Rosacea is a frequently recurring skin condition and affects approximately 45 million people worldwide. Typically, rosacea affects fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50, and is more common in women than men (although men with rosacea experience more severe symptoms). While the exact cause is unknown, we do know that each sufferer will have different triggers that cause their rosacea to flare up.
Symptoms of rosacea vary. They can include general redness of the face, blushing or flushing easily, small visible blood vessels, thickened skin, a red nose, red bumps that sometimes contain pus, red cysts and/or irritated, red watery eyes. Although rosacea usually is a harmless condition, it can be difficult to control and may cause you to feel self-conscious about your skin, especially the sudden blushing. Many people will attempt to reduce redness with makeup, which can actually make the symptoms worse.
Facial redness is also very common, although generally not as severe a condition as rosacea. Most redness involves uneven skin tone that results from sun damage. Facial redness can also be the result of superficial dilated facial veins such as broken capillaries or spider veins.
Is There a Rosacea Treatment?
Guelph Laser provides several rosacea treatment options including laser treatment which can help target deeper or larger blood vessels. These treatments vary depending on how severe your rosacea symptoms are.
Laser Genesis is a treatment for rosacea and blushing that utilizes a comfortable, non-ablative laser to treat general diffuse redness. IPL Photorejuvenation uses intense pulsed light to reduce redness by treating symptoms like broken capillaries and flushing. Spider Vein Removalspecifically treats broken capillaries, especially on the nose. These treatments can be used either separately or in combination depending on your condition.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended to treat rosacea or to reduce redness as it can actually make your symptoms worse. However, HydraFacial is the new and improved alternative to Microdermabrasion and can actually help you keep your rosacea under control.
If you suffer from rosacea, blushing or general redness, contact us today to book your complimentary consultation and start feeling confident about your skin again.