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Can laser or pulsed light treatment help with rosacea?
Answered by Dr. Harvey H. Jay

I have successfully treated rosacea with laser and pulsed light methods for over eight years. My methods produce dramatic results, and are effective and safe for all skin types.

Do you suffer from:

  • Redness and/or Blood Vessels?
  • Flushing, Burning, Stinging, or Tingling?
  • Pimples?
  • Steroid Rosacea?

Redness and/or Blood Vessels
Since December of 1995, I have successfully treated hundreds of patients with distinct blood vessels or smaller "blush" blood vessels with PhotoDerm. I use completely different settings to treat smaller and larger vessels. In my hands, pulsed light can routinely treat and improve the blush or blood vessels of rosacea virtually painlessly. Patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within minutes after treatment.

Treatment usually produces an immediate improvement which frequently continues to improve for an additional 1 to 2 weeks after each treatment. Bruising is very rare and occurs in less than 1% of treatments.

Patients who have previously been treated with lasers, electric needles, sclerotherapy injections, or even by PhotoDerm pulsed light administered by non-expert M.D.'s are amazed at their results after my Photoderm pulsed light treatment of new blood vessels and/or blush. No other method is available to treat this problem as safely, quickly, and comfortably! No oral or topical anesthetic has ever been needed by my patients!

I routinely see patients who have one or more of the following facial problems: prominent blood vessels, redness, flushing, and symptoms such as burning, stinging or tingling. Most of these patients have been unsuccessfully treated with topical and/or oral medications.

According to most of my patients, topical rosacea treatments such as:

  • Metronidazole (Metrogel, Metrocream, Metrolotion, Noritate)
  • Clindamycin (Cleocin T gel, lotion or solution, Clindagel, Clindamax lotion or gel)
  • Azelaic Acid (Azelex, Finacea)
  • Sulfacetamide
  • Sulfur

or oral medication such as:

  • Erythromycin, Tetracycline, Minocycline, Doxycycline

have not been helpful in treating their rosaceal problem. All of these medicines do not significantly improve the redness, blush, blood vessels, or the flushing, burning, stinging, or tingling of rosacea.

Pulsed light — using my Ultimate Light™ method — can & does frequently improve these problems!

Most of these topical or oral medications' effect is on the pimples (papules or pustules) that can occur in Rosacea. My patients report that their pimples respond to pulsed light Ultimate Light™ treatment. The pulsed light treatment can improve the pimples to such an extent that additional topical or oral medications frequently can be reduced or eliminated completely!

Below are before and after photos from just one of many patients I've treated for rosacea redness and blood vessels:

rosacea, facial blood vessels, flushing, burning, stinging, or tingling

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Learn about treatment for other types of Rosacea, including:

Interested in treatment by Dr. Jay personally? Call our office at 212-755-2237 to setup an appointment.

Patients of all skin colors respond to Dr. Jay's Ultimate Light™ treatment

Dr. Jay Personally Treats ALL Patients

Dr. Harvey H. Jay

Harvey H. Jay, M.D.
* Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical School
* Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
* Board-certified Dermatologist

45 East 62nd. St.,
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 212-755-2237

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