(BPT) - The red facial flushing and blushing of rosacea are the hallmarks of this chronic skin condition that can cause much distress and self-consciousness if not treated. Over 16 million Americans suffer from the signs and symptoms of rosacea, according to the National Rosacea Society (NRS), and millions more may be in temporary remission.
If you are living with this all-too-common skin condition, you know that it can affect more than just your appearance. Dealing with pimples and flare ups, spider veins on your face and legs, and a blotchy complexion can really affect your confidence, especially when video conferencing and zoom meetings are the new norm.
Fortunately, new advanced laser and light-based treatments from Cutera® Inc. can help reduce redness, undesirable veins and an array of other skin conditions so you can stop covering up and start putting your best face forward.
According to dermatologist Vivian Bucay at Bucay Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics in San Antonio, Texas, “The state-of-the-art treatment in our practices is Cutera’s excel V+ that safely targets the blood vessels that are a hallmark of rosacea and spider veins. We are able to destroy these vessels while leaving the surrounding skin intact in as little as a single treatment session. In the past, laser therapy was considered risky for some people with darker skin types and chronic rosacea flares, but the excel V+ laser is safe and effective for all skin types, including dark, light or tanned skin, and we can safely treat patients year-round.”
The excel V and V+ lasers have quickly become the dermatologist’s treatment of choice for redness. "The excel V laser has revolutionized the treatment of rosacea. The laser not only treats the effects of rosacea caused by allergens toward foods and the environment, but also treats the skin's response to these reactors; creating a harmonious well-being within the skin's structure,” says New York City Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, Anetta Reszko, M.D., Ph.D. “Not only is the excel V laser far superior in its ability to limit redness and close facial blood vessels, but it also works well to significantly decrease inflammation of the skin and reduce the skin’s reactivity to environmental triggers. It is also an outstanding option for broken capillaries that may be resistant to other options. It is a true game changer for the treatment of rosacea," she says.
Depending on the skin condition, treatment location and color of the areas to be treated, your healthcare provider will determine if laser therapy is right for you. A Cutera excel V+ treatment takes about 10-15 minutes and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve optimal results. "Most people say the treatment feels like a mild stinging sensation, but the built-in cooling mechanism helps to control any discomfort. Recovery is minimal, but there can be some redness, swelling, or bruising that lasts for 24-48 hours, with visible improvements noticeable in two to four weeks and final results in two months,” says Dr. Bucay.
The excel V and V+ laser treatment by Cutera is an excellent choice to help control and treat the symptoms of rosacea, redness and spider veins for both face and body.
Schedule a consultation with an excel V or excel V+ laser provider near you today at https://cutera.com/patients/find-a-provider.