Jefferson University Hospitals

Rosacea

If you have the signature redness, pimples and broken blood vessels associated with rosacea, you should be aware this is a very common skin condition and one that cannot be cured but can be managed. Dermatologists of the Jefferson Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center can help you manage the symptoms of this condition.

Our skin specialists can assess your specific skin type and determine if you are a candidate for laser therapies that can eliminate the appearance of broken blood vessels, dermabrasions or other medical treatments that may control the symptoms of rosacea.

One such laser therapy is called the pulsed dye laser (PDL). It is shown to be effective in the reduction of facial redness, as patients who have undergone this method have reported up to a 60 percent decrease in the symptoms of rosacea. It is also effective in the treatment of itching, skin dryness and swelling, as well as burning for people suffering from rosacea. Patients need a series of treatments, which are 3 to 4 weeks apart.