• Anesthetic


  • Recovery Time

    1-3 hours of mild redness

  • Sessions

    3 treatments


Rosacea can be treated with a variety of options to help reduce or control the unwanted symptoms. Fotona Nd:YAG laser is indicated for the treatment of vascular damage to the surface of the skin caused by conditions like rosacea. Fotona treats vascular irregularities by coagulating the blood vessels that are visible on the surface of the skin. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory reaction to reactive oxygen radicals within the skin cell system.

The Fotona Nd:YAG laser has a 1064 nm wavelength that can effectively treat a wide range of vascular and pigmentation issues. Fotona’s Nd:YAG laser uses the Long Pulse (LP pulsation) setting to target red, purple, and violet pigmentation in the blood vessels of the skin by delivering controlled laser energy to coagulate them, thus reducing them in size and intensity.

$250.00 + HST Per Treatment

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Treatment Information

Pre Treatment

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for approximately one to two weeks prior to your treatment. 

  • Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin. 

  • Stop all topical creams 24 - 48 hrs. before procedure unless instructed by your physician.


  • If you have a history of herpes, warts, sunburned skin. Please do let the physician know.

  •  Stop applying any “irritating” skin products at least one day prior to treatment. 

  • AVOID laser treatments, waxing, bleaching, the use of depilatories, or microdermabrasion for 1 week before the procedure. 

  • Female patients should not wear any makeup/mascara, lotions, powders or perfumes on or around the areas being treated. Male patients can shave on the morning of their treatment but should not apply lotions or aftershave on or around the areas being treated.

Post Treatment

  • DO wash twice a day with a gentle cleanser and liberally apply a bland moisturizer after cleansing.


  •  DO NOT vigorously rub the skin, do not use scrubs.

  • Sun protection is critical. You should NOT have any sun exposure; wear broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. 

  • AVOID laser treatments, waxing, bleaching, the use of depilatories, or microdermabrasion for 1 week after the procedure. 

  •  Resume the prescribed cream and treatment as advised by physician.

  • Some patients might experience some edema (swelling) for up to a couple of hours. If the sunburned sensation continues after two hours, apply a cold pack.

  • AVOID swimming, sauna use for at least 1 days after the procedure. 

  • If you were instructed to take an antiviral medication, DO complete the prescribed course.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can affect both male and females of all ages.  The main characteristics of Rosacea are redness (erythema), facial flushing, and often visible broken blood vessels/capillaries (telangiectasia) on the face. It may also produce small, bumps (papules) and  pus-filled (pustules) on the cheeks, chin and forehead, often mistaken for acne.  These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while.

Who is not a good candidate for treatment?

Fotona’s rosacea-reducing treatments are not recommended for people who are potentially pregnant or who are experiencing contact dermatitis or active acne. People who are using Accutane, other photosensitizers, or products that increase blood flow such as warfarin, salicylic acid, or other vasodilators should also not take this treatment.

Is there any discomfort with treatment?

Fotona rosacea-reducing laser treatments are generally well tolerated with minimal discomfort. Patients can expect to feel heat and stinging during the treatments, with all pain sensations resolving immediately after treatments. Post-treatment risks for patients prone to hypermelanosis include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melisma, and possible skin discoloration.

How many treatments will I need?

Rosacea reducing laser treatments with Fotona are recommended every 6 weeks for up to 3 treatments. The final results can be examined 3 months after the final treatment session to monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatments.

Questions about this treatment?

Send us an email or give us a call and our medical aesthetic professionals will be happy to answer your questions