AFT is the next generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) used to target and clear the vascular lesions under the surface of the skin that are responsible for Rosacea. Vascular lesions are the result of vessels forming directly under the skin often causing cosmetic as well as medical concerns. A common medical concern of this skin disease is Ocular Rosacea. More than 50% of patients with rosacea have ocular manifestations, and 20% of patients with Rosacea may show ocular signs and symptoms prior to showing any signs on the facial region. Unfortunately, these vascular lesions will not go away without proper treatment. They do, however, respond well to laser and light-based therapy and can be addressed effectively with AFT.
How does AFT work: AFT works by creating light energy that is absorbed specifically by the blood vessels causing them to shrink and collapse resulting in a decreased appearance of Rosacea. Treatments for Rosacea are done on the cheeks, nose, and forehead area. The average number of treatments range from 4-6 and are usually spaced between 3 and 6 weeks apart.