FACIAL REDNESS & ROSACEA
Facial redness can be disfiguring and distressing and has a number of causes.
Rosacea can cause prominent blood vessels, open pores and skin eruptions similar to acne. It often starts between the ages of 30 to 50 and can cause considerable distress. Village Skincare offers Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) that very effectively treats the skin damage caused by rosacea.
Lifestyle choices such as alchohol and smoking can make facial redness worse. Laser treatment will help whatever the cause.
What technology is being used?
AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light. It takes formerly unused short-wavelength light and converts it into part of the usable spectrum through a special filtering system. It increases emission and penetration, for safer and more effective treatments.
AFT also delivers Equally Distributed Fluence, which means that every pulse has uniform energy density across the entire output face. This fluence ensures repeatable results and remarkable safety. AFT yields a more efficient system for ideal clinical improvements, less discomfort and minimal skin damage.
How does the technology work?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is broadband light and delivers hundreds of wavelengths (or colours) in a single discharge. Our AFT system is an advanced form of IPL.
IPL specifically targets blood (haemoglobin) in the skin without damaging surrounding tissues. The light energy is absorbed by blood inside the veins, heating up the vessel wall, which collapses and then dissolves.
IPL is more suitable for large areas of diffuse redness or fine "blushes" of vessels.
Which Laser or IPL Systems do you use?
Wandsworth Village Skincare offer laser and IPL to ensure optimal treatment of rosacea.
- Alma Harmony IPL(515-950nm) (540-950nm) (570-950nm)
- Alma Harmony (1064/532 Nd:YAG laser 2mm/6mm tips)
What does the treatment feel like?
Like the snap of a rubber band.
Are there are any side effects?
Sometimes redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). There is also a small risk of pigment change following treatment. A small minority of patients develop bruising and blistering. This settles within a few days.
How many treatments are needed?
A series of 4 to 6 treatments is recommended at monthly intervals for rosacea.
Areas: Cheeks, nose, chin, forehead