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Rosacea & Acne

[bt_quote style="box" width="0"] Rosacea is a skin condition that affects parts of your face which include facial flushing, facial redness, spots, thickening of your skin, and eye problems such as dry eyes and sore eyelids.[/bt_quote]

[bt_accordion width="0" active_first="yes" icon="plus-square-1"] [bt_spoiler title="Definition" icon="list"] Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, pimples, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne,” rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area.

When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Small dilated vessels also may be present due to prolonged sun exposure. However, when the skin doesn’t return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it’s best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.

About 50% of people with rosacea have eye involvement (ocular rosacea). Some rosacea patients experience burning and grittiness of the eyes, a common condition known as conjunctivitis. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to more serious eye problems. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" How to Recognize Rosacea?" icon="list"]Small red bumps, some of which may contain pus, appear on the face. These may be accompanied by persistent redness and the development of many tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin. In more advanced cases (in men), a condition called rhinophyma may develop. The oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title="Who is at Risk for Rosacea?" icon="list"] Fair skinned adults typically between the ages of 30 and 60 may develop rosacea. Since it may be associated with menopause, women are affected more often than men and may notice an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics. An occasional tense moment also may trigger flushing. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" What triggers Rosacea?" icon="list"] -- Avoid triggers, including: hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed. Although alcohol may worsen rosacea, the condition may be just as severe in someone who doesn’t drink; thus rosacea has been unfairly linked to alcoholism.
-- Practice good sun protection. Seek shade when possible and limit exposure to sunlight, wear hats and use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 30 or higher; reapply every 3 hours.
-- Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures which may exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea. Exercise in a cool environment. Do not overheat.
-- Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
-- Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol. Use hair sprays properly, avoiding contact with facial skin.
-- Keep a diary of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products, activities, medications or other triggering factors. [/bt_spoiler]

[bt_spoiler title="Laser Treatment" icon="list"] Lazer Genesis is the latest technology using long pulsed NdYag wave length. Because of its effect on skin vasculature it helps in reduction of redness and eruptions of Rosacea. There is no downtime and it is a comfortable treatment with excellent safety profile in all skin types. A minimum of four sessions are required at an interval of 1-2 weeks and a Maintenance session maybe required once every two months.[/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" Pre- and Post-Procedure Instructions" icon="list"] -- Stop medicated creams 3 days before and after the procedure.
-- Avoid contact with water for the next 6 to 8 hours after the procedure.
-- Follow sun protection measures and regular use of sunscreen with minimum spf 30 daily.[/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" Are there any side effects?" icon="list"]Typical side effects of laser based rosacea treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which may last a few days. Other possible side effects include blistering, prolonged redness, bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of skin color, and removal or lightening of freckles. There is a risk of incidental hair reduction or hair removal in the treated areas. Rare but possible side effects include scarring. Your treatment provider can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you.[/bt_spoiler][/bt_accordion]

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects parts of your face which include facial flushing, facial redness, spots, thickening of your skin, and eye problems such as dry eyes and sore eyelids.

Definition
Rosacea is a common skin disease that causes redness, pimples, and swelling on the face. Often referred to as “adult acne,” rosacea frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. It may progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. With time, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area.

When rosacea first develops, the redness may come and go. Small dilated vessels also may be present due to prolonged sun exposure. However, when the skin doesn’t return to its normal color, and when other symptoms such as pimples and enlarged blood vessels become visible, it’s best to seek advice from a dermatologist. The condition may last for years, rarely reverse itself, and can become worse without treatment.

About 50% of people with rosacea have eye involvement (ocular rosacea). Some rosacea patients experience burning and grittiness of the eyes, a common condition known as conjunctivitis. If this condition is not treated, it can lead to more serious eye problems.
How to Recognize Rosacea?
Small red bumps, some of which may contain pus, appear on the face. These may be accompanied by persistent redness and the development of many tiny blood vessels on the surface of the skin. In more advanced cases (in men), a condition called rhinophyma may develop. The oil glands enlarge causing a bulbous, red nose, and puffy cheeks. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks.
Who is at Risk for Rosacea?
Fair skinned adults typically between the ages of 30 and 60 may develop rosacea. Since it may be associated with menopause, women are affected more often than men and may notice an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics. An occasional tense moment also may trigger flushing.
What triggers Rosacea?
-- Avoid triggers, including: hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed. Although alcohol may worsen rosacea, the condition may be just as severe in someone who doesn’t drink; thus rosacea has been unfairly linked to alcoholism.
-- Practice good sun protection. Seek shade when possible and limit exposure to sunlight, wear hats and use broad spectrum sunscreens with SPF of 30 or higher; reapply every 3 hours.
-- Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures which may exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea. Exercise in a cool environment. Do not overheat.
-- Avoid rubbing, scrubbing or massaging the face.
-- Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol. Use hair sprays properly, avoiding contact with facial skin.
-- Keep a diary of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products, activities, medications or other triggering factors.

Laser Treatment
Lazer Genesis is the latest technology using long pulsed NdYag wave length. Because of its effect on skin vasculature it helps in reduction of redness and eruptions of Rosacea. There is no downtime and it is a comfortable treatment with excellent safety profile in all skin types. A minimum of four sessions are required at an interval of 1-2 weeks and a Maintenance session maybe required once every two months.
Pre- and Post-Procedure Instructions
-- Stop medicated creams 3 days before and after the procedure.
-- Avoid contact with water for the next 6 to 8 hours after the procedure.
-- Follow sun protection measures and regular use of sunscreen with minimum spf 30 daily.
Are there any side effects?
Typical side effects of laser based rosacea treatment include temporary redness, as well as itching and swelling at the treatment site, which may last a few days. Other possible side effects include blistering, prolonged redness, bruising, peeling, rash, lightening or darkening of skin color, and removal or lightening of freckles. There is a risk of incidental hair reduction or hair removal in the treated areas. Rare but possible side effects include scarring. Your treatment provider can provide individualized information on potential side effects with you.