IPL for Rosacea

Medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy has emerged as a powerful tool in managing and alleviating the symptoms of rosacea - a chronic skin condition characterized by redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes pimples
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How does IPL work to treat rosacea?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy involves the use of broad-spectrum light to target specific skin concerns. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the blood vessels and pigmented areas, causing them to break down and be reabsorbed by the body. While IPL is not a ‘cure’ for rosacea, it can significantly manage and reduce its symptoms, leading to clearer, more even-toned skin.

Reduces Redness and Flushing

IPL targets the dilated blood vessels beneath the skin’s surface, which are responsible for persistent redness. The light energy heats these vessels, causing them to collapse and gradually be absorbed by the body. This results in a significant reduction in redness and flushing, giving the skin a more even tone.

Decreases Visible Blood Vessels

Rosacea often causes small blood vessels (telangiectasia) to become visible on the face. IPL effectively diminishes these blood vessels by coagulating them, which leads to their eventual disappearance. This not only improves the appearance of the skin but also reduces the likelihood of future flare-ups.

Improves Skin Texture

IPL stimulates collagen production, which enhances the overall texture and elasticity of the skin. This is particularly beneficial for rosacea patients who may have rough or uneven skin due to repeated inflammation. 

Targets Pigmented Lesions

In addition to redness, rosacea can cause hyperpigmentation. IPL’s multiple wavelengths can also target these pigmented areas, breaking down the excess melanin, leading to a more uniform skin tone.

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