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What Treatments Can Address Rosacea?

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Most men and women blame acne for any redness or bumps that develop on their face. Unfortunately, acne is not always the cause of these issues. Rosacea is a chronic skin irritation that affects an estimated 14 million Americans, and like acne, results in facial redness, pustules, and inflamed blood vessels. Although the underlying causes of rosacea are unknown, doctors and dermatologists are sure of one thing: rosacea will not heal itself. Instead, it becomes more severe with time. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are several cosmetic treatments that can remedy the symptoms and allow you to take control of flare-ups.

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What Factors Lead to Rosacea Flare-Ups?

Rosacea can affect men or women of any age; however, fair-skinned women over the age of 30 are considered to be most susceptible to the persistent redness and flushing caused by the condition. Rosacea becomes apparent when capillaries near the surface of the skin begin to expand and a patch of tightly woven blood vessels develops that is reminiscent of a spider web or sunburn. While you are always at risk of developing this, most individuals do not show symptoms continuously. Instead, many rosacea-prone men and women develop noticeable redness when they come in contact with triggers such as stress, anxiety, hot foods or drinks, caffeine, spicy foods, extreme temperatures, wind, humidity, and medical conditions such as high blood pressure.

How Can Cosmetic Treatments Soothe Rosacea?

Facials

Facials offer some of the most significant benefits when it comes to soothing and rejuvenating rosacea-prone skin. The Circadia enzyme treatment for sensitive skin renews skin by eliminating superficial cells, breaking down keratin, and easing the extraction process, which can be uncomfortable for those with rosacea. The Circadia oxygen RX treatment also eliminates superficial cells and improves cellular renewal. This treatment uses oxygen to help control the concentration of bacteria on the skin. During this facial, the skin is cleansed and enzymes that help with inflammation are applied. This treatment is beneficial for all individuals with sensitive skin. The ENVIRON® Sensitive/Rosacea Facial uses a unique combination of vitamins, antioxidants, and growth factors to penetrate the skin so that rosacea flare-ups are a thing of the past. These treatments are most beneficial when they are repeated regularly. Monthly or bi-monthly treatments are ideal for rosacea patients.

Lasers

For individuals who are looking for a stronger solution, laser treatments may be beneficial. The excel V™ laser by CUTERA® revitalizes the skin and treats rosacea by using non-invasive, green laser light. The light energy works deep in the skin to stimulate collagen formation and rejuvenate sensitive skin. Some redness and swelling is associated with this treatment, as it targets the actual blood vessels. Intense Pulsed Light is another laser treatment available for rosacea. IPL relies on pulses of high-intensity light that is absorbed by the skin. This is a non-ablative laser, meaning that it can treat the signs of rosacea without causing damage to the surface of the skin. We also offer Laser Genesis™ by CUTERA®, which helps to shrink pores, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and calm facial redness without extended downtime or discomfort. This option is perfect to combine with our facials for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

If you are tired of rosacea symptoms, cosmetic treatments can help. Contact the Spa at Spring Ridge by calling (610) 880-8265 or by filling out our online contact form to learn more.