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How to Treat Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes flare-ups of the skin such as a flushed appearance or patches of redness. This mild side effect is typically how the condition begins, but it can worsen over time and result in visible blood vessels, pimples, plaques (raised red patches) and swelling. While medical professionals are not completely certain of what causes the skin condition, they believe it can be triggered by abnormalities of facial blood vessels or mites and bacteria. And if left untreated, severe cases of rosacea can cause a buildup of tissue, leaving the skin permanently swollen and bumpy.

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While medications can be prescribed to treat mild symptoms of this condition, the specialists at Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care are here to share a more long-term option for rosacea treatment.

Long-Term Rosacea Treatment

For conditions such as rosacea that cause redness in the skin, our experts recommend an IPL Fotofacial. Rather than invest in costly medications that don’t get to the root of the problem, a series of laser treatments can address rosacea for a longer period of time.

IPL Fotofacials target the treatment area with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat energy. This heat energy kills off bacteria and stimulates collagen and elastin, eliminating redness caused by rosacea and rejuvenating the skin. In addition to serving as a rosacea treatment, an IPL Fotofacial can address other conditions such as acne, sun damage, age spots and enlarged pores in a single session!

For best results, it may be recommended to have more than one IPL Fotofacial treatment. This will depend on the severity of your skin condition, and specifics can be discussed at your initial consultation.

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Curious to know if an IPL Fotofacial is the best rosacea treatment for you? Our skin care specialists will meet with you to discuss your goals and develop a customized plan. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 650.565.8683—and check our specials page for exclusive offers!

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