Rosacea Specialist

Elan Premier Aesthetics

Laser & Medical Spa located in Havre de Grace, MD

Rosacea can be embarrassing and painful, but it doesn't have to be a chronic issue. The team at Elan Premier Aesthetics offer Havre De Grace, Maryland area patients the option to eliminate rosacea and other vascular lesions with the non-invasive Starlux® laser treatment system.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that results in intense facial redness. In most cases, rosacea is concentrated in the nose and cheek area, although it can also develop in the neck and chest areas. In many rosacea sufferers, the redness is accompanied by bumpiness or patchiness. Severe cases of rosacea can result in a bulbous nose.

What is the cause of rosacea?

Blood vessel irregularities may be the cause of rosacea. Some people may develop rosacea due to genetics, as well. Some people are more likely to develop rosacea, especially those with fair skin.

What are the main indicators of rosacea?

Rosacea causes not only redness and bumpiness in the skin, but also other symptoms like a deep heating sensation, a painful burning sensation, and itchiness. Sometimes rosacea and severe acne are very similar in appearance, however, rosacea is generally present in small patches rather than being all over the face.

How is rosacea treated?

The treatment for rosacea is customized for the patient and their particular symptoms. At Elan Premier Aesthetics, the StarLux laser system is typically the best option for resolving rosacea in a completely non-invasive way. The StarLux laser is a highly powerful laser that offers unrivaled speed and efficiency. Thanks to its dual filters, the surrounding skin isn't damaged by the treatment. The pulses of intense light aren't painful, with only a mild snapping sensation occurring during most treatment sessions. The light pulses go directly into the blood vessels to force them to collapse, which in turn will smooth out the skin and eliminate the redness and bumpiness.

How long does it take to see results?

There may be a temporary increase in redness around the treatment area, but this will soon begin to fade. The rosacea usually starts to fade away over a period of around 2 weeks. The total amount of StarLux laser sessions needed for rosacea will depend on the individual and the severity of their rosacea. Most people need 3-4 treatments, with the treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. The Elan Premier Aesthetics team will create a treatment plan that will help each rosacea sufferer achieve clear skin again.