. The body’s processes naturally clear away the damaged cells and vessels over the course of several weeks.

How many treatments are necessary?

Patients can begin to see results after the first treatment but a series of about three to six treatments produce the best results. Your provider will give you a better idea of how many sessions you need during your consultation once your skin has been evaluated.

How long are rosacea laser treatments?

Treatments can take 15-30 minutes depending on the area being treated. Laser treatments are diverse, however, and can treat a variety of conditions and areas. Therefore, if you will be treating more than one area, treatment times will differ.

Will the results be permanent?

While laser treatments are not a cure for rosacea, patients can expect to see a significant improvement after several sessions. The results of a rosacea laser treatment lasts about five years. However, this will vary between patients and depends on triggers too. Your provider will advise you on what you can do to increase the longevity of your results. Protecting your skin from the sun is one step that you can take.

How do I prepare for a rosacea laser treatment?

Prior to your appointment, it’s important to keep your skin protected. This means wearing a high-quality sunscreen and staying out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. UV tanning beds should also be avoided because tanned or sunburned skin can’t be treated. During your consultation, your provider will tell you about any medications, supplements and active skincare products that you should avoid prior to treatment. Cosmetic treatments such as peels and cosmetic injections can’t be undertaken two weeks or less before your appointment. Any additional treatment requirements will also be discussed during your consultation.

Are there any side effects associated with laser treatments for rosacea?

Directly after your session, you may experience redness, swelling, tenderness and itching. However, these symptoms subside within a few days. On the off chance that bruising occurs, it will last anywhere from five to 10 days. Your provider will provide you with tips on how to avoid bruising though. Any other potential side effects will be discussed during your consultation.