Rosacea Treatment with elōs Skin Rejuvenation Technology
By Van O'Dell, DDS on January 17, 2018
Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by redness of the nose, cheeks, and other parts of the face. Most people who experience the condition tend to first develop a tendency to blush or flush during their 30s. Over time, the redness can become much more pronounced, and spread to the forehead, chin, ears, neck, and chest. In addition to redness, a case of rosacea can lead to changes in skin texture and overall skin quality.
There are many treatment options available for rosacea. Our North Little Rock, AR dental practice is proud to offer elōs skin rejuvenation (SR), a non-surgical skin care procedure that can treat rosacea and many other skin conditions.
What Is elōs SR?
elōs SR is a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. IPL combines bi-polar radio frequency (RF) with optical energy, helping rejuvenate and refresh the health and appearance of the skin. The light and RF energy addresses superficial aesthetic flaws of the skin while simultaneously stimulating collagen production beneath the skin.
In addition to treating rosacea, elōs SR can also be used to address the following cosmetic flaws:
- Broken capillaries
- Spider veins
- Sun damage
- Uneven pigmentation
- Birth marks
elōs SR Treatment: What to Expect
The elōs SR treatment is simple and easy, causing minimal discomfort to the patient. The patient’s skin is cleaned and treated so that it’s moist. The handheld elōs SR device is then applied directly to the skin, delivering pulses of light energy. As this is going on, patients will experience a mild stinging, snapping, or small bursts of heat.
Following treatment, patients can return to normal daily activities. The treated skin may feel tender and appear pink, but this is just a temporary side effect of the elōs SR procedure.
How Many elōs SR Sessions Will I Need?
Typically elōs SR patients will need more than one visit to help address the effects of rosacea and enhance the quality of their skin. While the exact number of treatments can vary, most patients can achieve optimal cosmetic results in about 3 sessions. Requiring 4 or 5 sessions is not out of the ordinary depending on the needs of the patient.
When multiple elōs SR sessions are required, they will be spaced roughly 4 to 6 weeks apart.
The Benefits of elōs SR
elōs SR has a number of benefits:
- No scarring
- No downtime after treatment
- Mild and minor side effects
- Treatment is not particularly painful
- Non-invasive treatment that enhances the skin
How Effective Is elōs SR?
Many patients who undergo elōs SR treatment report excellent results after their first session, with further improvements with each subsequent session. Keep in mind that the final results of elōs SR treatment will be visible a few weeks after the final treatment session has been performed.
During a consultation at our practice, we can determine if elōs SR is right for you and your needs.
Learn More About elōs SR
To learn more about treating rosacea and other kinds of problems that might impact the appearance of your skin, be sure to contact our family dental care center today. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in much greater detail.
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