Rosacea is a common condition which, left untreated, can cause serious problems. Most people who suffer from rosacea are not aware of the condition. Early signs of rosacea include persistent redness of the face that comes and goes, and becomes more constant over time. As the condition progresses, blood vessels can become visible, pimples may develop, and in extreme cases, swollen excess tissue forms on the nose. Rosacea is difficult to cure, but can be reduced and controlled, and responds best when caught in its early stages.
Rosacea can affect anyone, but is most common in people who have fair skin. Symptoms of rosacea include:
- Flushing/blushing for no apparent reason
- Persistent redness
- Sensitivity to topical applications
- Visible blood vessels
- Enlarged nose
We use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat rosacea, and have seen remarkable success in eliminating redness, flushing and visible blood vessels. IPL rosacea treatments are painless, non-invasive and require no significant recovery time. The IPL machine passes light through the skin of a specific wavelength that targets the red capillaries without damaging the surrounding tissue. This gentle photofacial is performed in five monthly sessions. Of course, we recommend wearing sun block daily for the duration of the treatment and continuing to do so after your rosacea is resolved in order to maintain the health of your skin.
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During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and explain the procedure in detail. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so you will know what kind of results to expect. After your treatment, Dr. Rivkin will instruct you on the best techniques to care for your skin so that your rosacea symptoms do not return, including wearing a daily sun block.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.
To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s treatments for rosacea or to schedule a free consultation in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area, contact us by phone or email today.