Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that presents with flushing of the face, persistent redness and visible blood vessels. Although it is an incurable condition, light-assisted therapy can be a life-changer for symptom management. The amount of time for symptoms to return is variable from patient to patient. If you are one of the 10% of Americans who suffers from rosacea, consult Dr. Shell for a comprehensive treatment protocol. Discover how to alleviate symptoms, prevent flare-ups and achieve a flawless complexion. Acne is the most common skin condition. Most of us experience some form of acne in our teens and oftentimes it reappears in adulthood. Light absorption initiates a sequence of events that exerts bactericidal (bacteria-killing) effects on the acne-causing bacteria. Longer wavelengths can be used to target sebaceous glands and reduce sebum secretion while others can be used to target cystic acne and inflammatory lesions. Dr. Shell will perform a clinical evaluation of your skin and customize settings specifically to your presentation. Under medically appropriate parameters, the evidence is astounding for the treatment of acne.
Patients with an untreated hormonal or chronic medical condition are encouraged to consult Dr. Shell for a comprehensive medical intake prior to treatment. In the case of acne, the underlying pathology must be addressed to prevent the recurrence of future outbreaks. Dr. Shell offers a combination of laser, light-assisted and infrared therapy for the treatment of acne, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring. Schedule a consultation to see how we can help.