Rosacea Specialist

Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

Board Certified Cardiovascular Surgeon & Vein Specialist Certified by The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine located in Trenton, NJ

Rosacea is a common skin condition affecting as many as 16 million Americans. If you have redness and a pimple-like texture to your skin, Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad of Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center may be able to provide relief. He helps people in Trenton, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas by diagnosing and managing rosacea, so they have smoother, more evenly toned skin and improved self-confidence. Call the office or book online to learn about rosacea treatments.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is an auto-inflammatory skin condition which leads to reddened or pinkish facial skin, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps, and sometimes, pink or irritated eyes. It usually affects people with fair skin, particularly those of Irish, Scottish, or English background. It is not contagious and may be mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction

 

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea most often affects Caucasian women with fair skin. The following symptoms may indicate you have rosacea:

  • Persistent facial redness, mainly on the chin, nose, forehead, or cheeks
  • Visible blood vessels on the face
  • Swollen red bumps that look like acne and sometimes contain pus
  • Enlarged nose, which most often occurs in men with rosacea
  • Eye problems such as dryness and irritation

Rosacea symptoms can come and go, and they may get worse as you age. Rosacea can affect your self-confidence and self-esteem. You may avoid social gatherings or miss work because you feel self-conscious about your appearance.

How is rosacea treated?

There is no cure for rosacea, but symptoms can be manageable. At Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center, Dr. Ahmad uses an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial and BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) to treat the redness that characterizes rosacea.

The light targets tiny pockets of pigment in the skin. As these pockets absorb the light, they heat up and disintegrate -- and your body then disposes of the waste naturally. The BBL laser by ScitonⓇ used by Dr. Ahmad has FDA clearance and is considered entirely safe for rosacea treatment.

For your comfort, the BBL system has an advanced cooling mechanism built in to help keep the temperature of the unit consistent, so you’re protected from damage and have minimal discomfort during a session. The light therapy leaves your skin looking rejuvenated and more even in tone and texture.

Light therapy is noninvasive, so there’s no surgery, incisions, or extended recovery time.

If you suffer from rosacea, consider BBL and IPL therapy to reduce redness, pimpling, and the appearance of blood vessels that go with rosacea.

When it comes to treating for rosacea, the IPL Photo-Facial is a non-ablative procedure that eliminates age spots, sun damage, redness, and old acne scars. The procedure can be applied anywhere on the body, however, it is mostly used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and hands as a means for hyper-pigmentation or rosacea treatment. Hamilton Township and surrounding New Jersey area residents rely on the skilled work of Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad.

 

Our Treatments For Rosacea, Spider Veins, and More

The IPL Photo Facial treats the unwanted “reds” and “browns” that dull the complexion and create an “aged” appearance. Reds can appear with forms of rosacea, acne scars, and spider veins. Brown spots will form from sun damage, acne, and other scars.

The wavelength spectrum of the BBL (Sciton) targets these tiny pockets of pigment in the skin. As the hemoglobin (red) and melanin (brown) absorb the light, they heat up and fragment, becoming waste or dead cells. Then the skin’s own specialized cells, called “phagocytes,” remove this waste to reveal a clear and youthful complexion. The BBL (Sciton) is the only melanin reader to have FDA clearance. Its Advanced Contact Cooling system was designed to keep the temperature of the unit during treatments cooler to protect the skin from damage while minimizing discomfort.

More About Rosacea and Spider Veins

Individuals who suffer from rosacea and spider veins on the face can benefit from IPL skin rejuvenation treatment. The intense pulse light is programmed to target these pockets of visible veins and redness to provide effective spider vein and rosacea treatments. Following this therapy, there is no need to use facial creams, which are often not effective, yet typically required to be used for life.

Call Comprehensive Vein Treatment Center or book an appointment online to have your rosacea evaluated and treated today.