Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin, which most often affects the face and worsens over time.
Rosacea negatively affects the quality of life and self-confidence of those who face it both as a result of the unsightly form of manifestation and the episodes of exacerbation.
The main symptoms of rosacea are redness and visible blood vessels, accompanied in some cases by small, red bumps, full of pus. Among the options for alleviating these symptoms were laser treatments and light therapies, which help to remove visible blood vessels from the face, rosette and visibly improve the texture of the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, these procedures reduce the symptoms of rosacea by 50 to 75% after one to three treatments, with results lasting up to 2 years.
PDL V-Beam, the best-selling dye type laser in the world and at the same time the highest standard of vascular lasers, is according to Dr. Laurențiu Vlădău, dermatologist, one of the most successful ways to keep this condition under control.
PDL V-Beam vascular laser
PDL V-Beam performs better than any other laser or IPL system in the treatment of vascular and pigmented skin lesions, with less discomfort for the patient and in fewer sessions. The device has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of other lesions, including telangiectasias, vesicles, angioids, acne scars, etc. and is also an excellent pre-treatment option to improve the results of fractionated CO2 treatments.
“PDL V-Beam works by applying an intense light beam in the treated areas of the skin, which is absorbed either by hemoglobin in the blood vessels in the skin or by melanin in the pigmented areas, depending on the condition being treated. The heat accumulated by the small blood vessels leads to their destruction and eventual disappearance. At the macroscopic level, this has the effect of immediately reducing the redness, the color of the veins, the pigmentation, the improvement of the texture of the skin and the enlarged pores. The discomfort is minimal for the patient, most of them reporting the warming of the treated area and a sensation similar to a minor sunburn, ”explains Dr. Laurențiu Vlădău, dermatologist at Hebra Dermatology Clinic.
Factors such as age, color and type of lesions, as well as location on the body, all determine the success of the treatment.
Risks and adverse effects
The procedure does not entail risks for the patient and brings minimal discomfort, no anesthesia required. “In addition, the treated skin is further protected by the dynamic cooling method of the Candela, DCD, which provides a cooling mist on the skin before the laser pulse is emitted. This cooling mist increases the comfort during the treatment, and protects the skin at the same time, to minimize side effects such as redness, ”explains Dr. Laurențiu Vlădău.
Some patients experience redness immediately after treatment, but it usually disappears after a few hours. Occasionally, a purple reaction, like a bruise, may disappear, which disappears in 3-5 days altogether.
The permanence of the results obtained depends on many factors, such as the condition or the lifestyle of the patient.