What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by persistent red patches/flush on the face. Bumps resembling acne may be present, leading some doctors to describe the condition as acne rosacea. Increased sensitivity, including strong reactions to internal or external changes in temperature ranging from stress, exercise or hot food to cold winter air.
Left untreated, rosacea can worsen to almost constant inflammation and red to bluish purple surface capillaries across most of the face.
What Causes Rosacea?
One of the main reasons there have been problems finding a cure for rosacea is that no one knows, or doesn’t agree on, exactly what causes it. Regardless of the cause, many factors that can make rosacea worse. Anything causing a rush of blood to the face is an issue.
- Sun exposure
- Hot Climates
- Heavy or strenuous exercise
- Emotional stress
- Certain cosmetic ingredients and fragrances
- Topical steroid creams and other topical medications that can thin the skin
- Spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine (especially from hot beverages like coffee)
How can Rosacea be treated?
Yes, at Rejuvent we can show you what to do for Rosacea. Some of the treatments include Fotofacial IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which can improve redness, flushing and dilated vessels. Levulan PDT with Fotofacial also produces great results.
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