What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory skin disorder affecting the face. It is caused by an increase in the reactivity of facial capillaries. These overactive capillaries lead to an increase in flushing and blushing, and may become visible tiny red lines called Telangiectasia. Rosacea can develop into permanent redness of the face if not treated. Rosacea commonly develops in early adulthood and usually affects the nose and cheeks, and sometimes also the forehead or the chin.
How does the Omnilux Light Therapy Treatment combat Rosacea?
It is important to understand that Rosacea is not curable, but the anti-inflammatory effects of the Omnilux are able to produce prolonged remissions of Rosacea. The Omnilux light effectively reduces redness caused by Rosacea and generally enhances the overall facial appearance of Rosacea sufferers.
How many Omnilux treatments are needed to reduce Rosacea?
A minimum of 10 Omnilux treatments is required. These treatments should be spaced at least 48 hours apart, and we recommend two treatments per week over a five week period. Thereafter, depending on the results, patients should consider having a follow up treatment every 12 weeks.
No. The healing ability of the Omnilux light is soothing.
How long is an Omnilux treatment?
What about post care?
Avoid sunlight and use a sunscreen such as the Heliocare 360 Fluid Cream. Use rosacea specific cosmeceuticals such as the NeoStrata Bionic Face Cream (for night care) and . Other triggers to be avoided are spicy foods, caffeinate beverages and certain alcohols such as red wine, whiskey and brandy.