Newport Aesthetics offers a solution for rosacea!
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HOW DOES IT WORK ON ROSACEA?
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 your physician about all the risks and benefits of IPL—and about all other treatment options—before you select a strategy for treating your rosacea.
Rosacea Treatment at Newport Aesthetics
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
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 cool gel will then be spread onto the area of your skin targeted for treatment. The treatment itself takes about 45 minutes. During the procedure, a smooth applicator which delivers light will carefully move across your skin. Some people describe the sensation of the pulsing light as 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—four to six, spaced a month or so apart. Effects can last for 12 months or longer.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
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.”
What is Rosacea?
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- 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.
- 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 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.
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.