I would opt for V Beam. Having experience with IPL/ BBL, Nd Yag, 532 KTP, V Beam and 755 Alex, I think that 2 treatments of V Beam will give you a good improvement. V BEAM with different spot settings and power levels can address redness, as well as capillaries.
Rosacea is a chronic condition, namely it will recur. The avoidance of flare factors, the use of good skin care and SPF is equally as important as laser treatment. All patient who undertake laser for rosacea should also be educated about the medical management and appropriate skin care.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
If your redness is mild, you would be well-satisfied with 2 or 3 BBL treatments. The Sciton corporation manufactures this newer pulsed light treatment and there is no downtime with the exceptiion of staying out of sunlight before and after for several days. Sunscreen should certainly be worn all the time and to protect your investment. The light is mildly uncomfortable, even for the most squeamish patient. Cost ranges from $300-$450 per treatment, depending on the area you live in. I strongly suggest going to the Sciton website to view real before and after photos from patients who have done BBL for many years.
IPL uses a group of wavelengths to treat the skin. It will help to even out skin tones by getting rid of pigment, and eliminating many of the small blood vessels which occur with rosacea. There is no downtime, and the treatment can be repeated in about 2-3 weeks if there are any residual vessels.
Thanks for your question and in it, you listed many of the best treatments we have for the redness,
capillaries associated with mild rosacea. All of them work so the most important thing is to find the right
provider that is reputable and knows how to best utilize whichever machine is chosen. It is also very
important that you are on a very good skin care routine for rosacea – this is key to maintaining your skin
during and after the lasers or light is done. I see all too frequently patients coming to me after getting
their rosacea laser or light and on nothing topical (or by mouth) when this is needed to keep the rosacea
Intense pulsed light (IPL) or Pulse dye laser (such as the V Beam) would be good options. Be advised that in many cases a series of treatments may be recommended- regardless of the treatment modality. You may need anywhere from 1-5 or 6 treatments. "Cheap" may not be an option as lasers are very expensive to purchase and maintain.
treatment of broken capillares , roseacea,rednes
I agree that IPL or Sciton laser version BBL fotofacial is the treatment of choice.. no down time. easy treatments predictable. Our fees are right in the middle
Many of the lasers you mentioned would improve redness for mild rosacea though the least expensive would be IPL or BBL. For broken capillaries the Diolite Laser, tuneable dye laser work well.
IPL is the best treament for rosacea and broken capillaries. Treatment typically consists of 2-3 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart. There is virtually no downtime associated with this procedure making it an excellent option. Good Luck
I typically use the Vbeam laser (pulsed dye laser) for facial redness and have found this to be one of the most effective and reliable methods to reduce redness and capillaries on the face. Most patients see noticeable improvement in as few as one treatment but further treatments may be necessary depending on the degree of severity. I find the Vbeam laser to be superior to IPL devices as it is a single wavelength of light that is specific for a component of the blood vessels with little effect on the surrounding skin. IPL devices may reduce redness but they contain multiple non-specific wavelengths of light and, in my opinion, are more suited to blotchy pigmentation and sun damage.