IPL Photofacial Treatment For Rosacea

IPL Photofacial Treatment

IPL photofacial treatment is a relatively and unfortunately largely unreviewed new therapy for rosacea. Most of what is known about the effectiveness of the procedure mostly comes from the physicians treating patients, which thankfully has tended to yield positive results. IPL photofacial treatment seems similar to traditional rosacea laser treatment, but uses a non-laser light source.

It is important to remember, however, that though amazing advances have been made in the field of both dermatology and advanced medical procedures, even the methods mentioned above will still not cure the symptoms of rosacea. It is typically a lifelong condition in its more severe cases, the ones more likely to warrant IPL photofacial treatment in the first place. Therefore, even if this procedure is selected as a treatment, you will still require care from your doctor, and subsequent procedures might be required.

IPL photofacial treatment has been shown to reduce some of the more prominent physical symptoms of rosacea such as acne breakouts, redness, flushing, and dilated blood vessels. When combining this therapy with identifying underlying causes of rosacea, even greater potential benefits can be achieved. Reducing exposure to common triggers such as excessive sun exposure, intense heat, and alcohol consumption can vastly improve the results of IPL rosacea treatment.

Prepare to have a lighter wallet if you opt for these procedures. Insurance would much rather pay for a small bottle of medicated lotion or a month’s supply of oral antibiotic than one of these costly treatments. Prices vary, but normally one can expect to pay between $300.00 and $600.00 for a single IPL treatment. You’re probably going to need more than one, and you’ll need them about every three weeks, so make sure your checkbook is with you when you go for your consultation.

Your doctor will determine if IPL photofacial treatment is right for you. If you have insulin dependent diabetes, or blood clotting disorders, you are not likely going to be a candidate. Even though new age treatments such as the aforementioned have existed now for over three decades, topical medications are still the primary choice of doctors. However, if you have severe rosacea and seek a treatment that lacks the side effects of prescription medications, this might just be a great alternative.