Rosacea is so common these days. We see this concern on a regular basis and have developed an effective plan of action to improve this concern. This concern generally starts off with mild redness or blushing, and can spread from the nose and cheeks to the rest of the face and even the neck and chest.
Nothing announces the onset of middle or old age quite like Rosacea can. Rosacea is a persistent, inflammatory skin condition which usually affects the face, producing tiny red, pus-filled pustules.
This condition usually makes its appearance on the faces of individuals after the age of thirty where it makes its presence on the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead, and at times even on the chest and neck area.
Visible blood vessels can appear over time; furthermore the condition could come and go from time to time.
There are no quick fixes but a smart combination of deep skin cleaning; the right skin products for your skin as well as laser treatment will ensure that this condition has the correct treatment.
Rosacea does not only cause redness. Because of all the different signs and symptoms that this concern creates, it has been divided in four different categories:
- Facial Redness/Flushing and Visible Veins
- Redness accompanied with Acne-like breakouts
- Redness associated with Thickening Skin
- Rosacea affecting the eyes
In general, Rosacea affects the age group of 30 – 50 years of age. The lighter skin types generally have a bigger chance of developing Rosacea. Inheriting this concern is a possibility, especially if you have a family history of Rosacea. Woman is more likely to suffer from Rosacea, however when men get this concern, they get severe Rosacea.
The redness seen is because of inflammation of the blood vessels in these areas. Rosacea is often mistaken by being diagnosed for eczema, acne or some other skin allergy.
Signs and Symptoms
- Inflamed blood vessels
- Persistent redness
- Spots, papules and pustules
- Facial skin hyper-reactivity
- Facial swelling
Who and When do Individuals get Rosacea?
Individuals between the age of 30 and 50 years are more likely to get this condition. Individuals that are prone to acne or have family members with this condition are more likely to get Rosacea. Women often get it more than men, but men also get Rosacea. Light, fair skinned individuals are more prone to this condition, but all skin types may get this condition.
Caffeine, hot drinks, dairy products, spicy foods, sunlight, humidity, extreme temperatures, sunlight, stress, embarrassment, anxiety, hot sauna’s or baths, vigorous exercise, corticosteroids, some medications, acute and chronic medical conditions and alcohol can contribute to the trigger of this condition.
How to Treat Rosacea
We treat Rosacea patients every single day at the Dermology skin and laser clinic. It is a very common condition which is best treated when the early signs of rosacea start to appear. If you have rosacea or know of someone who has rosacea, BBL TM is such a wonderful tool to help the skin look and feel dramatically better. Dermology skin and laser clinic uses BBL TM (Broad band) light technology to successfully reduce redness, flushing and broken capillaries. On average, 4 treatments, spaced 2- 3 weeks apart are generally required to achieve a good result. Treatments take approximately 45 minutes. The patient will be flushed after treatment, but can resume normal activities and go back to work the next day.
Dermology treats Rosacea typically with the following procedures:
Sensitive Skin often shows fine texture and responds quickly to any hot or cold applications. This type of skin will damage quickly in the sun or wind.
Dermology treats redness with:
Veins Around Nose/Mouth/Cheeks
Small Veins around the nose corners are very common. Most people have it. In addition to pigmentation and damaged skin, veins can become visible on the skin.
Then we use the below procedure to improve the concern: