Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Hi there, I was wondering which wavelength is best for red cheeks caused by rosacea. I don’t have visible veins, just overall redness. Is the 532 or 1064 better? Will either of these wavelengths damage or burn my skin?
Generally, the 532nm is used for targeting superficial blood vessels, which is usually the main cause of redness in rosacea. The 1064nm is used to target deeper blood vessels, and sometimes can help with problems such as facial flushing. We can use a combination of both if required.
Also , most people who have rosacea tend to have fairer skin types, and fairer skin types are less likely to have problems or complications with laser procedures.