ROSACEA

IPL for Rosacea:
How It Works?

You don’t have to suffer the symptoms or the distress that Rosacea can cause

ABOUT

IPL FOR ROSACEA

Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) for rosacea is a treatment that can effectively destroy these blood vessels using high intensity light sources to eliminate unwanted redness.

Our SOLARI™ is an IPL system, differentiated from all others by its cutting-edge technology which guarantees precise treatment and minimised side effects.

 

SOLARI’s Skin Cooling System maintains the cooling temperature of the contact point to provide the most comfortable and reliable operation possible. 

 

How Does IPL Work to Treat Rosacea?

While rosacea cannot be completely cured, it can be effectively controlled with IPL. The intense pulse of light increases the temperature of oxyhemoglobin in the blood which destroys damaged capillaries near the surface of the skin. It also causes visible blood vessels to constrict and shrink. Both actions work together to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation caused by rosacea. This in turn reduces pimples and bumps and calms the irritation and itchiness which often accompanies this skin disorder.

How long does it take to work?

IPL is a very effective treatment for rosacea. You should notice an improvement in just a few days after the first treatment, but optimal results will be seen with 3–6 treatments scheduled about 1 month apart. 

The entire session should take no longer than 30 minutes. Afterward, it is important to moisturize your skin well, twice a day, as your skin will likely dry out and peel slightly as it heals. 

RESULTS

Vessels at treatment site will clear quickly as they are reabsorbed in to the body, leaving little to no trace of the original lesion. Skin tone will appear more even and the complexion healthier and brighter

FREQUENCY

3–6 treatments scheduled about 1 month apart. 

PROCEDURE TIME

15 – 30 minutes

DOWNTIME

Slight erythema immediately after treatment; prominent vessels may temporarily darken (usually lightening within 4 weeks), skin may be sensitive for a day or two

AREA

• Face
• Décolletage

SENSATION

Occasionally mild discomfort may be experienced. Requires no anaesthetic

RESULTS

PRICES

TYPE
SINGLE
PRE-PAY 4

Full Face Premium (inc. LED)

$ 350

$ 1,250

Neck + Decolletage

$ 200

$ 640

Quarter Face

$ 90

$ 288

Half Face

$ 110

$ 352

LED Light Add ON -Yellow (Rejuvenation)

$ 50

$ 200

TYPE
SINGLE
PRE-PAY 4

Full Face Premium (inc. LED)

$ 350

$ 1,250

Nose

$ 50

$ 160

Cheeks 

$ 100

$ 320

Neck + Decolletage

$ 200

$ 640

Single Blemish (Small)

$ 70

$ 224

Hands

$ 120

$ 384

Chin

$ 80

$ 256

Neck

$ 100

$ 320

Face + Neck + Decolletage

$ 270

$ 864

Quarter Face

$ 90

$ 288

Half Face

$ 110

$ 352

Face + Neck

$ 200

$ 640

Decolletage (Chest)

$ 130

$ 416

Shoulders

$ 130

$ 416

Lower Arms

$ 170

$ 544

Lower Legs

$ 270

$ 864

Full Arms

$ 340

$ 1,088

Full Legs

$ 540

$ 1,728

Upper Back

$ 370

$ 1,184

Full Back

$ 530

$ 1,696

LED Light Add ON -Yellow (Rejuvenation)

$ 50

$ 200

*Each treatment includes a Healite II LED treatment

FAQ

IPL TREATMENTS FOR ROSACEA

It would be useful if you arrive with no makeup on. We apply a cold gel on the area to be treated. Dark glasses are also provided to protect your eyes from the bright light. The hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. The feeling of the light being applied has frequently been described as a slight sting and sometimes even as having a small rubber band flicked at your skin

During treatment, the glass surface of the IPL hand piece is gently applied to the skin, normally by our trained nurse practitioner. Light is delivered to the skin surface in gradient movements.

IPL treats the damaged superficial layer of the skin while delivering thermal energy to deeper tissue. Clinical studies are now available to measure the effect this energy has on collagen production, which helps firm and tightens the skin.

Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and severity of the individual problem, a series of four to six treatment sessions may be recommended every 3 weeks. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk – and, it preserves the wonderful “no downtime” feature that people really appreciate.

There is no simple answer to this question, as Rosacea has four sub types and symptoms also vary from person to person. Symptoms may include facial blushing and flushing, burning, redness and small red bumps. These may come and go, and so the best way to find an answer is ‘if you think you might be developing Rosacea’, then visit a rosacea specialist.

The main causes of rosacea can depend on many factors including, food intolerances, stress, genetics, hormones or severe sunburn.

Whilst it varies from person to person, and people of all ages can be affected, and whilst it is not predictable, it does tend to gradually get worse as a person gets older, especially if untreated.

Without treatment, it can (and often does) progresses from ‘early stages to middle stages’ in a year, whilst in the early stages have been identified and treatment commenced, progression could have been prevented.

Early signs of Rosacea can be recognised through redness in the area, inflammation of the skin and burning or itching sensations to the area. If you notice these symptoms you can prevent your rosacea from developing any further by taking action.

Staying hydrated and having the recommended intake of 2 litres of water everyday can not only help with rosacea but it can help with many other health concerns.

It can if you have a yeast intolerance, that’s why food intolerance testing is important to know what causes you facial flushing.

The cause of rosacea is still unidentified and at this time there is no cure. However, we can manage rosacea, reducing redness and preventing it getting worse. Regular treatments will help manage rosacea.

People with early signs of rosacea who only have redness to start with if left untreated this can develop to itching, burning and uneven skin texture. If advanced rosacea is left untreated blood vessels can expand causing parts of the face to become disfigured. Swelling of the nose is very common.