If you’re one of the 16 million people in the United States or 45 million people across the world who suffer from rosacea, you may already be aware that it’s incurable.
But that doesn’t mean it can’t be treated.
Thanks to the Laser Genesis® treatment at Melanie L. Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland, you now have hope that you can improve your complexion with minimal trouble or downside.
Here’s how Laser Genesis can improve your rosacea.
You’ve probably seen rosacea many times without realizing it. It’s a common, chronic issue that causes redness in your face as a result of malfunctioning blood vessels.
The condition can cause general redness, a ruddier coloration with visible blood vessels, red pimples, fine vascular lines, and even a swollen or bulbous nose.
Rosacea can sometimes be mistaken for sunburn or acne, and it can be triggered by alcohol, stress, heat, and even spicy foods.
It’s a chronic condition that at present can’t be cured, but if it’s left untreated, it can go from bad to worse. Over-the-counter creams and ointments don’t have much effect, but Laser Genesis can give you the kind of relief you’re seeking.
First, Laser Genesis is actually a laser. It’s an advanced, FDA-approved, hand-held device that can treat rosacea outbreaks and help patients develop a younger looking, smoother, more vibrant face.
As Dr. Adams applies the hand-held Laser Genesis device to the areas you’re treating, the laser sends a strong pulse of energy to the deep layers of skin on your face.
The laser has a couple of effects: It prevents blood vessels from producing more redness on your face, and it activates your body’s healing response so blood and nutrients begin moving to the area to start forming new collagen.
The collagen causes your skin to become firmer and more supple, giving you a vibrant, younger look as the redness disappears.
The changes to your skin become most apparent in 3-9 weeks, and multiple treatments are recommended to get the best results. Every patient is different, so Dr. Adams customizes your treatment schedule to best fit your needs.
Each treatment only takes about a half-hour and there’s no downtime required afterward, so you can fit in a visit at lunch or right after work.
If you’re ready to be rid of the redness of rosacea, contact Dr. Adams’ office or use the convenient online scheduler to set up a consultation. We look forward to helping you improve your appearance.