Are you one of the many people who struggle with rosacea? If you’ve struggled with the redness, bumps, and sensitivity for years, you might be feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. Even when countless products and treatments haven’t worked, red light therapy could be the next step for you.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects many people, causing redness and inflammation on the face, typically on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Although the exact cause of rosacea is still unknown, it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
It can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with, but there are treatments available to help manage the symptoms. One promising option is red light therapy.
Rosacea and Red Light Therapy — Is it Really a Solution?
Red light therapy is a type of phototherapy. It involves the use of low-level red light to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. It works by penetrating your skin and promoting the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for healthy skin. This can help reduce inflammation and redness, while also improving skin texture and tone.
For most patients, the most critical benefit of this therapy is that it can improve the redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. It also helps improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. In addition, red light therapy can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which are common signs of aging.
One of the main benefits of this treatment is that it’s non-invasive and requires little to no downtime. The treatment’s painless and typically takes less than 30 minutes. It’s also safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Unlike some other treatments for rosacea, such as laser therapy or chemical peels, red light therapy doesn’t damage your skin.
How Often Do I Need Treatments?
You typically need treatments done once or twice a week for several weeks, depending on the severity of your rosacea. Over time, you might start to see a reduction in redness, inflammation, and other symptoms.
While red light therapy isn’t a cure, it can be an effective way to manage the skin thickening and visible blood vessels in your skin. Generally, it also improves the overall health of the skin.
However, results can vary from person to person, and it might take several sessions before you notice any significant improvement. Don’t be discouraged — treating stubborn skin conditions you’ve had for years will naturally take some time.
Want to give yourself the best fighting chance in reducing the appearance of rosacea? Be gentle with your skin. Don’t tug or pull at your face harshly, use sunscreen every day, and find topical creams with soothing ingredients like green tea.
If you’re ready for a practical, non-invasive solution to rosacea, book a session with us today