Rosacea is a chronic disorder that can often be life-disruptive. It appears primarily on the face, and is characterized by remissions and flare-ups.
Rosacea typically begins after the age of 30 and appears as redness on the cheeks, chin, nose, or forehead that comes and goes. Over time, the redness will become more persistent and deeper in color. Visible blood vessels may also appear. Should it be left untreated, pimples and bumps may develop, and in more severe cases, the nose may grow bumpy and swollen.
While rosacea can affect anyone, individuals with fair skin who tend to blush easily are thought to be in a higher risk group. While women are more frequently diagnosed, the more severe symptoms tend to appear in men.
There is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown; however, there are medical therapies and treatments that can alleviate the symptoms.
Light-based mild rosacea treatment can reduce Rosacea symptoms and provide clearer looking skin. It can also reduce the papules, pustules, and patches, as well as the swelling, inflammation and discomfort of rosacea.
These light-based treatments use pulses of light on the target areas to treat the blood vessels that cause the chronic redness. After these blood vessels are treated, the redness and rash will disappear. In addition, this procedure can also improve skin tone and diminish the appearance of broken blood vessels, as well as the skin breakouts associated with rosacea.
This type of treatment offers fewer side effects than oral medications or antibiotics. Light-based treatments can also offer quicker results than medications, again making it an alternative to creams or medications.
At The Skin & Vein Center, home of the most experienced Dermatologists in Michigan, we can provide relief and treatment for rosacea to help you gain clearer skin. Give us a call today at 800-400-VEIN to schedule an appointment.
As the most versatile Dermatologists in Michigan, we treat all dermatological conditions and perform everything from minor procedures like rash treatments to very advanced procedures including large excisions and MOHs surgery for skin cancer. We are also experts in vein treatment. We treat patients of all ages and we accept most insurances.
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