After experiencing the great results we have seen with both acne and skin rejuvenation we are proud to be introduce the latest Kleresca® treatment into our Fremantle clinic.
Kleresca® Rosacea Treatment is designed to help people with rosacea and sensitive skin, by stimulating the skin’s own repair mechanisms to target the signs and symptoms of some forms of rosacea.
The treatment is non-invasive and well tolerated with little to no downtime. Patients usually describe the Kleresca® treatment as a pleasant and comfortable experience. Side effects – seen in some patients- are all transient (temporary) and may include redness, swelling and hyperpigmentation (bronzing of the skin in the treated area)
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects primarily the central areas of the face (cheeks, chin, nose and central forehead). It is characterised by redness, easy flushing, sensitive skin, pimples and fine red vascular lines (telangectasia). Depending upon the subtype of rosacea, it can also be expressed as enlargement of the skin of the nose (rhinophyma), or can affect the eyes, causing dryness, itchiness, and swollen red eyelids.
- Rosacea Subtype 1 = Telangectatic: Flushing, persistent redness, vascular lines.
- Rosacea Subtype 2 = Papulopustular: Persistent redness, swelling, bumps and pimples, burning sensation in the skin.
- Rosacea Subtype 3 = Rhinophymal: Thickening of the skin and enlargement, usually in the nose area.
- Rosacea Subtype 4 = Ocular: Eye irritation, burning sensation, red eyelids.
It is possible to have a combination of different subtypes of Rosacea.
Patients affected by rosacea can experience negative effects on their self esteem and self confidence. It can also affect the normal daily life of sufferers. The symptoms can appear as a response to certain triggers such as UV light, anxiety/stress, certain foods, alcohol, wind etc. Identifying and avoiding triggers can go some way towards keeping the symptoms under control.
A number of different prescription gels and creams are available in Australia to help reduce the symptoms of rosacea subtypes 1 & 2, while certain eyedrops can be useful for subtype 4. Low doses of specific oral antibiotics are sometimes used to regain control of the skin during a flare-up.
It is important to realise that rosacea is a usually a chronic skin condition and treatment is aimed at long term management and reduction of flare-ups. Early diagnosis and management can prevent symptoms progressing from mild to moderate to severe.
Kleresca® Rosacea Treatment is based on the interaction between a specially designed gel and the Kleresca® lamp. The gel contains chromophores that are activated by the light of the lamp and converted into fluorescent light energy. The fluorescence penetrates the different layers of the skin and stimulates it at a cellular level.
Feel the change
- Reduces inflammation, reducing the presence of pimples, papules and pustules.
- Reduces redness and blushing by improving microvascularization.
- Reduces the overall stress level of the skin, reducing the feeling of burning and stinging.
- Induces a healing response, improving the overall skin quality.
- The skin is cleaned and the Kleresca® Rosacea gel is applied
- The gel is illuminated for 9 minutes using the multi-LED Kleresca® lamp, together creating fluorescent light energy that stimulates the skin
- The gel is removed and the skin is cleaned and moisturised
The treatment itself feels cold initially (gel application) and then warm and slightly bubbly (illumination stage) but is not in any way painful. With little-to-no downtime, even makeup can be applied immediately afterwards.
Kleresca® is very well tolerated and side effects are minimal and transient (temporary). It is usual for the skin to be slightly pink after a treatment, and this is more likely with more severe cases of rosacea due to the increased fine vascular lines near the surface of the skin. Some patients also experience a temporary increase in pigment, which is more likely in darker skin types.
Many patients experience a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after the very first treatment, and results will continue to improve for up to 12 weeks after the last treatment.
A course of Kleresca® Rosacea treatment is tailored for each patient, and will typically consist of either 4, 6 or 8 initial treatments spread over 3-4 weeks. Additional single treatments are then used to halt flare-ups as and when needed.
No, unfortunately the results seen with Kleresca® Rosacea are unlikely to be permanent for most patients, due to the chronic relapsing nature of rosacea. However, since the overall immune health of the skin is improved, flare-ups would tend to be fewer and less severe. Following your initial course of Kleresca®, flare-ups can be managed with a single “rescue” treatment as and when needed.
Individual treatments cost $450. A course of 4 weekly treatments costs $1670. You can pay for your treatment with cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, American Express (merchant fees apply) or zipPay.