which incorporates all the best methods of effectively controlling and lessening symptoms.
What causes Rosacea?
The cause of Rosacea is unknown. An estimated 14 million people in the US have Rosacea. Proper treatment by a caring dermatologist will help you improve your Rosacea. Knowing your personal Rosacea "triggers" and proper skin care goes a long way toward having skin that is calmer and less reactive
Ocular (Eye) Rosacea
About 50% of Rosacea suffers have eye symptoms which may include:
* redness, burning, tearing, inflamed eyelids, and sensation of a foreign object in the eye
Medical Management of Rosacea
There are many Rosacea "triggers". From food to stress, it is vital to your treatment success to learn your triggers and do what you can to avoid them.
Treatment combinations may include oral and topical medications and Vbeam vascular Laser (see below) which Dr. Zaks finds very effective to target specific small broken vessels.
Most Rosacea patients need a combination of therapies for the most effective results. New oral medications are now available which are proving to be very helpful. Rosacea which is left untreated can occasionally cause irreversible skin thickening and disfigurement.
Basic Rosacea Treatment:
- Prescription Topical treatments
- Laser treatment
- Oral Rosacea antibiotic medications (such as Oracea)
- Sunscreen - Important!
Vbeam Vascular Laser
Redness from acne scars, Rosacea and spider veins is quickly resolved and removed with the Vbeam Laser. Dr. Zaks depends on the reliability of this laser to provide consistent and dramatic redness removal for a wide variety of problems caused by vein inflammation.
- Acne Scars
- Port wine stains
- Facial and leg telangiectasias
- Poikiloderma of Civatte
- Venous lakes
What's causing the redness in my skin?
Redness is caused by broken small blood vessels called capillaries. This redness shows through the epidermis and draws attention to acne scars, Rosacea, spider veins on your legs and the tiny broken veins on your face are called telangiecstasia.
How does the Vbeam Laser remove redness?
The Vbeam laser light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the red pigment in these small blood vessels. This absorption results in heat and the heat coagulates the vessel. Because it is now shrunken and no longer carries blood, the redness goes away.
What about pain?
The sensation you have when undergoing a Vbeam laser treatment is similar to the feeling you get from having a rubber band snapped against your skin. Some patients describe it as a "pinch". Dr. Zaks goes to great lengths to make any treatment you have as comfortable for you as possible.
Vbeam's special protective cooling
Candela uses a patented system called "DCD", Dynamic Cooling Device, that instantly cools the skin surface before the laser beam is activated. This makes the treatment more comfortable and protects the epidermis.
Professional Clinical Bulletins (Includes Photos)
Clinical Bulletin - Overview for Vbeam Laser Treatments
Clinical Bulletin - Rosacea