Getting Rid of Rosacea - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/10/03

Getting Rid of Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin problem that occurs mainly in adults. Usually, areas of the cheeks and nose become red and flushed with raised spots that may look like acne. Here's what's new.

Some insurance companies are finally recognizing this condition may be helped with the Pulse Dye Laser.

"The newer laser technology can actually shrink these blood vessels and help with these flushing episodes, so you can decrease the redness on their face," says Dr. Richard Hope, dermatologist.

A client at Laser Dynamics came in for a second treatment to reduce the redness of Rosacea on the side of her face. She'll leave with a sunburn look for a day or two, then see some improvement.

Dr. Hope says that Rosacea can be more than just a cosmetic nuisance. For some patients, he says the illness actually stings and burns, and it's those cases in which insurance may come through for laser therapy.

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