Rosacea Treatment San Diego
Minor skin imperfections can impact how we feel about ourselves. Even minor redness brought on by Rosacea can bother since we are our own harshest critic. Rosacea is a common, chronic condition with symptoms characterized by red, or flushed face, cheeks, nose or chin. This disorder of the facial skin is triggered by alcohol, stress, spicy foods, exercise and extreme temperatures. Rosacea sufferers experience excessive redness on the face, neck and décolletage/chest and sometimes small, red, pus-filled bumps. This conspicuous condition is estimated to affect over 16 million people and most of them didn’t know about its signs and symptoms before being diagnosed. Skin is very sensitive and treatment options vary depending on the severity and extent of the symptoms. While there is no cure, we can provide a rosacea treatment San Diego. Examples of rosacea treatments include laser therapy and facial treatments.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect?
Sometimes people with mild Rosacea, self-diagnose themselves with acne, however, although symptoms resemble acne, the causes are very different. Our skin rejuvenation treatment has become a proven solution for relief of the symptoms of Rosacea. The technology we use allows blood vessels in the Rosacea lesions to be selectively heated and destroyed without damaging the surrounding tissue. It also works quickly. You may see improvement after your very first rosacea treatment San Diego.
What causes Rosacea?
The exact cause of Rosacea remains unknown and many who are affected by it are unaware of their condition. The first symptoms of Rosacea are episodes of skin flushing and redness. In cases where the condition progresses, the face looks like it has a constant blush or sunburn. Additional symptoms of facial Rosacea include the appearance of small red colored bumps or pimples that resemble acne and sometimes cause burning or stinging sensation. It is also quite common that the small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks swell up and become visible. As a chronic condition, Rosacea on the face is characterized by flare-ups and remissions. In severe cases, Rosacea causes skin thickening and textural changes, primarily on and around the nose, and may result in irritable, teary and dry eyes. While less frequent, Rosacea has also been known to affect the neck, chest, scalp and ears.
Who suffers from Rosacea?
Millions suffer from Rosacea, which affects all segments of the population, regardless of skin type or color. It is more common in persons of northern and western European descent with a fair complexion and research suggests it may be hereditary. Although it can appear at any age, it typically starts after the age of 30. While more women are diagnosed, men have more severe cases, probably because women seek treatment sooner.
How do we treat this condition?
With the laser, our treatment providers utilize a treatment program customized to your needs. Once the area is treated, the body begins its natural healing process.
What type of laser do we use?
Light-based Rosacea treatments use an optimized light device to target and clear the blood vessels under the surface of the skin that are responsible for Rosacea. This light energy is absorbed specifically by blood vessels, which shrink and collapse, reducing your Rosacea.
Is it painful?
Most people feel minimal discomfort during laser or IPL treatments.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people will see some improvement immediately. To achieve the best results, not one rosacea treatment San Diego but two or more treatments may be needed. Frequency depends on the severity of the spider veins and vessel areas.