The National Rosacea Society estimates that over 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea.
Most patients with rosacea experience excessive flushing and redness in the face, possibly due to the higher number of blood vessels and dilated capillaries that are close to the surface of the skin. Rosacea can vary from one patient to another. Acne rosacea, can often display itself as skin bumps formed by a buildup of the skin protein keratin and inflammation around the hair follicle.
There has been much speculation as to whether chemical peels will cause increased inflammation of the skin with regards to rosacea patients and their condition.
Salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid, is a derivative of aspirin, and is thought to be safe and beneficial to keep inflammation under control while increasing the rate of cell turnover. Salicylic acid is also a keratolytic medication that softens keratin, allowing other topical treatments or medications to penetrate skin layers more effectively.
One of its main ingredients is salicylic acid, which is known to help address inflammation.
The Perfect Derma Peel exfoliates the top layer of the skin and then replaces it with newer healthier skin cells, which aids in reducing the appearance of redness and acne scars. It should be noted that it does take time for skin to adjust to salicylic acid treatments. One may expect increased skin irritation and dryness during the adjustment period, and take several weeks for skin to acclimate.
IPL and lasers target blood vessels responsible for flushing and redness. A vessel absorb the light energy, and heats them up to seal them, thus improving the appearance of rosacea. Patients will likely need a series of 6-8 treatments spaced a month apart, and maintenance will be required. Please note the worse your rosacea, the more treatments you will need for optimal results.