Is IPL or Laser Resurfacing the best procedure for rosacea?

I am looking into options to reduce my rosacea symptoms (redness, scars, bumps) and to improve the appearance of my skin. I am looking at the IPL or the combo IPL+Laser.

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AURA Skin Care, Liposculpture, & Plastic Surgery

Published on Mar 19, 2010

Resurfacing won't help much at all. We get great results combining Cuter'a Laser Genesis with IPL for redness.

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Answered by AURA Skin Care, Liposculpture, & Plastic Surgery

Resurfacing won't help much at all. We get great results combining Cuter'a Laser Genesis with IPL for redness.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Rejuve

Published on Mar 18, 2010

For Acne Rosacea, you should only use the IPL. It specifically targets the redness by attacking the red blood cells which cause the redness. With the IPL you will get some skin rejuvenation of the skin. Because of the added redness, the IPL will give you more skin rejuvenation than the average person. However, if you have deep lines then the skin laser resurfacing treatment might be needed because it is stronger.

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

For Acne Rosacea, you should only use the IPL. It specifically targets the redness by attacking the red blood cells which cause the redness. With the IPL you will get some skin rejuvenation of the skin. Because of the added redness, the IPL will give you more skin rejuvenation than the average person. However, if you have deep lines then the skin laser resurfacing treatment might be needed because it is stronger.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Mar 18, 2010

The best treatment for your Rosacea would be oral medication, topical medication and/or Photofacial ( IPL) treatments.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

The best treatment for your Rosacea would be oral medication, topical medication and/or Photofacial ( IPL) treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Mar 18, 2010

Neither one of these treatments is the best available for Rosacea. The best laser for Rosacea is called a pulsed dye laser and there are two leading brands, the Cynosure V-Star and the Candela V-Beam. The 585 nm wavelength for these lasers is far superior to IPL or laser resurfacing for the treatment of this vascular condition.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Neither one of these treatments is the best available for Rosacea. The best laser for Rosacea is called a pulsed dye laser and there are two leading brands, the Cynosure V-Star and the Candela V-Beam. The 585 nm wavelength for these lasers is far superior to IPL or laser resurfacing for the treatment of this vascular condition.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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