New technique reduces rosacea skin treatment time

New technique reduces rosacea skin treatment time

POSTED: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 6:16pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:51pm

A new laser procedure can eliminate redness resulting from rosacea and spider veins in just one treatment, doctors said.

They said facial redness and broken blood vessels are a common complaint and both can be the result of a skin condition called rosacea.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Steiger is now working with a device called the Excel V Laser that delivers more intense energy than other devices, accomplishing in one treatment what may take up to five treatments with other devices.

The laser can also target post surgical bruising.

"You see it right in front of your eyes, it just wipes out the bruise and you don't see that with the IPL and pulse dye lasers," Dr. Steiger said.

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea.

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