“Rosacea is a progressive disease that dramatically affects the facial skin.”
Symptoms can become quite noticeable and may include one or more of the following:
A persistent redness that looks like a blush
Knobby lumps on the nose
Thin red lines due to enlarged blood vessels
Rosacea develops slowly and may gradually worsen over time. However, with an effective treatment program, rosacea can now be controlled from the onset and prevented from developing further.
Who gets Rosacea?
Anyone from 20 to 70 years old may be affected.
Rosacea occurs most often in fair skinned men and women of British or Northern European origin, but is rarely seen in those of Asian or African heritage.
Women are more likely to get rosacea than men; however, men are more likely to experience rhinophyma (bulbous nose).
How does Rosacea progress?
In most people, the first sign of rosacea is rosy cheeks; the face gets red in patches and stays red – eventually redness doesn’t go away at all. Rosacea is a chronic condition. In most people symptoms come and go in cycles. These flareups are common.
What Aggravates Rosacea?
Certain things are known to aggravate or cause flareups of rosacea in some individuals.
- Exposure to sunlight
- Exposure to extreme heat, cold or wind
- Consumption of hot liquids, spicy foods or alcohol (especially red wine)
- Stress can make rosacea worse, as well as anything that elevates blood pressure or causes flushing or blushing.
Facial Veins can be treated with a laser to close off the dilated blood vessels.
How do I use my Medication?
Proper use of a medication is very important to the success of a recommended treatment. The length of time each medication is to be used and the specific directions for use will be determined by your doctor. If you have any questions on how to use your medication, you should consult your doctor. Often, doctors will prescribe two or more medications to be used at the same time. The following are some general guidelines for using various types of rosacea medication.
Topical Antibacterial Agents
The newest topical treatment is metronidazole water-based gel, which has been specially developed for rosacea It has proven to be highly effective in reducing the redness and pimples of rosacea, as well as reducing the dryness, stinging, burning and itching sometimes associated with this condition.
NEW TREATMENT FOR FACIAL VEINS
Now there is a new laser treatment for facial veins located on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. These lesions have an excellent response to the pulsed dye laser. Most importantly, the results are superior to other types of laser or conventional treatments.