What is Rosacea?
"Rosacea" is often commonly thought of as facial redness. However, it is a medical condition. Facial redness is identified as rosacea when:
- the cheeks and nose start to flush frequently
- blood vessels can also become present on the cheeks and nose
- pimples or inflamed red bumps may also appear
- other areas that can flush are the chin, forehead and neck
Rosacea can affect both young and older adults. In fact, in Canada more than 3 million people suffer from rosacea. It is a condition that can cause both embarrassment and low self-esteem. Fresh Canvas Spa & Laser Centre uses the advanced Cynosure Elite+ ™ laser to treat this condition.
We want people to get great results – smooth, and even skin. Our laser treatments for rosacea are quick, effective, and easily adjusted to fit your individual skincare needs. It’s the latest non-surgical laser technology to treat those stubborn facial veins in less than 30 minutes.
Why did Fresh Canvas Spa & Laser Centre choose to use the Elite+ Laser?
- It is Effective: proven1064nm (Nd:YAG) wavelength for the most effective treatment
- Safe: used clinically for many years and proven in multiple clinical publications
- No downtime
What conditions can we treat?
- Rosacea blush
- Veins around nose
- Veins on the chin
- Red facial veins
- Blue/purple facial veins
- Discoloration patches
How does Elite+ technology work to remove facial discoloration?
The special 1064 nm (Nd:YAG) laser wavelength selectively targets only blood in the tiny veins without affecting superficial skin or surrounding tissues making this the “gold standard” and safest treatment out there. Elite + uses selective light which likes blood inside your tiny veins. Once the light gets absorbed by the blood in the vein, it gets heated up causing the veins to shrink and eventually fade, leaving behind beautiful skin which you can show off! No need to cover up with heavy makeup.
What can you expect during your treatment with Fresh Canvas Spa & Laser Centre?
A gel will be applied to the areas of treatment. This gel acts as a safety barrier between the laser and your skin. You will be given protective goggles to wear and you will feel as the laser hand piece is moving up and down your face or the nose.
How does this procedure feel?
It feels like mild warming sensation on the skin. It is generally very comfortable treatment, and we can add special air cooling to help with any discomfort if it develops.
How long does the treatment take?
It depends on the area to be treated and the number of veins to be treated. On average it takes between 5-25 minutes per treatment.
Is there any downtime after my treatment?
There might be transient redness of the face for about 30 minutes to 2 hours. Nothing really crazy.
Can I apply make up after my treatment?
Yes, it’s is safe to apply makeup as no damage to the skin surface was made.
When will I start noticing results after my treatment?
It depends. Some vessels will disappear immediately during the treatment, while others may turn slightly pink/purple. You might notice slight improvement in blushing, but it may take more than one treatment. The response varies from person to person.
How many treatments will I need?
This answer depends on the size, location and the severity of your veins. This will be discussed in detail during your consultation. On average 3-5 treatments are needed to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
How long should I wait between my treatments?
It is recommended to wait 2-4 weeks between treatments.
How much does rosacea treatment cost?
The price depends on the area to be treated as some patients have rosacea on their cheeks, while others have it all over their face. Prices generally start at $150 per area as this is a very effective very, quick, and affordable treatment that is worth doing to eliminate skin discoloration.
Book online or call us to set up a free consultation with Fresh Canvas Spa & Laser Centre to discuss your treatment plan!
*Results and duration of effect may vary; no guarantee of specific results can be given.