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    Evolving laser therapies for rosacea symptoms

    Breakthroughs offer new options for treating telangiectasias and erythema

     

    Advances in vascular therapy

    “One major advance in laser therapy is that we can now more effectively treat the deeper and darker vessels, particularly the enlarged blood vessels around the eyes,” Dr. Geronemus notes. “These vessels are usually seen independent from rosacea and are not considered part of an inflammatory condition,” he adds. However, “We use Nd:YAG lasers here, particularly Cutera’s excel V laser system. This approach has allowed us to better address some of the deeper and larger diameter veins that we see. We are also using this technique for many of the venous malformations that occur on the lips and inside the mouth and at other parts of the body as well,” he adds.

    READ: Rosacea’s psychological impact

    The excel V treatment is very safe and involves using a single pulse rather than multiple pulses in order to help avoid the potential of scarring of the skin. The bluer, larger diameter veins respond very well to this treatment and many times, only a single treatment pass is required Dr. Geronemus says.

    Disclosures: Dr. Geronemus is a clinical investigator for Syneron-Candela and Cynosure.

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