Sufferers have traditionally been prescribed oral and topical antibiotics to reduce the effects of rosacea. However, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has also been clinically proven to successfully reduce its effects.
Dr Patrick Bitter pioneered the use of IPL to treat rosacea in the USA and it is now widely regarded as one of the best treatments for rosacea sufferers. It works by using light energy to target capillaries in the skin. The light is absorbed by the skin which damages problem capillaries and allows them to be absorbed by the body through its natural processes. Once absorbed, the redness from rosacea will be less pronounced and, with multiple treatments, can disappear altogether.