Because it is chronic and progressive, ignoring the redness and inflammation of rosacea is not a good idea at any time, and yet come summer, those afflicted with it are more conscious of the condition than ever. On the river, at the lake, on the boat, or headed to the beach, rosacea is not the kind of company you want to keep. Fortunately, today we have effective treatments that can be orchestrated to offer relief. Perhaps the most interesting instrument of that orchestra is called IPL, for Intense Pulsed Light therapy.
Rosacea runs in families and is especially likely to trouble people with fair skin. Sun and wind, alcohol, and certain foods can trigger a flare-up, so regulating our exposure to these factors can help. The good news is that there is a more direct and emphatic way to deal with the redness, bumps, and soreness that arise from rosacea.
Putting Light on Your Side
Summer sun is one of the hazards that can trigger a flare-up of rosacea. Yet, the right kind of light, IPL, can relieve the appearance and suffering that comes with it and, at the same time, reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, sun damage, brown spots, and age spots on the face, hands, or most anywhere.
Because IPL therapy stimulates collagen production, it can help restore the volume that skin naturally loses when collagen levels decline as we age. IPL can also remove discoloration and even smooth the skin further by diminishing the size of pores, so people see their skin recover from the effects of rosacea, and at the same time reduce the overall effects of age and exposure. Stimulating the body’s own production of collagen can help relieve wrinkles and fine lines.
How IPL Works
Intense Pulsed Light therapy harnesses natural light energy and radiofrequencies to place the benefits of broad-spectrum light at the skin levels and layers where it can do the most good. The blood vessels and damaged skin cells that show up as discoloration naturally absorb the light energy.
People see transformative results in only a few treatments, due importantly to the broad-spectrum light energy applied through IPL. Blood vessels and damaged skin cells that show up as discoloration readily absorb the energy of Intense Pulsed Light therapy, because it combines natural light energy and radiofrequencies, harnessing them to place the benefits at the specific skin levels where it can have the greatest benefit.
The result is clear, smooth, rejuvenated skin, without the raw look and recovery time of a chemical peel. The treatment takes only a few minutes and results in no downtime whatsoever.
If rosacea is spoiling your summer fun, then let’s get together for a talk. There’s no reason anymore to be patient with rosacea, and together we can devise a treatment that’s right for you.