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Laser rosacea therapy is a way to treat a rosacea complexion. One of the most common and effective treatments is the pulsed dye laser (PDL), which targets visible blood vessels and can reduce redness and flushing by destroying the lining of the inflamed blood vessels.
Laser rosacea therapy is most effective for people with light, untanned skin. The treatment is not recommended for people with a tan or who are naturally dark skinned. People who scar easily, have a blood-clotting disorder, are pregnant or have insulin-dependent diabetes also should avoid laser treatment.
Your doctor will use a hand-held laser to target specific problem areas. Typically, laser therapy requires a series of treatments to see results. Depending on your condition, you may need two to eight treatments, and they will be spaced a few weeks apart.
You may experience some redness and swelling immediately following a treatment, and your skin may be tender. In some people, bruising, discoloration and scarring can occur.
Although it is not a cure, the effects of laser rosacea therapy can last for months or, in some cases, years. Your doctor at U.S. Dermatology Partners can advise you on how this treatment may be beneficial for you.
*Results may vary by individual