If you deal with Rosacea, then you don’t need a description of what it is. At DermaTouch RN, we understanding how frustrating the condition can be.
What causes Rosacea?
Being a common disorder affecting the facial skin, neck, and chest, the cause of rosacea is not known. It comes on most commonly in between 30 and 50 years of age, though those younger and older can experience rosacea, as well. Females are more likely to be impacted compared to males, though the severity of the condition is worse when it does impact males. Further, people with fair skin are impacted more than those with darker skin tones.
There are three stages of Rosacea:
Stage 1: Recurrent blushing or flushing which can last from several minutes to hours.
Stage 2: Redness covers a large area of the face with possible pimples, slight swelling and pustules developing on the mid-forehead, chin, and nose. Prominent pores on the face can develop as the condition worsens.
Stage 3: Progressing to the third stage of Rosacea is uncommon, and when it does occur, it’s known as rhinophyma. This stage can be very disfiguring and is characterized by growth and swelling of the nose and central facial areas.
What triggers Rosacea?
Though it is not clear what causes rosacea, though there are some known triggers that tend to initiate it or make it worse, including:
-Alcohol, coffee, tea, spicy foods and hot foods can cause facial flushing, making Rosacea more noticeable.
-Sunlight triggers and can worsen Rosacea.
-Per the National Rosacea Society, emotional stress is the second most common trigger for Rosacea.
-Hot tubs, baths, and showers can trigger and worsen Rosacea.
How can Rosacea be treated?
At DermaTouch RN, we can treat Rosacea with the advanced technology of our 532nm Aura laser and Broad Band Light (BBL).
With these treatments, we can minimize the surface capillaries which minimizes facial flushing in the future. Depending on the severity of the condition, several treatments might be recommended (2 to 3 are common), though a noticeable difference can often be seen after just one treatment. As the body continues to build small surface capillaries, maintenance treatments will be required to keep the condition at bay.
For detailed information about these treatments, refer to the following treatment pages:
- 532 Aura Laser
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