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Rosacea Awareness Month: How V-Beam Laser Can Relieve Rosacea Symptoms

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness, broken blood vessels, pimples, bumpy, uneven skin tissue, and watery, bloodshot eyes. Rosacea typically affects the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead and so it can be very hard to conceal or disguise. The National Rosacea Society reports that nearly 90 percent of rosacea patients say that this condition has negatively affected their self-esteem and self-confidence, and nearly 51 percent say they have missed work because of rosacea. Rosacea can have a significant impact on the quality of life for those who are diagnosed, and it has no known cure, but thanks to emerging technologies and therapies, the symptoms and flare ups of rosacea can be managed.

More About Rosacea

Who Does It Affect?
Rosacea can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, and race. People between the ages of 30-50, with fair skin and features, with a family history of rosacea, a history of overexposure to the sun, and those who are prone to acne breakouts seem to be more likely to get rosacea.

What Are The Symptoms Of Rosacea?  

  • Redness, blushing
  • Visible blood vessels/ spider veins
  • Burning, stinging skin
  • Dry skin
  • Pus-filled bumps or pimples
  • Facial swelling
  • Thickening skin
  • Irritated, red eyes

Severe rosacea can result in rhinophyma where the skin on the nose can thicken and cause the nose to appear bulbous and misshapen.

Relief From Rosacea With V-Beam Laser Therapy

V-Beam laser therapy is a proven, effective treatment to relieve patients of the symptoms of rosacea, reduce visible veins, soothe inflamed skin, and deliver a clearer complexion.

What Is A V-Beam Laser?
A V-Beam laser is a pulse-dye laser that delivers short bursts of light to the treatment area. The light beam targets and coagulates broken and damaged blood vessels and vascular lesions so they may be naturally reabsorbed by your body during the healing process.

What Is A Treatment Like?
After a comprehensive assessment including a skin examination and medical history, your skin specialist will design a treatment plan for you. You will be provided with protective eyewear to shield your eyes during treatment. Using a small hand piece, your skin specialist will deliver short bursts of light, lengthening in duration, with puffs of cryogen cooling mist. Treatment is safe and comfortable. Many patients notice improvement after a single treatment, but 3-5 sessions are typically recommended for optimal results. These results can last up to 24 months and your skin specialist will recommend a maintenance schedule that is right for you.

Recovery After V-Beam Laser Treatment
You should avoid saunas, hot tubs and other forms of excessive heat for 48 hours after treatment. For the first two weeks, avoid skin care products that may clog your pores or cause skin irritations. Your skin specialist may recommend you avoid scrubs, toners, and products containing glycolic acid and retinoids to protect the results of your treatment. And as with all skin treatments, the use of SPF 30 or higher sunscreen is critical every time you go outside.

The Results
V-Beam laser therapy is transformative for those suffering with flare ups and symptoms of rosacea. This advanced skin care technology can deliver symptom relief and clear, smooth skin.

Relief From Rosacea With V-Beam Laser Therapy At Okanagan Skin

You do not need to suffer from the irritating symptoms of rosacea. With a comprehensive, complimentary consultation the skin care specialists at Okanagan Skin can diagnose your rosacea and design a tailored treatment approach to soothe your skin and deliver a clear, smooth complexion so you can always put your best face forward.

The team at Okanagan Skin Care Centre is highly skilled in delivering natural, effective results with medical and cosmetic skin care services to treat a variety of skin conditions and cosmetic concerns. Our team is committed to patient education and personalized approach to cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. Call the Okanagan Skin Care Centre at 1-250-868-9290 today.


Q: Am I a candidate for V-Beam Laser therapy?
A: Almost everyone can be considered for V-Beam Laser therapy to treat rosacea. Your doctor may advise against this treatment if you:

  • Are currently on Accutane therapy
  • Are pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Have a history of light-triggered seizures
  • Have an active infection or recurrent cold sores in the treatment area
  • Have implanted medical devices (eg. pacemakers, cardioverters)
  • Have a history of photosensitivity
  • Have recently tanned

Q: How far apart should I schedule my V-Beam Laser treatments?
A: Treatment sessions should be scheduled approximately 4-6 weeks apart.

Q: When should I seek treatment for my rosacea?
A: We advise you to seek treatment at the first signs of rosacea to prevent the skin condition from becoming worse and leading to more complicated skin problems or ocular rosacea.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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