Is Laser Treatment Better for Rosacea or Acne?
If you’re a patient suffering from a case of rosacea, acne or both, you’ve probably searched to the ends of the Earth for a solution for these embarrassing skin conditions. You may have tried creams, medications, natural remedies, or even sought rosacea laser treatment or acne laser treatment from a different physician. But no matter what you tried, it just didn’t work.
Don’t lose hope! Dr. Sutkin, voted one of the top physicians in the United States by the Consumer Research Council of America, just may have a solution that is right for you. Continue reading to learn how Dr. Sutkin uses advanced, state-of-the-art modalities to treat rosacea, acne and other skin conditions, as well as provide Bay area residents with preventative maintenance to ensure their skin is always looking its best!
Every year, many patients come to Dr. Sutkin for rosacea laser treatment and state of the art skin analysis. He will politely tell them that they’ve probably been given the wrong information before coming to him. You see, rosacea laser treatment isn’t the best possible modality for this unwanted skin condition. In his Bay Area practice, Dr. Sutkin uses a light-based technology called BBL, or Broadband Light, which directs pulsated lights deep into the skin of his rosacea patients. Depending on the filter used, BBL can remove red or brown pigmentation marks, making your skin look better and healthier.
If Dr. Sutkin determines that you are a candidate for BBL treatment for rosacea, he will come up with a personalized treatment plan for you. This plan will include the number of BBL treatment sessions you will need to clear up your case of rosacea, and how often you’ll need to come back for routine maintenance. Typically, it takes anywhere from 3 to 5 BBL treatment sessions, spread apart by 3-4 weeks each, to clear up rosacea, though individual results may vary. Maintenance treatments will be dependent on your rosacea history, other skin conditions you may have, and your desire to stimulate skin rejuvenation and prevent sun damage and signs of aging.
While rosacea laser treatment isn’t the best option for treating rosacea, some rosacea sufferers do find themselves getting laser treatments to rid themselves of textural issues such as acne scars. Using the cutting-edge Halo laser, Dr. Sutkin can stimulate collagen growth, motivating your skin to fill in deep pores, acne scars, fine lines and more.
Preventing Skin Conditions Before They Start
While in the past, it’s often been thought that light therapy or laser treatments are good for treating existing skin conditions, many patients are beginning to see Dr. Sutkin for routine, preventative treatment. These patients couldn’t be wiser! As new technologies like BBL and the Halo laser have come on the market, they have been used to help thousands and thousands of patients across the US stimulate skin rejuvenation, prevent sun damage and provide anti-aging treatments.
Do I Need BBL or Laser Treatment?
If you want to always look like the best version of yourself, then the answer is an emphatical “Yes!” You do need regular maintenance treatment with either BBL, Halo or another modality such as microneedling for darker skin tones in order to maintain a healthy skin glow and prevent aging and sun damage.
For a consultation with Dr. Sutkin to see which technology is best for you, call Health and Beauty Physicians at (408) 636-7101.