Treating Rosacea: What You Need to Know About Laser Genesis

If you have rosacea, you’ve probably tried just about everything to get rid of it. From topical creams to oral antibiotics to gels, foams, and acne drugs, treatments abound, but they’re not all created equal.

If you’re interested in an effective treatment that actually makes a difference in your life, you owe it to yourself to find out more about the Laser Genesis™ treatment at Melanie L. Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland. 

This cutting-edge laser treatment can clear up your rosacea. Here’s how it works.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that appears primarily on your face. It starts with redness and, if left untreated, can progress to include visible blood vessels, bumps, and pimples. It can flare up for weeks or months at a time, and then fade away for a while — it’s a chronic condition that can be treated but not cured.

The exact cause of rosacea isn’t known, but it’s likely caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It shows up most often in middle-aged women with light skin. Flare-ups can come as a result of any number of factors, including spicy food, alcoholic beverages, sun and wind, exercise, and more.

How does Laser Genesis work?

The premise of Laser Genesis is to use laser energy to address skin imperfections. During a treatment, Dr. Adams passes a small handpiece over the affected area of skin. The laser energy from the handpiece passes safely through the outer layer of skin and is absorbed by the dermal layer as heat energy.

As the dermis heats up, it triggers the body’s healing mechanisms to kick in; blood and nutrients begin to move toward the area, and new collagen begins to form. This natural production of collagen over time causes your skin to look healthier, smoother, and younger. The redness of your skin begins to dissipate, and the broken blood vessels heal. 

A treatment lasts about 30 minutes and requires no downtime — you should be able to immediately resume your normal daily activities. The treatment isn’t painful, but many patients report a wam, tingling feeling in their skin. Every patient receives their own customized treatment regimen, but most require about six treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart.

You start to notice changes in the redness and texture of your skin within about 3-9 weeks of beginning Laser Genesis treatments. Because the treatment targets deeper levels of skin cells, the improvements can take a little time to become apparent on the top level of skin.

If you’re tired of suffering from rosacea and ready to move on with your life, contact Dr. Melanie Adams to set up a consultation. You can call the office or use the convenient online scheduler to set your own appointment. Call today to get your rosacea treated with Laser Genesis right away!

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