Rosacea, sundamage, and environmental toxins can cause unpleasant facial redness. Redness may be simply due to an hereditary tendency. Whatever the cause chances are excellent that an effective treatment exists. Whether broken red capillaries are few in number or many, Lumenis One Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is very effective. Larger red and blue veins sometimes form on the cheeks following surgeries such as face lifting. Sometimes veins form on the nose spontaneously. These are also well treated with IPL. For more numerous veins or diffuse redness IPL has been shown to be dramatic. Other signs of sundamage such as roughness, sallowness and brown spots may accompany redness of the face, neck and chest caused by sun.
PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) supercharges the IPL treatment and gives better results in fewer treatments. PDT is especially appropriate when precancers may be a risk. With IPL or PDT there is the added benefit of overall rejuvenation of the skin