Dermatolgists/Med spas/ Plastic Surgeons have various lasers to treat different skin conditions. I suffered from rosacea and had redness and broken capillaries and the IPL Laser made a huge difference. I encourage you to make an appointment for a FREE consultation. Most Dermatologists offer free consultations and they will direct you to the best laser for getting rid of your dark patches. I believe you can completely get rid of them with this kind of treatment. After laser treatments I strongly suggest that you invest in a botanically based skincare system. I have used Arbonne for two years now and my rosacea has never returned even without the medication prescribed for treatment of rosacea.