“No, I’m Not Blushing!” – Taking the Bloom off of Rosacea
Noticeable skin conditions can often make us feel embarrassed or self-conscious. While individuals’ skin types vary, a disorder known as Rosacea can cause mild to severe redness on the face. As a matter of fact, if you do have Rosacea, you’re not alone as there are 16 million Americans who are affected by this poorly understood condition.
Rosacea commonly affects the face and causes redness and flushing on the nose and cheek area, typically implying you just finished a workout or you have a cold. People with Rosacea are often questioned and left feeling discouraged over the redness. Other symptoms can include pimples or visible blood vessels.
Unfortunately rosacea is a chronic condition without any cure. However, there are three categories of cosmetic treatments that can help alleviate the symptoms of Rosacea. Any single treatment may help, but by employing a combination of treatment greater success can be achieved in suppressing this medical condition:
- Photofacial – This treatment directs short pulses of light onto targeted areas to collapse and diminish broken capillaries and redness.
- Laser Vein and Vessel Removal – Reduce the appearance of larger unwanted vessels with this minimally invasive treatment. Laser energy targets the veins and vessels delivering treatment through a series of pulses.
Professional Skin Care Regimen – A variety of premium skin care treatments and products are available based on desired outcomes.
Oral Medications – A number of prescription medications are available to help relieve the symptoms of rosacea. Most of these must be prescribed by a medical professional.
In addition, tips to reduce inflammation without treatment include avoiding cold weather, spicy foods, emotional stress and heat.
Don’t let Rosacea take the bloom out of your day! Book a consultation to discuss your options with our well-versed medical staff here at Elevate Medical Spa & Cosmetic Surgery. We care about helping you put your best face forward.