New laser procedure can help millions with rosacea
Facial redness and broken blood vessels are common complaints with rosacea.
There are 16 million Americans that suffer from rosacea. Rosacea is the chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, but a new laser procedure can eliminate redness resulting from rosacea and spider veins in just one treatment.
Years of too much fun in the sun left Karyn Premock with a common facial skin problem.
"When I turned 50, I was like 'oh my gosh, veins,'" says Premock.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Steiger says facial redness and broken blood vessels are a common complaint. Both can be the result of a skin condition called rosacea.
"It's still somewhat of a scientific dilemma as to exactly what is causing rosacea," says Dr. Steiger. "We know that it's common in certain cultures more than others, but it affects many people and many people are looking for a treatment for it."
Dr. Steiger is now working with a device called the Excel V Laser that delivers more intense energy than other devices. In one treatment, it can accomplish what may take up to five treatments with other devices.
"It feels like a rubber band snapping up against your skin," says Premock. "It burns for a few minutes and goes away."
The laser can also target post surgical bruising.
"You see it right in front of your eyes," Dr. Steiger. "It just wipes out the bruise and you don't see that with the IPL and pulse dye lasers."
Premock is thrilled with the results. For the first time in years she feels confident enough to leave the house without make up on.
As with any surgical technique, the safety and effectiveness of laser therapy may depend on the skill of your doctor.
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