What You Need To Know About Rosacea

Did you know that more than sixteen million women in America suffer from rosacea? This month, as we participate in Rosacea Awareness Month we are reminded of the frustrations and challenges rosacea sufferers face—especially without having much knowledge about the condition. While talking to a physician is always your best choice, it is also important to understand the symptoms, causes and treatments for skin redness. Here is what you need to know.

Symptoms
Besides persistent skin redness, other common symptoms associated with this condition are red bumps, eye irritation such as dryness and redness, and hot, tender skin. Sometimes, small blood vessels on your nose and checks can become visible and sometimes swollen.

Causes
The actual cause for rosacea is unknown, however, it can be affected by different hereditary and environmental factors. Common factors that can trigger rosacea and skin redness are sunlight, temperature extremes, stress, certain foods, and drugs that dilate blood vessels. Redness is common in fair-skinned women between the ages of 30 and 60—especially the ones with a family history of rosacea.

Treatments
Treatments for rosacea and redness depend on how severe the sin reaction is. We have developed various multi-tiered treatment protocols to address your specific rosacea symptoms and the underlying vascular disorder. With the advanced technology of lasers, we can treat redness and rosacea, and remove facial veins safely and effectively without scarring.

Our treatments include:

LASER GENESIS™

A safe laser treatment that smooths fine lines and scars, improves the texture of the skin, decreases redness and pore size with no downtime.

IPL / PHOTOFACIAL / BBL 

Erase brown spots, uneven texture, lines and wrinkles all with with no downtime.

PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY 

PDT using Levulan® improves skin texture and treats a variety of skin concerns, including Actinic Keratoses, age spots, discoloration, acne, pore size, and scars.

CURELIGHT 

FDA-approved phototherapy treatment used in combination with other treatments to reduce redness, rosacea, scarring, inflammation

For more information about rosacea, skin redness and how to alleviate and reduce the appearance of these conditions, call 614-796-4225 or click here to schedule a consultation with one of our care providers.

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