The Gemini Laserscope is now being used to treat acne rosacea, and facial telangectasias. It’s supposedly a step up from traditional pulsed-dye lasers. From Laserscope’s press release:
Patients undergo a series of quick, painless and safe in office procedures resulting in an immediate reduction in facial redness, flushing and pain. The lasers target superficial vessels (spider veins) collapsing them and preventing their dilation. Although not a cure for the disorder, the laser represents a significant advancement in the management of rosacea. Most patients undergo a series of three treatments, each one separated by 2-4 weeks. After the series most patients feel that their rosacea is controlled for an extended period of time. Best results are maintained if the after the treatment sun avoidance is practiced. A typical treatment cost around 250-300 dollars.
But they caution:
Those who’s rosacea has been resistant to medicines, who are not tan or on photosensitizing medications may be good candidates for these treatments. To see if laser treatments are right for you, consult with an experienced laser physician.
Sometimes we wish we were laser physicians, if only to understand exactly how these things exactly work. And also, because it would look cool on our business cards.
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