Rosacea

What It Is

Rosacea is a dermatologic, chronic condition where the patient has redness and flushing (erythema) on the central face and across the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. It affects men and women equally, causing redness, facial pustules, blemishes, and swelling in the affected areas. Other symptoms include inflamed blood vessels and blushing and flushing in the face easily. Rosacea seems to be more common in people with fair skin and the causes of rosacea are not fully understood. A number of factors, such as dairy products and spicy food, can further trigger symptoms. While there is no cure for the skin condition, there are a number of ways to relieve symptoms.

 When rosacea is first beginning to develop, the redness comes and goes. Due to prolonged sun exposure, you may also notice small dilated vessels on the skin. When the skin does not return to its normal colour, and when blemishes or enlarged blood vessels become more apparent, it is best to seek medical help. The condition is chronic and may last for years, does not resolve on its own, and symptoms can become more severe if left untreated

How It’s Treated

 Laser Treatments

  • Vascular Laser – The vascular laser is used to treat dilated blood vessels in patients who have rosacea. It works by targeting the hemoglobin in the blood, which is the red protein in blood cells, reducing the amount of redness in the affected area.

  • Photo Therapy – This concentrated light therapy treatment will boost circulation in the skin through the heat and light emitted by the device. It will bring more blood and nutrients to the affected area, which helps stimulate the production of collagen.

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