Rosacea

redness on the face resembling acne


Signs and Symptoms


Overview

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Rosacea, or acne rosacea, is a skin disorder leading to redness and pimples on the nose, forehead, cheekbones, and chin. The inflamed pimples and redness of rosacea can look a great deal like acne, but blackheads are almost never present. It is a fairly common disorder with about one in every twenty Americans is afflicted with it. Rosacea is most common in white women between the ages of 30 and 60. When it occurs in men, it tends to be more severe and may eventually cause the nose to become red and enlarged (rhinophyma). Fair-skinned individuals and people who flush easily seem to be more susceptible to this condition.

laser-genesis-rosacea-bf2Rosacea becomes progressively worse in many of those affected. The real cause of rosacea is now thought to be a tendency to flush and blush in a person with sun damage. Sun damages the supporting fibers of the small blood vessels just under the surface of the skin, allowing the vessels to stretch out (become permanently dilated). The damaged blood vessels leak fluid when flushing occurs, resulting in blotchy red areas. Swelling occurs, but is not usually so prominent to be very visible. The first sign most people see are small red pimples and pustules (pus-filled whiteheads). The redness can come and go and may be tender, inflamed and sensitive to the touch. Later, the skin tissue can swell and thicken. Eventually the redness and swelling can become permanent.

Over time the capillaries become visible through the skin’s surface; these are called telangiectasis. They often start on the sides of the nose. In a fair, delicate skin predisposed to rosacea, anything that makes one flush will promote rosacea and telangiectasis. A person’s lifestyle and habits can be the skin’s worst enemy. The more blood vessels one has near the surface of the skin, the more one is likely to flush and stay flushed.

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Treatments


redness, large pores, uneven skin, scars

Laser Genesis

Laser Treatment

The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine-line wrinkles, diffuse excessive redness and help manage large pores, uneven skin texture, and scars.

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redness, Rosacea, brown spots, sun damage, Telangiectasia (tiny veins)

Limelight

Laser Treatment

The LimeLight IPL (intense pulse light) Facial is a non-invasive approach to skin rejuvenation using LimeLight. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage.

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Change Habits

Avoid harsh soaps, exfoliating creams, hot beverages, spicy food, alcohol (either topically applied or drinking in excess), excessive prescription steroids, physical and mental stress, extremes of weather, and hot baths. Controlling the flushing can allow one to control the rosacea, sometimes without using medication. Note that what aggravates one person’s rosacea may have no effect on another’s. Special attention needs to be made to your skin’s responses to these types of stimuli.

Products


CONCERN: redness, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, deepened expression lines

Anti-Aging Program (Redness)

Vivier Pharma

Revolutionary Anti-Aging Program that also reduces redness. This home care program calms, soothes, and reduces redness and, at the same time, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, aging skin, and expression lines. It’s the all-in-one anti-aging program that does it all.

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