Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne. The most common inciting factors appear to be: sun exposure, emotional stress, extreme weather exposure and alcohol.
The two primary modalities of Rosacea treatment are topical and oral antibiotic agents. However, laser therapy has been found to be quite effective as well. Lasers use light to penetrate the epidermis and target the capillaries in the dermal layer of the skin. Using laser energy to precisely eliminate the discoloration caused by small blood vessels in the upper layers of your skin surface, broken capillaries and other visible vascular structures will be gently eliminated. Unwanted vessels will be preferentially heated by the laser energy and become less noticeable. Your skin tone and color will also be restored.
There should be little to no discomfort following treatment. Your skin will be pink temporarily, but it will resolve over time.