Picture the way your face flushes when you’re embarrassed. Now imagine that all day, every day for months on end! That’s basically what it feels like to have rosacea – a condition where blushing is constant and never really goes away completely.
While most people would envy this look of a natural sun-kissed blush, for those of us who suffer from this condition, the uncontrollable redness in the skin can leave us feeling self-conscious on a daily basis. Depending on the type of rosacea you have, it may even cause bigger problems like discomfort, irritation, and pain. As a solution, many have settled for practical tips like covering it up with make-up, avoiding certain food, or limiting their trips to the beach. And while these do help, they’re not always easy to sustain (especially the food bit)! If you’re scrolling through this article painfully nodding at everything we just said, then you’re in luck cause we’re here to help.
Here at Lovoir Skin Body & Beauty, we offer an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment to help significantly reduce signs of facial redness. The best part is, it guarantees long-term results, making it a better course of action versus using topical skin care products. All biases aside, you can trust us when we say that it really works! Keep reading, and you’ll see what we mean.
Rosacea: Quick Facts
We’re firm believers of embracing your skin from the inside out, and that includes understanding any skin condition you may have. Not only will it give you a better perspective – and hopefully a positive kind of acceptance! – of what you’re dealing with, but you’ll also find the confidence to make better lifestyle choices and seek the right treatments. So before we get to the good stuff, allow us to give you a quick rundown of everything you need to know about rosacea!
What causes rosacea?
Rosacea is so much more than just rosy skin. It actually has little to do with skin tone issues, and much more with a deeper immunity condition. While most of us know rosacea as an inflammatory skin reaction caused by external triggers like the sun and certain food, these are just physical manifestations of an underlying problem.
In recent years, experts have uncovered the link between rosacea and a faulty immune system in our body. People with rosacea were found to have unusually high levels of cathelicidin. To explain the science simply – cathelicidin is a naturally occurring molecule in our skin that helps against bacteria, viruses, and even cancer cells. While an abundance of it may sound beneficial for us, it actually causes an abnormal inflammatory response in our body. Thus, the appearance of redness when exposed to certain factors.
If that was too much for you to comprehend, that’s okay! All you really need to remember is this: If you have rosacea, then your innate immune system reacts differently. In that case, these are the things you should stay away from – or at least TRY to, since they’re truthfully hard to avoid!
- Sun exposure
- Hot environments like a sauna, sports, and exercise
- Hot liquids like coffee, tea, and soup
- Alcohol like wine, beer, and hard liquor
- Spicy food
Is rosacea a permanent condition?
The good news: Rosacea symptoms are not permanent in a sense that flare-ups can come and go. As long as you avoid the above-mentioned factors and regularly incorporate handy tips for rosacea into your skincare routine, then the condition is completely manageable. Now, the not-so-good news: Since you’re genetically predisposed to the condition, then there will always be a chance for flare-ups to occur.
All that said, while it is technically a ‘permanent’ condition, it does not need to bother you forever. This is where the right products and treatments make a big difference! Much like IPL treatments.
What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
IPL treatments are a great way to manage rosacea for the long haul. At Lovoir Skin Body & Beauty, we call this miracle solution IPL Skin Rejuvenation.
It is a non-invasive treatment used to combat a range of skin conditions like IPL skin rejuvenation for acne scars, hair growth, and wrinkles. Here’s how it works in a nutshell: Light waves are pulsed through the skin using a handheld device. It is a fairly seamless process on the outside, but the inside is where the magic happens. The light energy is converted into heat, which ultimately breaks down damaged tissues and pigmented cells. Even more impressive is its added ability to reduce hair growth or constrict blood vessels, depending on what condition you’re treating.
Unlike laser treatments that use specific and targeted light, the broad spectrum and multiple wavelengths of light used in IPL treatments make it a popular choice for many people looking to improve their skin tone, skin texture, and overall skin health. If you’re interested in all the nitty gritty details, you can read our complete guide on IPL Skin Rejuvenation. But for this article, we’ll be focusing on IPL Skin Rejuvenation for rosacea.
- IPL Skin Rejuvenation for Broken Capillaries
- IPL Skin Rejuvenation for Acne Scars
- IPL Skin Rejuvenation for Wrinkles
Is IPL Treatment Good for Rosacea?
Absolutely! If it wasn’t already obvious by now, we love recommending IPL Skin Rejuvenation for our customers dealing with rosacea. The safe yet powerful bursts of light from IPL technology constrict and destroy our broken blood vessels, and consequently diminish the appearance of red, flushed skin. With the right settings in place, the treatment will target our problematic areas without damaging the surrounding tissue. The results? An overall fresh, more evened out skin tone!
How Many Sessions of IPL Do You Need for Rosacea?
Ideally, you will start noticing improvement just a few days after your first IPL session. Depending on your condition, we recommend between four to six sessions to achieve the best results. Although downtime is minimal, we usually give customers a one-month break in between sessions. Again, this will vary per person.
Keep in mind: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, which means your symptoms will not disappear forever. While the treated blood vessels will not resurface, new ones can still form. The good news is, overall improvement is significant! You can go years with less redness, flushing, and discolouration. And if you do experience new symptoms – which isn’t always the case – you can easily come back for another session whenever you need to.
All in all, IPL Skin Rejuvenation is a great solution for long-term management of rosacea. But just like any skin condition, a big part of the success goes back to you and your skin care habits. Make sure to continue taking care of your skin to keep your condition at bay! If you’re interested in getting this treatment with us, here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect on the big day!
What Should I Expect From An IPL Treatment?
First thing’s first – we want to assure you that only professionals will touch your skin! Our team is composed of certified skin therapists who are trained on the entire IPL process.
The IPL Process
- The treatment starts with our skin therapist applying a cooling gel on your face. While the procedure is relatively painless, some people do experience a level of discomfort akin to a rubber band snapping on your skin. The gel will help ease these possible sensations.
- Afterwards, our skin therapist will proceed to applying the handheld device over your problematic areas. This is repeated as many times as needed, depending on the severity of your rosacea.
- We end the treatment by applying a soothing lotion and spf on your face. This will keep your skin calm and comfortable post-treatment.
- And that’s it! The entire IPL session should take no longer than 30 minutes.
IPL Treatment Side Effects
You may experience these side effects right after the treatment, but don’t worry, they’re completely normal! They will eventually subside over the course of the day. For those with sensitive skin, it may last a few days longer. Whatever the case may be, keep calm and carry on!
- Slight soreness
- Mild peeling and swelling
Unlike most advanced skin treatments, IPL Skin Rejuvenation requires very minimal downtime afterwards. But just the same, it pays to be gentle with your skin for you to recover in the best way possible. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll have nothing to worry about!
- Obedience is key! Follow the IPL Skin Rejuvenation Aftercare instructions IPL provided by our skin therapist.
- SPF protection! Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Everyone should do this daily to prevent sun damage, and in your case, rosacea flare-ups.
- Moisturise! Continue to soothe and hydrate your skin by applying a nourishing moisturiser with anti-inflammatory ingredients.
- Take a break from exfoliation! To prevent any potential irritation, avoid using harsh exfoliants for at least 5 days.
Book your IPL Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Now that you’re familiar with this game-changing treatment, you’re one step closer to keeping your rosacea at bay!
If you’re ready to take the leap, you can book an IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment here. If you have any more questions and would like to learn more, you can also book a consultation with us and we’d help you out!