In today’s world of feeling the pressure to have perfect, flawless skin, patients with rosacea are often frustrating and struggling to find answers. At Divine Laser & Anti-Aging MedSpa, we’re happy to offer our patients with the solutions they’ve been looking for. Let’s take a deeper dive into what rosacea actually is, what causes it, and how it can be treated to give patients the beautiful skin they deserve.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes the sudden appearance of small red bumps to appear around the nose, cheeks, and forehead. The bumps and redness caused by rosacea is not consistent, and often appears in what we call “flare-ups.” There are a few different types of rosacea, including:
- Subtype I. This mild form of rosacea is associated with redness, flushing and visible blood vessels around the face.
- Subtype II. Also known as papulopustular rosacea, this condition is often associated with acne-like breakouts in middle-aged women.
- Subtype III. This rosacea, also known as rhinophyma, will thicken the skin around the nose and is often accompanied by another subtype.
- Subtype IV. This rosacea, referred to as ocular rosacea, affects the skin around the eyes.
What Causes Rosacea?
Unfortunately, scientists are still unsure what the root cause of rosacea is. Whether its genetic factors or environmental risks, patients report getting more flare-ups when eating spicy foods, drinking hot beverages like coffee and tea, and eating foods high in cinnamaldehyde like chocolate and citrus.
How Can I Treat my Rosacea?
When it comes to treating your rosacea, there are many different options. We encourage our patients to consider medical spa treatments like the IPL Photofacial or Laser Genesis treatments in addition to their at-home skincare routine to get their ultimate results.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a light-based treatment that targets the damaged or hyperpigmented cells under the surface layers of skin, treating your redness at its source. These treatments are non-invasive and don’t require any downtime.
The Laser Genesis uses a new wave of non-ablative laser technology to gently resurface your skin and diffuse redness caused by rosacea. Unlike other laser resurfacing treatments, Laser Genesis treatments require a minimal recovery period of one to three days.
When it comes to taking care of your skin, your at-home routine can make all the difference. That’s why we encourage our patients to use medical-grade skincare products that are loaded with high-quality ingredients that won’t aggravate sensitive skin. Consider products from the Epionce® skincare line or ZO® Skin Health. Rozatrol® by ZO® helps reduce redness on your face with its amino acid complex and exclusive plant stem cell complex.
Do you still have questions about treating your rosacea? Contact us to set up your free one-on-one consultation with one of our expert staff members. In light of recent events, we are also happy to offer our patients free virtual consultations, so you can get your questions answered in the comfort of your very own home.