Laser for Redness, Rosacea & Veins

See Dr. Irwin's short video on lasers to treat redness, rosacea, flushing and facial veins

Dr. Irwin’s short video on lasers to treat redness, rosacea, flushing and facial veins, including pulse dye lasers (PDL) and IPL photofacial devices.  Learn the differences between various types of lasers, downtime, treatments required, and how to treat other imperfections at the same time.

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Video Transcription 

Dr. Brandith Irwin:
Welcome to I’m Dr. Brandith Irwin. This segment is going to talk about Rosacea, flushing, facial veins, and what you can do about that as far as lasers go. Expert dermatologists agree that Pulse Dye Lasers are probably the gold standard for facial veins. However, intense pulse light can sometimes also be referred to as photo rejuvenation or photo facials. Those are done with a powerful enough IPL by someone who is very experienced with those machines. The pulse results that can be achieved are very similar to pulse dye lasers.

So it’s a little bit difficult for most consumers to sort out which of these lasers to use for their facial veins. It’s like anything else. It’s not just the technology, it’s the technology but it’s also the person operating the technology that’s important. Remember that when you’re thinking about that. And having said that, those are your two basic choices for this problem. And remember that they almost always need to be done in a series. And we tell our patients generally three to five treatments to get our patients back to their baseline and maintenance treatments are needed usually one a year, usually two if someone is flushing a lot.

So excellent results are achievable, down time is minimal to none. Sometimes there is a tiny bit of bruising or redness that might remain for a few days after the treatment. Generally bruising is not a big problem as long as you remember not to take the Advil or Aleve within a week of treatment. If you do that, then you will be unlikely to bruise. So and usually most of our patients and myself included we do our photo rejuvenation with the IPL. We get great results, we put our makeup on and we go right back to our normal activities. So if you’re a television anchor you might need to wait a little bit longer to be camera ready, but the results are achievable with very little swelling and very little downtime.

So please see our site. We have in our resource section a guide to IPLs or lasers for this- for redness, facial veins and rosacea. And I hope you enjoy our site.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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