Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition where facial blood vessels enlarge, causing redness of the face. The condition affects about 14 million Americans, mostly adults between the ages of 30 and 60 who have fair skin. Rosacea commonly affects more women than men and often causes small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules that are sometimes mistaken for acne.
Rosacea symptoms include:
- Dry or oily skin
- Swollen blood vessels
- Dry or puffy eyes
- Itchy or bulbous nose
- Red face and/or nose
Signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of just a few weeks or last several months before disappearing. It’s unknown what causes Rosacea, and it tends to be aggressive when left untreated, growing worse as time progresses. It is not life threatening, but it can affect your appearance and self-esteem.
Rosacea is incurable but various Rosacea treatments exist to reduce the severity of symptoms. Treatments vary from antibiotics to over-the-counter, self-care items. Rosacea treatments include:
- Anti-acne medication
- Light therapy
- Vitamin A derivatives
- Topical antiseptics
- Laser therapy
It’s best to consult your primary care provider or a dermatologist to determine what treatments will work best for you as the severity of symptoms vary from person to person. A physician or dermatologist will document the history of your symptoms and perform a physical examination. Other tests such as acne, eczema or psoriasis tests may be conducted to rule out other skin conditions that have similar symptoms.
Although Rosacea isn’t curable, new treatments for Rosacea continue to evolve, undergo testing and develop over time.
Rosacea Treatments with The Vein Doctor
The Vein Doctor is at the forefront in advancing the field of Rosacea treatment, developing new technology to effectively treat and reduce tenacious Rosacea symptoms. The Vein Doctor utilizes ELOS, a new technology that combines two energies – bipolar RF and optical light, to eliminate the visible symptoms of this condition. Most people experience no side effects at all, though a few exhibit some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin. Treatments require no patient recovery time.
The Vein Doctor specializes in Rosacea and vein treatments utilizing a variety of non-surgical, facial rejuvenation procedures to both eliminate wrinkles naturally and alleviate Rosacea symptoms. With the Vein Doctor’s amazing team, you can alleviate your Rosacea symptoms and regain your confidence with a complexion others will envy.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation concerning our Rosacea and vein treatments.