Erythrosis is a permanent diffuse redness of the face varying from light to dark pink. It frequently occurs in conjunction with couperose, in which case it is referred to erythrocouperose.
Erythrosis and Rosacea Laser Treatment
Several types of vascular lasers may be used to treat erythrosis, including pulsed dye lasers and KTP, or Nd:YAG LP.
Flashlamps (IPL) or AFT (Harmony) also yields favorable results.
The doctor will choose the appropriate equipment depending on the lesions to be treated and your skin type.
Typical Erythrosis Laser Session
Each session lasts an average of twenty to thirty minutes.
The treatment often requires several sessions (two to three) scheduled four to six weeks apart.
Protective eyewear must be worn by the patient as well as the doctor.
The doctor carefully sweeps the area containing the blood vessels with a pen-type handpiece.
A healing cream is applied at the end of the session.
Erythrosis Laser Treatment Counter-Indications
- A lesion found on the area to be treated
- Tanned skin
- Phototypes 5 and 6
- An outbreak of inflammatory rosacea
- A history of keloids
- Pregnancy constitutes a counter-indication as a matter of principle.
After your Vascular Lesions Laser Session …
Quite quickly an erythema and a hot sensation occur. A slight edema, and a temporary blanching are visible around the treated area.
Tiny scabs are common as of the second day. They must not be removed.
In rare cases, hypo- or hyper-pigmentation are observed in the weeks following treatment. This eventually disappears in a matter of weeks.
The treated area must not be exposed to the sun for a month following treatment.
Vascular Laser Treatment Cost
Your first appointment will be a medical consultation and will be invoiced 45 € TTC.
Depending on the length of the session and the size of the area treated, each session varies usually from 120 to 180 €.
Publication date: 2020-06-03