April is known as Rosacea Awareness Month, so now is the time to become better educated about the signs and symptoms of this common skin condition affecting more than 16 million Americans. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that may be easily mistaken for acne, eczema or a rash by the untrained eye. There are four subtypes of rosacea: 1. facial redness, 2. bumps and pimples, 3. enlargement of the nose, and 4. eye irritation. Some patients may be affected by more than one subtype. It is important to have a diagnosis by a board certified dermatologist, because without treatment, or with incorrect care, rosacea can worsen and leave scarring.
Both Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Excel V are highly effective and safe treatments for the redness and vascular dilatation seen in rosacea that is not improved by topical and oral medications. IPL and Excel V are used to address several skin conditions including rosacea, acne, pigmentation disorders and sun damaged skin. They are used to improve the skin’s redness, texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Patients find these laser treatments are to be very simple and easy with visible improvement after a series of three to six treatments. There is no downtime after an IPL or Excel V treatment and makeup can be worn immediately after. Visit our website to learn more about IPL and Excel V or rosacea and to see additional before-and-after pictures.
For additional information on rosacea, visit www.rosaceafacts.com.
Topical aesthetic products are formulated to treat the skin’s redness in conjunction with the IPL procedures. One product that will help control redness caused by rosacea is NEOCUTIS PECHE, a balancing serum with exclusive ROSAPLEX® to help soothe and calm upset skin. PECHE helps to visibly diminish the appearance of skin redness, restore skin’s natural moisture balance, improve the appearance of skin blotchiness, limit the appearance of blemishes, and soothe and comfort skin. Any patient who purchases a package of three IPL or Excel V treatments by April 30, 2013, will receive a complimentary bottle of PECHE (quantity limited; non-transferable). Schedule your IPL appointment today!
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