Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea 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. 

 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 

Causes of 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. 

Cosmetic Treatments for Melasma

While treatment for rosacea can often include medication and an effective skin care plan, treatment can also include cosmetic procedures such as laser photorejuvenation. Photorejuvenation is a pulsed light treatment used to improve skin discoloration, blood vessels and overall tone. For rosacea, this treatment can help reduce visible blood vessels and redness that may result from the condition. 

See below to learn more about treating rosacea with laser photorejuvenation:  

Laser Photorejuvenation

Photorejuvenation is a pulsed light treatment used to improve rosacea, brown and red discoloration, sun freckles, blood vessels and overall tone. The most commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest and hands.

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