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Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face. Sometimes, small pus-filled reddish bumps are also present. The condition can flare up and last for several weeks then disappear for long periods of time. In some cases, rosacea is mistaken for acne. It can appear in anyone but rosacea is more likely to occur in women with light skin who are middle-aged. While there is no cure, it can be treated and its symptoms reduced.

Signs and Symptoms of Rosacea

The signs and symptoms to look for with rosacea can vary. Common signs include:

  • Persistent redness in the center of the face
  • Swollen and visible blood vessels on the nose and cheeks
  • Dry and irritated eyes
  • Enlarged nose caused by thickening skin

What Causes Rosacea?

There is no known cause of rosacea and it is not caused by poor self-care or hygiene. There may be genetic and environmental triggers at play. Additional factors that can cause flare-ups of rosacea include:

  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Extreme temperatures or weather
  • Sunlight and wind
  • Stress or strong emotions
  • Exercise
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Cosmetics

Risk factors for the condition include a genetic history, being female, having lighter skin, having sun damage, smoking and being over the age of 30.

Before and After Photos

AFTER 3 TREATMENTS TO LOWER FACE WITH IPL/VARILITE Rosecea Before After IPL VariLite 01

AFTER 3 TREATMENTS TO LOWER FACE WITH IPL/VARILITE Rosecea Before After IPL VariLite 02

AFTER 3 TREATMENTS TO LOWER FACE WITH LIMELIGHT IPL LimeLight Excel Photorejuventation Rosacea Before After 01

How Rosacea is Treated


There are a number of ways to treat rosacea that can help reduce the severity of its symptoms, including:

Non-prescription recommendations: Flares of rosacea are often associated with certain environmental factors including alcohol, spicy foods, sun exposure, heat, irritating topical products, stress or embarrassment. It is important for the patient to be mindful of their personal triggers and to avoid them in order to minimize flares.

Topical treatments: Topical medications can reduce inflammation and bumps. There is also a topical medication that can provide for temporary relief of redness and flushing.

Oral treatments: Oral antibiotics can decrease inflammation and therefore minimize the redness and bumps.

Laser treatments: There are different laser treatments that work to alleviate both diffuse redness and focal broken blood vessels.

PDL

PDL, or pulse dye laser, is a laser treatment used in dermatology to treat blood vessels in the skin. Learn More

Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria. Learn More

Photofacials

Photofacials use IPL light treatment to affect and improve the appearance and condition of skin. Learn More

Oral and Topical Medications

Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications. Learn More

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