It’s not uncommon for rosacea to be confused with adult acne because it causes small, raised bumps on the surface of the skin. The major difference is that rosacea doesn’t cause blackheads and whiteheads.
Several undesirable symptoms are linked to this condition, and the most well-known symptom is redness of the skin. Rosacea can also cause your skin to become dry, itchy and irritated. Researchers haven’t been able to isolate a specific cause for rosacea, but most experts believe it’s caused by environmental factors or genetics.
What Treatments are Available?
If you’re looking for ways to get rid of this skin condition, you’ll find several different treatment options to choose from. However, you should also know that there is no permanent cure for rosacea. The treatments aim to minimize the symptoms.
By seeking treatment, you can get relief from the irritation and discomfort, and it will be much easier to keep the symptoms under control. Unfortunately, many OTC creams and lotions offer minimal improvements, and if you want the best results, you’ll need to consider other treatments.
A popular procedure for rosacea is laser therapy. This procedure can significantly reduce the symptoms caused by the condition. Depending on your needs, there are different lasers that can improve your skin and reduce symptoms.
What About IPL Photorejuvenation?
Intense pulsed light is the technology behind this treatment option, and it can be used as a non-invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation. Despite the name, this procedure doesn’t use a laser, and with the help of intense pulsed light, the treatment can penetrate the surface layer of your skin and target the blood vessels that cause rosacea.
When you’re finished with this procedure, you can expect toned, smooth skin, and you should notice a significant decrease in skin redness. Some patients don’t like lasers or lights and prefer surface treatments. A great example of this is the HydraFacial®.
Treating Your Rosacea Symptoms
This skin condition is characterized by blushing and flushing, and it’s caused by veins in areas of the body that have been exposed to the sun. It commonly affects the chest, neck and face, and the condition can develop within men and women.
If you have rosacea, there is good news in that there are various treatments available that can minimize the symptoms. Make an appointment at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre so that our team can come up with a customized treatment for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Guelph.