Rosacea — Photofacial IPL Therapy Houston
Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting an estimated 14 million patients in the United States. One rosacea therapy option such that works well without the need for invasive techniques is an intense pulsed light treatment, also known as a photofacial.
Photofacials are a popular choice for therapy without the use of drugs or surgery and have been useful for treating skin discolorations and recalcitrant rosacea. Swelling, redness and recovery time can be dramatically reduced by using this light-energy technology.
Patients with rosacea should avoid sun exposure, wear wide-brimmed hats when outdoors, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily that has a sun protection factor of 30. Astringents and other skin care products containing alcohol, menthol, eucalyptus oil, clove oil, peppermint, witch hazel, or sodium lauryl sulfate should be avoided.
For more information regarding rosacea therapy options, including photofacials, MicroLaser Peels or chemical peels, contact our Houston office to set up an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ciaravino.