YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory facial skin condition that affects one in twenty people. Rosacea can worsen if left untreated.
Rosacea is described as facial redness and blushing that comes and goes, causing itching and burning breakouts, pimples, and enlarged blood vessels. The condition can also affect the eyes.
Although symptoms vary from one individual to another, common rosacea symptoms include:
Constant redness due to enlarged blood vessels becoming visible
Repeated blushing on cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose (rhinophyma)
Burning, itching, stinging sensation on the skin
Small, red, and pus-filledBumps, Breakouts and pimples without blackheads (acne rosacea)
Dry skin, irritated, and swollen eyelids, known as ocular rosacea
Who Is Affected By Rosacea
Rosacea affects both men and women of adult age. First symptoms can appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Although this condition can develop in people of any skin type, those with fair skin seem to be more affected by it.
More severe cases of rosacea generally occur in men.
CAUSES OF ROSACEA
Although scientists cannot confirm what causes rosacea, they believe that it is due to a mixture of genetics and environmental factors. Other theories include:
Low immune system
Chronic sun exposure
Bacteria associated with gastrointestinal ulcers
It is important to note that, once the condition is present, certain factors will cause skin flare-ups. Therefore, limiting your exposure to triggers that cause skin inflammation, will help to naturally prevent rosacea symptoms.
TYPES OF ROSACEA
Rosacea types are defined by its four different levels of severity. Patients will most often start by developing a mild form of rosacea which may worsen over time.
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea - This is a mild form of rosacea. Symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, and some occasional burning and itching of the skin.
Papulopustular Rosacea - In this moderate form of the condition, redness and breakouts are persistent. Appearance can be mistaken for severe acne.
Rhinophyma Rosacea - This advanced form of rosacea affects the skin tissue around the nose. Tissues become thicken and bumpy, giving the nose and surrounding area an enlarged appearance. This form of rosacea most often affects men.
Ocular Rosacea - In addition to the skin tissue, ocular rosacea can affect the patient’s eyes, causing mild to severe symptoms. In extreme cases, ocular rosacea can cause vision loss.
Rosacea treatment begins with a skin consultation. During the consultation, our specialist will examine your skin, playing close attention to your concerns and will recommend the best treatment options based on individual clients needs. Rejuvenus Clinic is an expert in treating Rosacea.
IPL or BBL PHOTOFACIAL - A non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses intense pulse light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) therapy to accurately target broken capillaries, redness, and other flaws within the surface of the skin. It’s an ideal rosacea treatment because it can help address hyperpigmentation and intense flushing. During the procedure, your skin is exposed to quick pulses of light, which works by breaking down patches of melanin and results in a more even skin tone.
FOREVER YOUNG BBL - Another effective rosacea treatment. It harnesses the power of broadband light to address excess skin pigment (sun damage) or hemoglobin in blood vessels to treat facial redness and rosacea. This light-based therapy can be used to treat the most commonly damaged areas of the body exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.
MEDICAL GRADE SKINCARE - If you have been diagnosed with rosacea, your aesthetician will recommend using medical-grade skincare products for the safe and effective management of your symptoms. While drugstore skincare brands are generally formulated for people with normal skin, medical-grade skincare products have higher concentrations of beneficial ingredients designed to address specific skin issues. Experts have found profound benefits in using medical-grade skincare products containing green tea, feverfew, niacinamide, azelaic acid, and zinc or titanium oxide for rosacea treatment.
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
Is Rosacea A Type Of Acne?
Although rosacea may cause blemishes, pimples and breakouts, it is not a form of acne. Using acne creams or treatments may dry-out your skin and worsen the condition.
What Skincare Products are Appropriate to Use Rosacea?
The skin of many rosacea sufferers may be sensitive and easily irritated. Patients should avoid using any products that burn, sting or irritate their skin such as alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, and salicylic acid as well as astringents and exfoliating products. Sunscreens or sunblocks are important for rosacea patients, whose facial skin may be particularly susceptible to sun damage and consequent rosacea flare-ups. An SPF of 15 or higher is recommended, and physical blocks utilizing zinc or titanium dioxide may be effective if chemical sunscreens cause irritation.
Is Rosacea Curable?
Although there is no cure for rosacea, a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and skin treatments will improve the condition. Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized skin care treatment program that will best suit you.
What Treatment Is Best For Me?
Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized treatment program that will best suit you. Top priority is to identify the underlying causes of your acne, in order to find the best way of treati it. The signs and symptoms of rosacea vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must therefore be tailored by a specialist for each individual case.
What Can Aggravate My Rosacea?
Many factors can aggravate the condition. Many doctors recommend that patients keep a journal to determine what causes rosacea to flare up. Common triggers include: Hot drinks, Spicy foods, Alcohol, Sun exposure, Stress or anger, and Exercise
Are Treatments Safe?
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments . With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained.
In addition, rosacea patients are advised to identify and avoid lifestyle and environmental factors that may aggravate their individual conditions. Patients may also benefit from gentle and appropriate skin care, and cosmetics may be used to reduce the effect of rosacea on appearance.