What causes couperose/rosacea?
One cause of acne is excess tallow production, which causes the pores to get clogged and possibly inflamed. Another cause of acne can be thickened skin, making it harder to shed dead skin cells. This can lead to the tallow clogging the pores and inflammation or an infection. Hormonal balance, stress, genetics, makeup or other external factors can stimulate or intensify acne.
Treatment with laser therapy is most effective in reducing or removing couperose and/or rosacea. These are the possibilities:
The first step to treatment is a consult. During this consult all questions can be answered. The skin therapist will inspect the skin problem and create a fitting personal treatment plan, as well as advise on the most suitable and effective treatment for the skin. It is possible to experience a pulse from the laser during the consult.
The treatment starts with a few test pulses to determine the settings and reaction of the skin. After cleaning the skin, a cooling gel is applied to the area that will be treated. Systematically, the target area gets ‘stamped’. Each pulse ‘stamp’ is a combination of soft light and radio-frequent energy. Haemoglobin takes this energy and coverts this into heat within the vessel. The heat destroys the vessel, making the vessels less visible with every treatment. Each pulse feels like tiny pricks in the skin. With the Elos-technique, sedation is not necessary. After an Elos treatment the skin can become slightly red and a bit swollen, for example the skin close to the eyes. After the treatment small scabs can occur, these will disappear in a few days.
Small vessels may disappear after just one treatment. Larger areas, deeper vessels and rosacea usually need between one and five treatments. After each treatment you will see that the vessels are fading a bit more. In the treated area, sun damage and hyperpigmentation will also decrease. The pores get smaller and the skin will start glowing more.