Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by central face redness. There are 4 types of rosacea, with the most common type (1) being facial redness/flushing. Variants have different presentations such as:

  • pimple-like skin lesions – Type 2 rosacea otherwise known as Papulopustular rosacea – sometimes confused with Acne
  • skin deformities – Type 3 rosacea is known as Rhinophyma. Rhinophyma is when the nose becomes swollen and takes on a bulbous appearance
  • eye symptoms – Type 4 or ocular rosacea, where the eyes look bloodshot and tearful, and vision may be affected.

What causes Rosacea?

There is a strong genetic predisposition, but some external causes are known to cause or worsen rosacea as well. These include dietary as well as environmental triggers.

Symptoms of Rosacea include:

  • A flushed look and facial redness
  • pimple-like bumps on the face
  • visible blood vessels or “red-lines” known as telangiectasias

Rosacea is diagnosed clinically without the need for skin tests. This is a skin disease can be very troubling because of its cosmetic implications and also because of the discomfort facial flushing may bring about. Early treatment can bring the condition under control but recurrence of disease may happen if there is poor control of lifestyle factors.

Various Evidence Based Methods

The Veritas Method

Rosacea is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disease so it needs a holistic treatment approach with a focus on prevention. However, only relying on medication or skincare does not offer a treatment of the root cause of enlarged and prominent blood vessels – these are best treated with a proper vascular laser.

There are some lasers that masquerade as vascular lasers such as the gold toning/q-switch/picosecond lasers. These devices frequently like to boast that they are capable of treating everything, but the truth is that these lasers are not useful to treat blood vessels, and can even create more unwanted vessels! Rosacea laser treatment usually gives results from the very first session, even though there can be temporary side effects of mild irritation and treatment redness for the first few minutes to hours after proper treatment. If you find your condition worsening after your skin therapies, please contact proper medical professionals for help.

 

 

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