Rosacea Treatment in Toronto

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Rosacea Treatment in Toronto
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Rosacea is a skin condition that mainly affects the face. It’s characterized by reddening and flushing of the skin which may be accompanied by inflammation (papulopustular) on the affected areas. Although rosacea may appear and disappear, the reddening and inflammation tend to get intense with time. This is why it’s important to get immediate treatment before the condition worsens.
The characteristics of Rosacea affect our esthetics and that’s why at Lumiskins dermatological clinic, we provide you with the best Rosacea treatment procedures in Toronto.

Causes of Rosacea

The exact cause of Rosacea remains unknown. However, various factors play a role in its development. These factors include:

  • Genetics – Rosacea usually runs in the family. If a member or members of your family are affected by rosacea, there’s a high chance that you’ll be affected as well.
  • Blood vessel damage – The reddish characteristic of Rosacea is associated with problems with blood vessels. They increase in size which makes blood flow closer to the skin’s surface causing redness.
  • Microbial Organisms – A microbial organism, referred to as Demodex, normally inhabit the human hair follicles. When one is affected by rosacea, these microorganisms move and inhabit the affected areas which trigger an immune response of helper T-cells. This leads to inflammation.
  • Another microbial organism that is believed to be associated with Rosacea is Helicobacter pylori which. It increases the amount of gastric acid which might lead to skin flushing.
  • Climate exposure – Exposure to severe climates, such as solar radiation, destroys the cutaneous blood vessels and connective tissue. This is why Rosacea tends to affect the face and flares up during sunny weather.
  • Sex – women have a higher chance of getting affected by rosacea than men.
  • Acne – If you have ever suffered severe acne, you’re more predisposed to suffering from Rosacea.

Methods of Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is not only an esthetically unsuitable condition but a painful and uncomfortable one if left untreated for long. At Lumiskins, we provide you with advanced treatment options that keep your condition in check. Our treatment methods include:

  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy

IPL utilizes multichromatic light to breakdown damaged tissue which induces rejuvenation. In Rosacea treatment, IPL targets hemoglobin, blood vessels, connective tissue, and other damaged tissue. It breaks down the damaged tissue which is then eliminated by the lymphatic system. The targeted tissue revitalizes reducing the appearance of Rosacea.

  • Laser treatment

Laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure for Rosacea treatment. It utilizes specific wavelengths of light to breakdown damaged tissue which stimulates rejuvenation. In Rosacea, it’s used to induce the healing of connective tissue by stimulating the production of collagen. This restores the epidermal barrier. It also leads to the reduction in the size of the dilated blood vessels with minor to null damage to the nearby tissue. This reduces the appearance of Rosacea, including the reddish and bumpy features.

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Our Treatment Procedure

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1. Pre-Treatment

On the day of your set appointment with our dermatologists, a thorough examination is conducted to understand the severity of your Rosacea. This helps our specialists to come up with treatment options which are then laid out for you.

2. Treatment

One session of Rosacea laser/IPL therapy takes about one hour. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require four to eight Rosacea treatment sessions in a period of twelve to fifteen weeks to attain optimal results. The treatments are performed under a topical anesthetic cream to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment sessions.

3. Post-treatment

After the treatment sessions, one may experience pink flushes on the treated areas which fade away after a few hours. The treatment areas may also appear darker but the skin returns to normal after a couple of days.

After each treatment session, one should avoid exposure to sunlight and keep the treated areas moisturized.

We provide our clients with a post-treatment guide to maintain the acquired results and decrease the chances of rosacea occurring. For example, we point out the trigger factors and encourage our patients to avoid them if possible.

4. Maintenance Program

Rosacea is a chronic condition that has no cure. It necessitates follow-up or maintenance treatments to ensure that it doesn’t recur. The maintenance program entails one Rosacea treatment session every two to four months.

Benefits of rosacea treatment

  • Increases the production of collagen for healthier and stronger skin
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • The Rosacea treatments also clear up scars
  • Improves overall esthetics including skin tone and texture
  • Reduces the visibility of blood vessels
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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of Rosacea treatment depends on the number of treatment sessions that you have. Therefore, the best way to find out how much your Rosacea treatment will cost is to book a complimentary appointment with one of our specialist.

Just like any other treatment procedures, Rosacea treatment has certain side effects. However, since the treatment options are noninvasive, there is minimal risk of experiencing any side effects. However, one may experience pink flushes, darkening, or reddening of the treated areas which disappear after a while.

Rosacea is a lifelong condition. However, if you undergo our treatment program and maintenance treatments, you reduce the chances of Rosacea recurring.

This means that the longevity of the results acquired after completing your treatment program depends on the maintenance taken to retain them. This includes the follow-up treatments, avoiding Rosacea triggers, and following all the tips given by our specialists.

No, Rosacea has no cure since its cause is not known. This doesn’t mean that it cannot be managed. The Rosacea treatment procedures that we provide at Lumiskins help reduce its appearance by rejuvenating the tissue on the affected areas. With follow up treatments, you minimize the chances of its occurrence.

A single rosacea treatment session takes less than an hour depending on the area being targeted and the severity of your condition.

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