It is estimated that approximately 14 million people in America have Rosacea. Although this condition is treated by both medical and cosmetic means, it is important to understand all aspects of the condition in order to effectively control the symptoms. The symptoms of Rosacea can be mistaken for other conditions of the skin, or can be even masked by other diseases. Correct assessment and treatment by your Dermatologist as soon as symptoms appear is very important. Left untreated, the symptoms of Rosacea will become more severe. The sooner the symptoms are addressed, the better the chances of achieving good results from treatment.Rosacea symptoms:
- Persistent facial redness
- Visible blood vessels
- Bumps, pimples
- Burning, stinging, itching
- Possible swelling
- Hot Weather
- Spicy Foods
Once the condition has been treated medically, cosmetic treatments can be used to very effectively to reduce the visible signs of the condition such as facial redness and capillaries. PhotoFacial with AFT Pulsed Light is the cosmetic treatment of choice for this condition, and can be considered a wise investment in the long term outcome of Rosacea.
Appropriate skin care is essential for the management of Rosacea. Rejuvené Gentle Skin Care products are specifically formulated for this condition. The premier ingredient, Green Tea, not only provides a powerful antioxidant, but soothes and calms irritated and inflamed skin. A sunblock with SPF30 and Vitamin C is also included in this line, providing crucial protection from harmful rays of the sun.
There is no known cure for Rosacea. Even though it is considered a chronic and progressive disorder, there are many things that can be done to effectively control the signs and symptoms on a long term basis. The course of the disease is unpredictable and can vary in every individual. However, with proper treatment and the avoidance of certain factors, it is possible to enjoy long remissions of symptoms.
For additional information, see PhotoFacial with AFT Pulsed Light in the Treatments and Procedures menu, and Rejuvené Gentle Skin Care Products in the Medical Skin Care Products section of this website.
Once you have had a medical evaluation, we suggest you schedule a Skin Care Consultation in order to evaluate the degree to which cosmetic procedures can further reduce your symptoms.
To do so, please call (530) 342-8295.