Centreville, VA patients suffering from rosacea or redness are often at a loss for how to treat their symptoms. Advancements in laser technology now allow patients to have their skin treated easily, safely, and effectively. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer a variety of treatments for patients suffering from conditions such as rosacea such as the Candela pulsed dye laser for skin treatment of vascular or pigmented conditions of the skin.
The difference in a pulsed dye laser
Lasers use light or heat energy to treat targeted areas of the body. Pulsed dye lasers use a dye that generates different colors of laser beams. The energy then passes through the layers of the skin so it can be absorbed by oxyhemoglobin in the blood. The surrounding tissue is not damaged.
In use since the 1980’s to treat port wine birthmarks in young children, this laser has advanced. The Candela VBeam is now used to treat the following skin conditions:
Laser treatments are successful, safe ways to treat various skin issues. With the Candela VBeam, anesthetics are not necessary but may be used. The laser itself has a cooling method, DCD, to maintain patient comfort. DCD cools the skin before each laser pulse is emitted. The cooling sensation keeps the patient comfortable but also helps to protect against side effects such as redness.
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon the treatment area. For example, minimizing the appearance of blood vessels may require fewer treatments than treating pigmented skin or acne scars. Although side effects are generally mild and subside quickly, redness or swelling may occur. Bruising is less common but may occur.
If you struggle with rosacea and would like to discuss treatment options with a professional, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.