Diagnostic and complex treatment of rosacea. Laser, Intense Pulse Light and FDT treatment
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of central facial part (nose, cheeks, forehead and chin) with particular features, such as skin redness and blood-vessel dilation – telangiectasies, pink papulae and pustules (”pink pimples”).
Who suffers from this disease?
This is a skin disease of adults. Usually 30 to 50 y.o. people suffer from this disease. Female suffer more frequently than male, however male suffer from more severe form of the disease.
What causes rosacea?
The exact cause of this disease is still unknown. It is believed that several factors determine the disease. The clinical trials carried out over the last years show, that skin rash affect blood vessels and cause skin inflammation. Formerly it was believed that the disease would developed due to a mite, however nowadays this version is subject to doubt.
How this disease develops, what are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?
The disease develops gradually. Intermittent facial flushing is characteristic in the beginning. Later the disease develops into erithemic stage, when flushing does not disappear. Face continuously looks red. In this stage, beside the redness, blood vessels enlargement (dilation) – telangiectasies- are observed. In some people this disease may not further develop, while in others it develops into the papiliopustular stage. Small pink papulae and pustules (which look like small pink pimples) appear in the red skin with dilated blood vessels. If not treated, the disease may progress: nasal sebaceous glands and connective tissue enlarge – skin becomes tuberous, its surface looks like orange peel. Uncommonly this disease may damage eyes.
How is rosacea treated in GK Clinic?
In GK Clinic a complex rosacea treatment is used. The patients are recommended to avoid provocative factors (i.e. sun exposer , stress, alcohol, hot food, hot water and food), local or oral medications (antibiotics) are prescribed. Cosmetic skin care are also selected. All the specified treatment is combined with laser, Intense Pulse and Light , Photodynamic (FTD) therapy and stem cell treatment.
What is unique about this disease treatment at GK Clinic?
Treatment with local or oral medications reduces inflammatory damages, however the redness and telangiectasies condition improves insignificantly. Based on the recent clinical trials , proving that pink pimples are a vascular disease, in our clinic local treatment with medication is combined with laser, Intense Pulse Light and FTD (photodynamic therapy). Laser rapidly and effiectively removes dilated blood-vessels, and Intense Pulse Light and photodynamic therapy – remove diffusion-type facial redness and inflammatory pimples. Special laser is used to reduce enlarged sebaceous glands.
How many procedures must be performed to cure rosacea?
In average 2 to 3 procedures must be performed. Significant improvement of the disease is observed already after the first procedure. Four week intervals are done between the procedures.
How long does the procedure last?
The procedure itself lasts from 10 to 30 minutes. Photodynamic therapy lasts a little longer. Since the GK Clinic is located in the centre of the city, this must be an ideal location for very busy people, who after the procedures can immediately go back to their work.
Is the procedure painful and how does the skin look like after the procedure?
The procedure is not painful, the treatment is very safe. After the procedure there may be a skin redness, which fully disappears within 24 hours.
What should I avoid after the procedure?
It is recommended to avoid direct sun exposure (including solariums) some weeks before and after the procedure. After the procedure during sunny period sun protection cream must be applied on the skin.