Do You Have Rosacea? Why BBL Might Be Your Answer

Jun 01, 2023
Do You Have Rosacea? Why BBL Might Be Your Answer
Rosacea is a chronic skin problem that often gets mistaken for other conditions but can leave your skin flushed, irritated, and pimply. BBL therapy is a solution that could help manage it. Here we explain why.

Skin conditions are very common, and the impact on your health can range from mild to highly dangerous, including problems like acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, sunburn, and various forms of skin cancer. 

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that isn’t as well-known as issues like acne but affects 16 million Americans, often women between the ages of 30-60 with lighter complexions and a family history of the condition.

There are several ways to treat rosacea, but broadband light (BBL) therapy is an effective solution that can help this and many other skin problems. If you live in the Denver, Colorado, Chicago, Illinois, San Diego, California, or Tampa, Florida, area, and you’re coping with the symptoms of rosacea or other skin conditions, the experienced team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting can help.

To find out more, let’s examine the causes and signs of rosacea and how BBL therapy can help.

Causes and signs of rosacea

While there is no consensus on the cause of this illness, the prevailing theories revolve around problems with the innate immune system (the immunities you have from birth) and neurovascular dysregulation (your body’s inability to control blood vessel function). 

Additionally, it’s thought that the presence of Demodex folliculorum, a type of microscopic mite, also contributes to people struggling with this problem.

Signs of rosacea include flushing, pimples, bumps, eye irritation, visible blood vessels, dryness, facial swelling (edema), persistent redness, and thickening of the skin. You’re not likely to display all symptoms, and the signs can vary wildly from person to person.

How BBL therapy helps

Laser treatments have become quite common for treating a variety of cosmetic and medical problems, and BBL therapy (or photofacials) employs a broad spectrum of light energy at different wavelengths, allowing it to get deeper into the skin. Your skin absorbs the light energy from the treatment, removing pigmented skin cells and promoting the production of proteins in your skin like collagen to stimulate healing.

Using this treatment method, we can manage numerous skin problems, like sun damage, wrinkles, acne, vascular lesions, scars, large pores, uneven skin tone and texture, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. 

The boosting of protein production in the skin for healing also means BBL therapy can help with common symptoms related to rosacea, including removing visible blood vessels and reducing redness. 

This therapy can be used alongside other methods of treatment for rosacea and other skin problems, and within three visits many patients see up to a 75% reduction in common symptoms.

Rosacea can be difficult to manage, but there are options like BBL therapy available, and we can help. If you’re ready to see your skin free of rosacea signs, make an appointment with our team at Ice Cave Body Sculpting today. Call our location closest to you or book a visit online today.