Rosacea is frustrating. Even as medical researchers try to find out what causes the redness and bumps, we’re still left wondering if it could be sun damage, bacteria, or some other factor.
Ultimately, though, you’re probably more concerned with getting relief from your symptoms than you are with finding out what’s causing them. And while we can’t speed medical research, we can help there.
At our offices on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City and in Madison, Connecticut, Dr. Norman J. Pastorek and Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN, offer laser therapy to help with rosacea. With our Laser Genesis treatment, we give you a comfortable, convenient way to make the blood vessels on your face less visible, shrink your pores, reduce redness, and improve your overall complexion.
How laser therapy works for rosacea
With Laser Genesis, we can target three of the most annoying symptoms of rosacea: redness, enlarged pores, and visible blood vessels (the small veins you can see on your skin).
During treatment, we send near-infrared YAG 1064 nm laser energy into your skin. (Don’t worry; you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during treatment.) Studies have shown that YAG laser therapy can make a big difference for people with rosacea.
It works by stimulating the production of new collagen to help your skin look healthier while simultaneously constricting blood vessels. That means you’ll have less redness and fewer visible veins on your face.
It’s worth noting that plenty of people choose Laser Genesis not as a treatment for rosacea, but as a means to improve their skin’s overall appearance. That means you get dual results here. Not only can laser therapy help to reduce the appearance of your rosacea symptoms, but it also beautifies your complexion. You’ll get smoother, younger-looking, more glowing skin with this option.
What to expect with Laser Genesis treatments
We offer Laser Genesis because it’s as convenient as it is effective. The treatment takes 30 minutes at most, and all you feel is a gentle warming sensation.
Some people achieve their ideal outcome with just one treatment, but most rosacea patients choose to get a series of laser treatments in order to get an even more dramatic reduction in their symptoms. We space these appointments a few weeks apart, and you can expect improvement after each one.
Talk with our team about your goals so we can tailor a plan for you. To get started with laser therapy for your rosacea, call one of our offices or schedule your appointment online today.