Facial Veins and Rosacea can be challenging ailments especially in a geographical location like Colorado. Both of these maladies are genetic and can be exacerbated by our high elevation, climate and blue skies. The sun and hot weather will increase flare-ups of both of these problem skin irritations. Patients that enjoy outdoor activities are at more risk and need to take special precautions regardless of the season. The two most major causes of facial veins and Rosacea are Genetics and Sun Exposure.
Skin care for patients with either of these conditions should include a sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB light. We recommend the use of at least a 30 SPF zinc-based sunscreen product at all times including re-application every few hours for those that our outdoors. Sunscreen should be applied on a daily basis to reduce the risk of sun exposure we get during our normal daily activities. Driving in our cars does not protect us from the sun. In fact, window glass does not stop UVA light. UVA rays pass 100% through glass and are readily absorbed into our skin. Patients with these conditions should also cut back or cut out the consumption of alcohol, spicy food and caffeine because these substances can aggravate Rosacea and accelerate ruddiness. Serums designed to reduce inflammation and redness are also very helpful.
Lasers and IPL’s (Intensed Pulsed Light) have been shown to be very effective in the treatment of facial veins and the reduction of rosacea. The Colorado Laser Clinic has been treating these skin problems with light sources since 1993 and has several different lasers and light sources at their disposal that offer patients safe and effective treatment. IPL (Intensed Pulse Light) or Photo-rejuvenation is an excellent choice. Treatments are well tolerated and have no downtime associated with them. Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment, and the patient can return to normal activities the moment they leave the clinic. Most patients will require between three to five treatments, spaced out every three weeks, to manage these conditions. Regular use of good skin care products and a zinc-based sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection will prolong the results.
Please contact our office at 719-596-4000 or email us at info@ColoradoLaserClinic.com to schedule a complimentary consultation.
IPL or Intensed Pulsed Light treatment performed by Victoria Motazedi, PE, PEP
Results after 4 treatments