Rosacea is a skin condition that impacts millions of Americans today. It is most often recognized by the distinct red patches and small clusters of pimples in the middle part of the face. Rosacea is typically most obvious on the cheeks, but it can show up in other parts of the face as well.
The reason that rosacea develops is not always certain, but there are several leading theories. It is thought that it could be a vascular disorder. Microscopic mites that live on the skin, Demodex folliculorum, may also be a potential reason for the development of rosacea. Regardless of the reason that it exists, rosacea can be treated effectively today.
Rosacea treatment can take several different paths today, but one of the most effective treatments currently available is non-invasive laser treatment. The Genesis V laser is used to gently reduce and manage rosacea by introducing heat to the dilated capillaries, which lessens the redness seen on the skin.
Rosacea treatment with the Genesis V laser is completely non-invasive and pain-free. No topical anesthetics or gels are required for the treatment. The laser is focused on the problem areas, a process which normally takes only around half an hour. Patients may feel a gentle warming sensation, but will not be in any pain. Many patients say that the Genesis V treatment feels soothing and healing, in fact.
This will vary from one person to another. Most patients need several treatment sessions with the Genesis V laser to get the best possible results. The treatment provider will create a customized plan for treatment based on the degree of the rosacea, the size of the area to be treated, and the patient's skincare concerns.
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