The main symptoms of rosacea include red or pink facial skin, small dilated blood vessels, small red bumps sometimes containing pus, cysts, and pink or irritated eyes. Many people who have rosacea may just assume they have very sensitive skin that blushes or flushes easily.
Rosacea is considered a long term incurable skin condition with periodic ups and downs. Rosacea characteristically involves the central region of the face, mainly the forehead, cheeks, chin, and the lower half of the nose. It is most commonly seen in people with light skin and particularly in those of English, Irish, and Scottish backgrounds. Rosacea is not considered contagious or infectious.
What causes rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, although a number of possible factors have been suggested, including abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face and a reaction to microscopic mites commonly found on the face.
Although they are not thought to be direct causes of the condition, several triggers have been identified that may make rosacea worse. These include:
- exposure to sunlight
- strenuous exercise
- hot or cold weather
- hot drinks
- alcohol and caffeine
- certain foods, such as spicy foods
We treat the redness and broken veins of Rosacea with our medical graded VPL. Our trained aestheticians use the UltraPulse Variable Pulsed Light (VPL) to treat the small veins and red spots that often accompany rosacea. VPL uses light energy that absorbs the blood vessels and removes them naturally. A side benefit is the VPL also stimulates the body to produce more collagen, which results in a smoother texture, smaller pore size and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. You can bring your rosacea under control and look younger in the process!
The small pulses of light feel like small rubber bands snapping – the laser procedure is virtually painless, non-invasive, and non-surgical. Although you will see a difference after your first laser treatment, a series from 3 – 5 may be needed to totally bring the condition under control.
Before & Afters at Skinsational