Rosacea Treatment & Prevention

Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) is a common skin disease. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people.

The redness can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be red all the time. Treatments such as antibiotics or anti-acne medications can control and reduce symptoms. Left untreated, it tends to worsen over time and some may experience it their whole lives. 

The exact cause of rosacea is still unknown. However, the basic process seems to involve dilation of the small blood vessels of the face. Environmental factors such as sunburn, demodicosis, flushing, and certain medications, as well as emotional factors can also play a role.

Subtypes

Rosacea can cause more than redness. There are so many signs and symptoms that rosacea has four subtypes:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  2. Papulopustular: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
  3. Phymatous: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.  

With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face.

Fortunately we now have great treatments available to treat all subtypes and the sooner you begin treatment the better your outcome will be. Forever Young BBL is a great solution for treatment. Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light) is a light-based device that changes the RNA gene expression of skin back to its youthful characteristics. Specialist can now accomplish dramatic improvements with the use of BBL therapy, with little or no downtime and with very minimal discomfort. For patients with rosacea, the treatment reduces the overall redness, flushing and tiny blood vessels associated with the condition. Many patients see improvement in breakouts and are also able to decrease or discontinue their medications.

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