Rosacea is a common skin condition where your face becomes red and vascular, with blood vessels becoming visible under the skin. At times, there are also small, pus-filled bumps on the surface of the skin. These symptoms might flare up and disappear periodically. Rosacea is commonly mistaken for acne or other skin conditions.
Rosacea might affect people of all ages and skin types. However, rosacea is most common in light-skinned middle-aged women.
Signs and symptoms of rosacea include:
• Swollen reddish bumps on the skin
• Facial redness
• Swollen, irritated eyes
• Bulbous nose (rhinophyma)
There are a variety of factors that have been associated with causing rosacea flare-ups:
• Alcohol consumption
• Hormonal change
• Extreme temperatures
• Exposure to sunlight or harsh winds
• Sensitivity to cosmetic products
• Blood pressure medications, which might cause blood vessel dilation
The Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser is a German-manufactured laser. It’s an improved version of the commonly used Dual Yellow/Combination laser that is very commonly used amongst aesthetic doctors. The Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser has a specific wavelength (577nm) which makes it particularly useful for vascular remedies such as rosacea treatment.
The Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser is ideal for treating rosacea as it can readily treat vascular lesions that are caused by dilated capillaries. It can do this by shrinking the blood vessels using its specific wavelength of yellow light while leaving the capillaries unharmed.
The specific wavelength of the yellow light has a higher rate of absorption in red blood cells when compared to other lasers. This results in a swift reduction of the red blood vessels seen on the facial skin of a rosacea patient. This drastically reduces redness and can even give the patient a toned and attractive complexion.
Each treatment session will last around 45 minutes. This includes preparation time. The Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser is quite a mild laser and often patients don’t even need anaesthesia. The laser has been said to give a mild prickling sensation. Patients with a lower pain tolerance can be given a topical anaesthetic cream.
In general, for most cases of rosacea, you will require anywhere between 4-6 treatments with around 3 weeks in between to fully clear the condition.
After a session, the patient’s facial skin might be slightly sensitive and appear a little pink. However, there is no real downtime and the patient can resume daily activities immediately after.
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