Pre-rosacea. Rosacea may begin as a simple tendency to flush or blush easily, then progress to a persistent redness in the central portion of your face, particularly your nose. This redness results from the dilation of blood vessels close to your skin's surface. This phase may sometimes be referred to as pre-rosacea.
Vascular rosacea. As signs and symptoms worsen, vascular rosacea may develop — small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks swell and become visible (telangiectasia). Your skin may become overly sensitive. Vascular rosacea may also be accompanied by oily skin and dandruff.
Inflammatory rosacea. Small, red bumps or pustules may appear and persist, spreading across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. This is sometimes known as inflammatory rosacea.
Left untreated, rosacea tends to be progressive, which means it will get worse over time. However, in most people rosacea is cyclic. This means your rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then lessen for a while before flaring up again.
Though rosacea doesn't have a cure, laser treatments can control and reduce the signs and symptoms. If you experience persistent redness of your face please come in for a free consultation
Prolonged sun exposure along with aging changes your skin resulting in age spots, wrinkles, broken blood vessels and an uneven complexion. The Harmony® AFT laser is a non-invasive treatment that diminishes sun/age spots, reduces pore size, acne/acne scars, wrinkles and rebuilds collagen. It is also used to treat the dark circles under our eyes that make us appear old and tired.
The Harmony® AFT™ (Advanced Fluorescence Technology) laser uses pulsed light in a series of gentle pulses over the treated area. Without damaging the top layer of skin the light penetrates the sub-surface layers and is absorbed by the blood vessels or the pigmentation. The heat impairs the blood vessel or lesions, and the body begins its natural healing process.
Many patients have seen 70% to 90% improvement in smoother, more even toned skin within the first treatment.