Rosacea is more commonly called adult acne but is actually redness and swelling on the face. Rosacea can also involve the forehead; chin; nose; ears; chest; and back.
Rosacea can create pustular formations on the cheeks, nose and chin, but no blackheads. In most cases, however, rosacea only affects the face causing pimples; thickening of the skin; redness and flushing; broken capillaries on the face; dry itchy eyes and even vision problems at times.
Rosacea does get worse over time with no treatment or intervention.
There are many types of rosacea such as ocular rosacea; phymatous rosacea; papulopustular rosacea; and erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.
What Causes Rosacea?
There is no known “cause” for rosacea but there are many “triggers” which cause it to flare up. Triggers can include some foods like dairy or spicy foods; stress; lack of sleep; heat; alcohol; and too much sunlight.
Treatments range with the severity of each case or breakout.
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What Are the Treatments for Rosacea?
There are topical medications; oral medications and laser treatments.
The most common treatment is oral medication and at times, laser. The laser treatment is meant for those patients with more severe cases. Laser treatment uses intense pulsed light to shrink the telangiectasia (visible blood vessels). This is performed in the office and has no downtime.
It is always recommended you consult with your dermatologist to determine the best treatment option for your rosacea!
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Excel V has the flexibility to treat superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.
We use the state-of-the-art pulsed dye Sclerolaser to treat a variety of vascular lesions. The pulsed dye Sclerolaser treats facial spider veins, leg veins, rosacea, scars, and stretch marks, as well as more complex problems such as port wine stains and hemangiomas.
If you would like to learn more about rosacea treatment, please call one of our specialists at a location near you.
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