Rosacea Treatment Sydney- GentleMax Pro
Rosacea or acne rosacea is a common skin problem affecting the face and in some occasions the neck and chest. This inflammatory skin condition is often mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction.
If left untreated it will worsen over time. Especially rosacea affecting the nose, this can form into rhinophyma (excessive skin around nose) and start deforming the nose.
If you are sick of your red cheeks making you look constantly flushed or sun burnt, Eden Skin Clinic have an effective rosacea treatment using GentleMax Pro for you. Rosacea is in fact a very easy condition and inexpensive to resolve.
What is Rosacea?
The Causes of Rosacea
There is no medical consensus on the causes of rosacea. There are many theories such as abnormalities in the blood vessels in the face and family history.
External triggers that brings the onset of Rosacea
- Lifestyle- intensive exercise
- Stress & anxiety
- Certain types of food and hot drinks
- Hot baths or saunas
Symptoms of Rosacea:
- Blushing or flushing
- Facial hyper sensitivity
- Spots & bumps
- Visible blood vessels
- Rhinophyma (excessive skin around nose)
GentleMax Pro Laser– Effective Rosacea Management Solution
Mechanism of Action
- Absorption of the unique Nd:YAG long pulse 1064nm or 755nm laser heats up the hemoglobin on the treated areas.
- Heat transfers to the damaged blood vessel walls causing contraction and destroying the blood vessel.
- Destroyed blood vessel is eliminated by phagocytosis (body’s removal process via the immune system).
The number of sessions depends on the severity but can range from 2 to 4 treatments to achieve clearance. In many cases the visible signs of improvement can be immediate. Rosacea may reoccur over time, maintenance of single treatments only is required when the first signs of redness appear.
Recommended Synergistic Approach
Pre- Treatment: One of the main causes of rosacea is a thin epidermis. To prepare for a GentleMax Pro Laser treatment; skin care with retinoid (vitamin A) and chemical peels are recommended. This is to ensure the maximum results after the treatment.
Post-Treatment: Our therapist will advise on a lifestyle plan after a comprehensive consultation. The plan will be suggestions to reduce the environmental and external factors that trigger rosacea.
GentleMax Pro – Rosacea Management Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt?
Most people find this treatment extremely comfortable and there is really no pain. The laser is used to heat the area of the rosacea and a infrared thermometer is used to carefully monitor the temperature of the skin. Overall it is a very comfortable treatment.
Is it a safe treatment?
Eden Smoother Skin use FDA approved device called GentleMax Pro, this is the latest generation laser. This is 100% safe and many thousands of treatments have been performed over the years. Syneron Candela have perfected this technology to treat rosacea.
What is the downtime or recovery after a treatment?
There is no real downtime after a treatment. There is a bit of redness and heat on the face after the treatment. This will ease within a few hours. The laser is not disrupting the integrity of the skin therefore there isn’t any skin heating. The laser heats the hemoglobin and the stimulated circulatory system clears the affected area. There isn’t any noticeable sign of healing as the healing is under the skin.
How much does rosacea management cost?
The cost of your rosacea treatment will depend on many factors but start from $70. To get a guide on price, please see the cost for cellulite reduction Sydney, alternatively you can book a free rosacea management consultation to get personalised treatment information for your skin type and cellulite class.