Using state of the art lasers, our team at Cutis Dermatology can efficiently reduce facial redness & rosacea. Treatments are fast, comfortable, with a super fast recovery time. We employ the very latest devices including the V Beam Perfecta, Prima & the latest DermaV lasers. A series of 4 sessions are required for the best results. Rosacea treatment series of 4 sessions $1560 (save $400). T&Cs apply.
- Lasers are an effective way of reducing facial redness, capillaries & skin inflammation
- Treatments are comfortable as Cutis Dermatology has the latest technology
- Treatment time ranges from 3 to 7 minutes
- Lasers can place rosacea into remission for variable periods of time
- Lasers can also provide skin rejuvenation for patients & clients with sensitive skin
- A series of 4 sessions provides the best results
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Rosacea Redness Series Info
Lasers provide a side effect free, drug free option to reduce facial redness, flushing as well as breakouts from rosacea. They also help rejuvenate the skin by producing collagen. Using the very latest technology, treatments are superfast & comfortable.
Each laser session takes less than 10 minutes to perform & does not require any numbing creams as we employ the latest cryogen technology. This ensures comfort levels. Recovery post treatment is fast & uneventful.
At Cutis Dermatology we employ the best vascular lasers with cryogenic cooling. Cooling enables us to use more powerful settings, which provides faster, more reliable results, whilst at the same time making treatments comfortable & safe. Our lasers include-
- VBeam Perfecta, an oldie but a goodie.
- VBeam Prima, updated Perfecta.
- DermaV Lutronic, newest vascular laser.
- Sciton NdYag, for deep vessels.
- Splendor X 755, for resistant vessels.
- Sciton BBL, for mixed redness & vessels
- Lumenis M22, for resistant rosacea.
Lasers are best used to reduce broken capillaries, veins, background redness as well as rosacea breakouts. Most patients can expect improvement with one session, however a series of laser treatments spaced 3-6 weeks apart will provide the best results. Lasers can reduce redness by as much as 90%.
*For inflammatory cases of rosacea, a combination of anti-inflammatory creams & tablets incorporated with lasers often yields better results. Be guided by your clinician.
Vascular laser treatments are-
- $490 per session, performed by our experienced nurses.
- $1560 for 4 sessions performed by our nurses.
- $690 per session performed by our dermatologists.
A series of 4 sessions are recommended as this provides the best results.
*Medicare rebate may apply in some cases of documented facial veins that can be photographed at distances of 3 meters or more, procedure has to be performed by a dermatologist.
A typical healing time line is as follows-
- First 1-2 hours: rebound redness, mild stinging, mild swelling
- 2-12 hours; redness & swelling subsides
- 24 to 72 hours; complete recovery
Recovery is largely predictable in most cases & is proportionate to the energy used. Our clinicians will forewarn you of the projected recovery time prior to treatments.
Lasers are effective in over 90% of rosacea cases & can address many variants of rosacea including inflammatory rosacea (pimples & bumps), redness, facial veins, flushing & even ocular rosacea. For resistant cases, dermatologists often combine anti-inflammatory medications with lasers for better results.
Not all cases of redness & rosacea will respond to lasers, however our hit rate is over 90%. For persistent cases of redness, your clinician may refer you to our dermatologists for adjunctive medical management.
Lasers & LED therapy play an important role in managing rosacea, however there are many lifestyle factors that you can adopt to help control redness, inflammation & flare ups. They include using –
- Appropriate skin care, including sunscreen, cleansers & moisturizers.
- Anti-inflammatory creams including azelaic acid & niacinamide.
- Avoidance of flare factors.
Lasers work by three mechanisms.
- Reducing skin inflammation by employing specific wavelengths of light. This reduces lumps, bumps & background redness.
- Targeting veins & blood vessels. Light energy gets converted to heat, the latter ‘seals’ the vessel walls.
- Reduces demodex mites on the skin. Infestation of demodex is a frequent occurrence in rosacea patients. Lasers can reduce mite counts without the use of anti-parasitic medications.
Using state of the art lasers, our team at Cutis Dermatology can efficiently reduce facial redness & rosacea. Treatments are fast, comfortable, with a super fast recovery time.
Our senior dermatologist & nurses perform lasers. A Medicare rebate applies to most cases of rosacea when performed by a specialist. To ensure timely & cost effective treatments, our dermatologists may elect to perform the first few sessions, then handover your treatments to our dermatology nurses.
*Cost per session when performed by a dermatologist ranges between $490 to $580 out of pocket.
Avoid flare factors (if possible). The most common flare factor for rosacea is UV. Given skin sensitivity, choose low irritant sunscreens such as La Roche Posay or physical blockers that contain zinc (Invisible Zinc). Other flares include hot spicy foods & irritants in skin care products (more on that below).
- Simplify your skin care. Use basic moisturizers & cleansers. Brands include La Roche Posay (Rosaliac range), Avene, & Ego. Look for the sensitive skin, rosacea or eczema range of products. Avoid vitamin A (retinol), vitamin C & skin care acids.
- Keep skin rejuvenation simple. Avoid chemical peels & microdermabrasion, use LED therapy & lasers to rejuvenate & reduce redness.
- Anti-inflammatories for flare ups. Consider anti-inflammatory topical creams such as Niacinamide & Azelaic acid. 5% for the former, 10-20% for the later. Brands include Paula’s Choice & Azclear. A dermatologist may prescribe you a course of oral anti-inflammatories for several weeks to months.
Lasers & LEDs are effective in 90% of rosacea cases, especially when combined with points 1 to 4. Vascular lasers reduce inflammation & treat redness, whilst LED therapy is better for maintenance.
Vascular lasers with cryogen cooling are the safest devices to treat rosacea & redness. A spray of cool air just before delivery of the laser beam ensures patient comfort levels, & protects the upper layers of skin. Potential side effects include-
- Prolonged swelling; about 2-4% of cases. Easily treated with ice & anti-inflammatories.
- Blistering; about 0.1% of cases. Occurs if you have had a recent tan, or dark skin. Exceedingly rare with the lasers we employ.
Bruising; about 3% of cases, especially with higher settings. Your clinician can forewarn you of potential bruising prior to treatments.
Lasers are much better than LED devices such as Omnilux & Healite as higher energies are employed in the former. Lasers are more effective & efficient at treating background redness associated with rosacea, whilst LEDs are used to help maintain the skin after a series of laser treatments.
Lasers work better than IPL in over 85% of rosacea cases. A higher amount of energy can be delivered precisely with lasers in comparison to IPL. Additionally, with the cooling system of lasers, treatments are more comfortable & safer.
For resistant cases of rosacea, we employ IPL & BBL (for those who fall in the 15% of IPL biased cases). We use Sciton & Lumenis BBL & IPL devices.
Dermatologists are involved when drugs need to be prescribed to treat your rosacea, so the whole aim of rosacea management is not to see a dermatologist in the first place. As a guide, skin doctors treat rosacea with-
Vitamin A analogues. This powerful medication is often last line therapy for resistant rosacea patients. Patients need to be aware of potential side effects prior to commencing this treatment.
Antiparasitic drugs such as ivermectin can be considered for demodex associated rosacea.Topical drugs include antibiotics, niacinamide, & azelaic acid.