Newport Aesthetics offers a solution for rosacea!

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IPL is used to treat rosacea at Newport Aesthetics

Intense pulsed light treatments (IPL) can help reduce the redness, dilated blood vessels, and acne-like breakouts associated with rosacea. It does this by emitting high-intensity, non-laser pulses of light that penetrate the skin to very specific computer-controlled depths, but without damaging the top layer of skin.

IPL uses a wide spectrum of light. Different wavelengths of light are used to target different tissues in the skin. For example, wavelengths that can be absorbed by the reddish color of hemoglobin in blood vessels are used to remove the dilated “spider” veins associated with rosacea.

IPL does not work on all skin types. People with darker skin tones or who have spent a lot of time out in the sun may not be good candidates for this treatment. Be sure to ask our board-certified physician (M.D.) about all the risks and benefits of IPL—and about all other treatment options—before you select a strategy for treating your rosacea.

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Rosacea Treatment at Newport Aesthetics


Your skin will be gently cleansed before treatment, and a topical anesthesia may be applied to make you more comfortable. You’ll be given goggles to protect your eyes, and a lotion (LUX LOTION) will then be applied onto the area of your skin targeted for treatment.

The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes. During the procedure, a cool glass-like smooth applicator which delivers light will carefully move across your skin. Some people describe the sensation of the pulsing light similar to the tiny “snapping” of a rubber band.

You can expect to see some results after a week or two. For optimal, long-lasting results, however, you’ll most likely need a short series of treatments—three to six, spaced a month or so apart. Effects can last for 12 months or longer.


IPL does not damage the top layer of skin – it is known as a non-ablative procedure. As a result, side effects are minimal. You may experience some mild redness and swelling for 24 to 48 hours, but bruising and other side effects are rare. As a result, you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment, if you wish. You won’t need to take any time off for “recovery.”

Am I a good candidate for treatments?

IPL for rosacea treatments can be performed on most skin types. Contact us at Newport Aesthetics to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment. We also have a special tool to measure your pigmentation to help us make the best decision for you.

What kinds of results can I expect?

Most people can expect to see a decrease in the appearance facial vessel imperfections along with a more even skin tone (this is a bonus).

How long does it take?

Plan to spend about 45 minutes per session.

Does it hurt?

Most people feel minimal discomfort during IPL treatments – it feels like a light rubber band snap each time the IPL is activated. Rarely is numbing cream used but you always have that option – at no charge!

How many treatments will I need?

Most people will see some improvement immediately. To achieve the best results, three or more treatments (usually 4-6) may be needed depending on the severity of the initial rosacea presentation. Once stable, annual maintenance treatments for one time only should suffice.

How quickly will I recover?

Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

How does it work?

Our rosacea treatments use an optimized light device (IPL) to target and clear the blood vessels under the surface of the skin that are responsible for the rosacea. This light energy is absorbed specifically by blood vessels, which shrink and collapse, reducing your rosacea.

What types of symptoms can be treated?

IPL rosacea treatment can be used to reduce redness, spider veins, and acne-like breakouts that generally occur.

What kinds of results can I expect?

You can expect to see a decrease in the visible symptoms associated with rosacea after the very first treatment; however, several treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the best results and for maintenance. A customized plan with be created for you depending on the severity of your condition.

I worry it will hurt!

Most people feel minimal discomfort during IPL treatment for rosacea. Our clinicians will discuss pain management options with you. Most patients do not require and numbing prior to treatment but we always have this option available to you – at no charge!

You can always take an Advil or Aleve before treatment too.

How many treatments will I need?

You normally will see some improvement immediately. Most patients require three 4-6 treatments to achieve the best results with the first presentation. Maintenance is key too and should be done once a year afterwards.

How quickly will I recover?

Most people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

What is IPL again?

IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. This is a non-laser, non-invasive treatment that uses LIGHT therapy. IPL treats photo-aged skin, removes age spots (brown spots = sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments (moles), and redness caused by broken capillaries, rosacea and more! IPL helps restore a more youthful appearance, leaving skin lighter, brighter and even tighter without any downtime.

How does IPL work?

IPL utilizes a non-laser medical device that delivers a series of gentle pulses of visible light onto the surface of your skin. In a series of treatments, pulses of visible light target the surface of your skin to effectively eliminate redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, sun damage, large pores, fine lines, and rosacea and melasma conditions. Upon assessing the degree of skin damage, specific settings are selected by our clinician to customize your IPL treatment for optimal results. Some patients opt for chemical peels or microdermabrasion treatments in conjunction with IPL treatments to enhance results. Ask your clinician!

What areas can IPL treat?

Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for IPL treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to IPL treatment as well.

What happens during an IPL treatment?

Upon determining an IPL treatment plan appropriate for your skin condition(s) being treated, we will provide you with protective eyewear and apply a coupling lotion (Lux Lotion) to the areas to be treated. During treatment, your clinician gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the IPL handpiece to the skin, which feels cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered to the skin surface you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation – like a light snap of a rubber band.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

On average, 4 to 6 IPL treatments are recommended, scheduled at 3-4 week intervals. Each IPL session usually lasts about 15-45 minutes (depending on how much area needs to be treated), with everyone returning to normal activity immediately afterwards. Make sure you use sunscreen – apply before leaving our office!

What happens after an IPL treatment?

Immediately following an IPL treatment, you may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin which typically subsides within a couple of hours. Signs of sun damage and age spots temporarily darken but over the course of the next 1-3 weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off and your complexion will clear up nicely!

When will I see results?

Many patients see significant improvement within 2-3 weeks of an IPL treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. IPL provides gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results. You will notice a reduction in redness, flushing and dilated capillaries and your skin will look healthier as sun damage, fine lines, pore size, freckling and irregular pigmentation is minimized. Results from a full series of IPL treatments usually last for a year or more.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

Follow our aftercare recommendations. We offer a physician-prescribed topical treatment (skin lightening agent) to protect your investment. Don’t forget to use it to ensure longer-lasting results.

Over time new spots may appear if there is sufficient sun exposure; these too can be removed with additional IPL treatments. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness.

Are patients satisfied with their IPL results?

IPL treatments are recognized for a high measure of patient satisfaction. Our patients are very pleased with treatment results because the process treats the full face, neck, chest or hands, rather than addressing a single isolated area or imperfection.

Before Treatment

  • No Accutane use for 6 months prior to treatment.
  • Do not tan the areas being treated for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not use self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Stop all Retin-A, Retinol, Renova, glycolics, bleaching creams, and exfoliants 3-4 days prior to treatment.
  • The treatment area must be free of any open sores, lesions or skin infections.
  • For treatment of pigmented skin lesions, you should consult a specialist if there is a family or personal history of skin cancer or if you have these concerns.
  • Shave any hair present in the area to be treated. Men should shave the beard area twice in succession in order to ensure as close a shave as possible.
  • Gently wash the area to be treated, removing makeup, lotion, etc. Do not apply any creams, lotions or other products to the area except a topical anesthetic (if being used).
  • If you have elected to use a topical anesthetic, do so only after reviewing all cautions associated with its use. Apply and use as directed prior to arrival.
  • You cannot be pregnant or breast feeding to receive treatment.
  • If you have a history of oral herpes, you must pre-treat with an anti-viral three days before your scheduled visit.

After Treatment

  • You will have a mild sunburn sensation following treatment that is usually gone within a few hours.
  • Skin redness, flaking, mild bruising and/or slight edema (swelling) is normal and may last a few days.
  • Blistering is uncommon and when it occurs it is generally not serious.
  • Pigmented areas may begin to flake after a few days.
  • Cold compresses (not ice) and recommended skin care products may be useful to reduce swelling or discomfort. You may takeover-the-counter pain or anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Hydrocortisone(steroid) cream may decrease any itching or skin irritation.
  • Antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin) may be used if skin is broken, to prevent infection.
  • Your skin will be fragile for 2-3 days. Use gentle cleansers, but do not rub the skin vigorously and avoid hot water during this time. Skin moisturizers may be used immediately and makeup can be applied if the skin is not broken.
  • It is important to avoid sun exposure and tanning creams between treatments. Use SPF 30 or greater on the treatment area at all times.
  • The treatment area may be left open and uncovered.
  • Do not scrub or exfoliate the area.
  • Do not use any products on the treated area without first consulting Newport Aesthetics.
  • Avoid soaking for 24-48 hours. No hot tubs, whirlpools or baths, but showers are okay.
  • Avoid excessive sweating for 24 to 48 hours. No saunas or vigorous working out.
  • Avoid irritants, such Retin-A, Retinol, Renova, glycolics, bleaching creams, and exfoliants for one week.
  • Treated area(s) will usually darken after treatments. Crusting of the skin can form. This crusting usually resolves in 1 to 3 weeks. Please allow your skin to naturally flake off for best results.
  • In the rare case that you experience any blistering or scabbing, please call us as soon as possible.
  • Contact us if you experience persistent or unusual redness, swelling or drainage, as antibiotics may be necessary.
  • Do not apply makeup until redness has subsided.
  • Avoid microdermabrasion and chemical peels one week after your treatment.

Follow Up

  • Follow up treatments should be scheduled every 3-4 weeks.
  • Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best results.
  • Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and/or topical skin lighting agents (discuss with our physician, clinicians or licensed esthetician) should be done in between your IPL treatments to enhance results.

Our Promise

As always, all our treatments are 100% FDA-approved so you know you’re only getting tried-and-tested, proven solutions. Ask for more details from our clinicians.

  • Rosacea at Newport Aesthetics
  • Rosacea at Newport Aesthetics
  • Rosacea at Newport Aesthetics
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