Flushing and redness of the face, sometimes together with burning or increased sensitivity lasting hours or days, can be the result of a medical condition known as rosacea.
Affecting over two million Canadians, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that doesn't go away but can be managed with proper treatment.
Learn what is rosacea and what isn't at Kingsway Dermatology and Cosmetic Centre in Toronto, then find out about rosacea treatment options. Schedule a free consultation to learn more, or call 416–231–0100.
The three main stages of rosacea are distinguished by transient flushing, persistent visible blood vessels and swollen red bumps or pustules. With topical and oral medications, rosacea can be controlled and improved. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment of facial redness and blood vessels can be beneficial as well.
IPL is a safe and proven treatment for reducing rosacea's flushing and visible blood vessels. The hand-piece delivering the safe light is in contact with the skin, chilling and comforting as the light is passed through the upper epidermis toward its target.
Your rosacea IPL procedure will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Some clients may require several treatments to meet their goals of reducing the appearance of rosacea.
Following an IPL treatment, rosacea clients commonly experience mild to moderate sunburn heat and redness for six to 24 hours.