Many people struggling with the uncomfortable effects of rosacea have been led to believe that there simply is not much that can be done to remedy it. Commonly, we hear that our rosacea patients have tried soothing creams, herbal remedies or applying other calming topical products for years only to find their results to be unimpressive and short-lived. Because rosacea can be exacerbated by aggressive exfoliation or skin resurfacing treatments, our patients are often surprised to learn that light therapy is an ideal rosacea treatment.
How Light Therapy Helps to Calm Rosacea
Light therapy is an ideal treatment for rosacea because it triggers new collagen growth beneath the skin’s surface. Unlike ablative laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and other treatments that target and remove the topmost layer of skin and are highly irritating to rosacea, light therapy bypasses the skin’s surface. This allows rosacea patients to experience the deeply restorative benefits of new cell growth below the skin’s surface without the rosacea-exacerbating side effects of many skin resurfacing treatments.
Best Types of Light Therapy for Rosacea
At Harmony Healing, we have assembled a variety of light therapy options so that our patients can benefit from a combination approach to rosacea treatment. Since a series of light therapy treatments usually creates the best, most long-lasting results, incorporating an assortment of therapies into your personalized treatment plan is recommended. We have seen dramatic results from combinations of the following light therapy treatments for rosacea:
An intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial uses various wavelengths of light to react to specific skin conditions like rosacea. Rosacea is targeted as light and heat energy penetrate affected areas of the skin to promote new cell growth and collagen beneath the skin’s surface without harming the top layer. The damaged cells that cause rosacea are destroyed while new collagen growth helps to rebuild healthy skin.
Photorejuvenation uses IPL to improve the appearance of blotchy pigmentation and to treat broken capillaries and redness caused by rosacea. It also stimulates new cell growth beneath the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of rosacea.
BroadBand Light (BBL™)
BBL™ is a quick, painless laser therapy that can be used to target rosacea where it forms to prevent redness from developing. It stimulates new cell growth under the skin, which encourages the skin to repair itself for a more balanced complexion and even tone. Since BBL™ is non-invasive and non-ablative (meaning it does not remove the top layer of skin), it is perfectly suited for the sensitive skin of rosacea patients.
Our Approach to Rosacea Treatment
At Harmony Healing, we understand that no two cases of rosacea are ever the same. This is why we have developed an arsenal of light therapy treatments for rosacea to provide the best results for our patients. In addition to recommending a series of light therapy treatments conducted in our office, we will also develop a comprehensive rosacea treatment plan that may include a combination of lifestyle changes, medications and topical treatments. Whether your rosacea is extremely mild or severe, we will spend the time it takes to understand what is causing your rosacea and determine how it best responds to innovative treatments like light therapy.
You do not have to live with the effects of rosacea. Schedule your appointment at Harmony Healing to start your journey toward achieving clearer, calmer skin. We look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve the healthiest skin of your life.