If you suffer from both acne and rosacea - I feel your pain!
Both require very different and gentle care. However, some people discovered that laser treatments might be effective for both conditions.
Actually, acne laser rosacea treatments have been around since the mid-1980’s and is quite popular today. This type of treatment is very effective, but can expensive.
The pulsed dye laser (PDL) is most commonly used treatment. And
in a recent study of 16 patients, all experienced immediate and
significant improvement after only one treatment.
Although some experienced bruising on the face - that lasted 1 to 2 weeks
An alternative to the PDL is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) - which uses a
non-laser light source and first received FDA approval in 1995 in
treating the fine “spider veins” on the face.
IPL is safe and effective when used on dilated blood vessels, persistent flushing and redness and acne-like blemishes.
While statistics show the majority of those treated in trial
studies experienced improvement, some dermatologists believe that IPL is
even more effective than the numbers show.
Based upon your medical history and individual needs, it is
something worth considering, though it can be quite a bit more expensive when compared to topical treatments.
For both laser and IPL therapy, fees run from $300 to $600 per treatment session.
The standard laser therapy generally requires one to three treatment sessions spaced four to eight weeks apart to achieve optimum results.
IPL may require anywhere from one to five sessions spaced about three weeks apart. With both laser and IPL, follow-up
treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.
Topical treatments have come along way and for those with mild cases - but be an effective alternative to investigate.
If you're not sure what to try - check with your dermaologist or skin care specialist for recommnedations.
Also check out the site below. This company specializes in only in acne and rosacea problems........nothing else. So all of their products - from healing sprays to facial cleansers - are especially designed for these special conditions.
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