Do you suffer from chronic redness or flushing of the face? Are there visible blood vessels on your forehead, nose, and cheeks? Do your eyes feel dry and irritated? These are some of the most common rosacea symptoms to watch out for and they are currently experienced by more than 15 million people in America.
Although there is no cure, yet, rosacea can be successfully managed with the help of an expert skin care consultant. There are many famous faces who suffer from this ailment and you’d never even know. Why? Because they’re using the right treatments to keep it under control.
Watch Sex and the City actress, Cynthia Nixon, talk about her experience with rosacea in the video below
What Exactly Causes Rosacea?
Before you even think it, you can forget about the idea that you did something to “bring it on”. The exact cause of rosacea hasn’t been identified, but it tends to occur more in people with a fair complexion, over 30 years old, and/or with a family history of rosacea. Symptoms can flare up randomly but treatment is essential to stop the condition from worsening, as this can result in irreversible skin damage. For example, rosacea can cause a thickening of the skin on the nose and this can eventually lead to a bulbous aesthetic.
What Can Trigger A Rosacea Flare-Up?
Rosacea affects everyone differently and to various degrees, and each individual will have their own specific triggers. However, learning what causes your rosacea to flare up is an important first step in symptom management. Some of the most common triggers include hot and humid weather, alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, hot drinks, sun exposure, stress, and even some medications. Identifying and avoiding these triggers will help to manage your flare-ups and decrease their frequency in the long-term.
How Can Laser Help?
Patients who suffer from rosacea can often become frustrated with the ineffectiveness and lack of treatment options available. Often, these patients are classed as impossible to treat and simply advised to avoid the sun and try a course of antibiotics or topical medications. However these are only temporary solutions to an issue that can have a dramatic effect on the self-confidence of the patient.
If you’ve been through the “standard” treatment options above, then it’s time to look at laser options. Laser is the most effective treatment option available for rosacea right now and it can dramatically minimize the appearance of veins – making that unwanted redness disappear. Compared to other treatments, laser can provide long-lasting results for the majority of patients.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Rosacea patients will usually see a massive improvement following their first treatment. We recommend a series of 2- 4 treatments to remove all veins and keep them under control for as long as possible. Once the patient is happy with the results, we will schedule a maintenance treatment 1-2 times a year. If patients have an ongoing and unavoidable exposure to the sun, they may need a few more annual maintenance treatments than others who can stay out of the sun during peak hours.
Let Us Help You Get Your Confidence And Clear Skin Back Today
Although rosacea cannot be cured, the appropriate laser treatment plan and skin care regimen can help you to control it successfully with minimal flare-ups. Wave goodbye to those red eyes and rosy cheeks by booking a consultation with one of our skin care experts at Lipstick Empire, Edmonton, on 1 (587) 523-5477. We can’t wait to hear from you!