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What laser treatments are available for rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Several different forms of laser therapy are available for treating rosacea. The goals of laser therapy are to make skin redness less persistent, reduce the presence of blood vessels just beneath the skin, and decrease skin thickening. One of the older forms is called pulsed dye laser. While studies suggest that it's effective, one downside is that pulsed dye lasers can cause skin bruising. While newer approaches such as the KTP laser, diode laser, and others are less likely to cause bruising, studies suggest they may not be as effective. You may want to ask your doctor about "non-laser" light therapies for treating rosacea.

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