Redness and rosacea is a more common experience for many people than we might think. This persistent skin condition can be difficult to hide or control, especially since symptoms tend to worsen with age. Thanks to advances in skin care technology, there are now treatment options available to reduce the symptoms of this condition. Contact the experts at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics to see if rosacea treatments are right for you.
The most common symptoms are redness in the face, eye problems, an enlarged nose. Often the skin can become bumpy and broken blood vessels can show through the skin, most prominently on the nose. The symptoms can recur, fading after a week and then return the next month or longer. With aging and lifestyle choices, the symptoms can become more chronic. Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics is using the latest innovative treatments for lessening the severity of vascular lesions such as rosacea.
Additional symptoms are:
- painful swelling and redness of the eyes
- burning sensations on the skin-types
- a bulbous nose
- expansion of the pores
- visibly broken blood vessels on the eyelids
- severely dry and rough patches of skin
Causes of Redness and Rosacea
While the genetic factor plays a role through a fair complexion, other causes can be more specific and personal to each individual, such as whether rosacea runs in the family. If, for instance, a parent or a grandparent had the same condition, doctors believe that it can be the result of circulatory issues–the widening of blood vessels due to over-exposure to the sun. Other causes are:
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Consuming hot drinks and spicy food
- Drugs that widen the blood vessels
- Extended exposure to sunlight or wind
Treatment for Redness and Rosacea
At Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics, we use the latest in laser technology for skin conditions caused by vascular lesions, such as rosacea. The laser heats up the blood vessel to destroy the lining, causing the blood to flow through vessels that are deeper in the skin. From there, the body will naturally remove the damaged blood vessel, leaving you with clearer skin.
While most people notice a reduction in redness, results will vary based on the person and their response to the treatment. Some people may need additional treatments for the best results.
If you are ready to address your rosacea, our staff is ready to help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at Derm.ca Dermatology & Esthetics in Calgary.