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Rosacea

Conditions Treated at Luminate Derm Spa

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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, visible blood vessels, and small red pus-filled bumps. This typically begins from the age of 30 years old with episodes of flushing and persistent redness, often resembling a sunburn. It will also occur on the neck, chest, nose, chin, and forehead. Rosacea can also lead to eye problems such as dryness, irritation, and in severe cases, vision issues.

The exact cause of Rosacea is not fully understood but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Certain food and beverages and sun exposure can trigger rosacea flare-ups as well as alcohol, hot and cold weather, emotional stress, and certain skincare products.

As there is no cure for Rosacea, various treatments are available to manage its symptoms.

Symptoms of Rosacea

Facial Redness (Erythema)

One of the hallmark symptoms of rosacea is persistent facial redness, often appearing as if you have a noticeable blush or sunburn. This redness typically occurs on the central part of the face, including the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. The redness may come and go, but over time, it can become more noticeable and widespread.

Visible Blood Vessels (Telangiectasia)

Small, visible blood vessels known as telangiectasia may develop on the affected areas of the face. These blood vessels are commonly referred to as spider veins due to their appearance. They can contribute to the overall redness and are a characteristic feature of rosacea.

Pimple-like Bumps (Papules and Pustules)

Rosacea can lead to the development of red, acne-like bumps on the skin. These bumps are known as papules and pustules. Unlike traditional acne, these bumps are not caused by clogged pores and are often more sensitive to touch. They can be mistaken for regular acne, but the treatment approaches differ.

Skin Thickening

In some cases, rosacea can lead to a thickening of the skin on the nose, a condition known as rhinophyma. This results in the nose taking on a bulbous and enlarged appearance. Rhinophyma is more common in men and is often associated with severe and untreated rosacea.

Eye Irritation (Ocular Rosacea)

Rosacea can also affect the eyes, leading to symptoms such as dryness, burning, itching, redness, and the sensation of having a foreign object in the eye. Ocular rosacea can sometimes occur independently or alongside

What Triggers Rosacea?

Certain triggers can start rosacea symptoms. Common triggers include exposure to sunlight, heat, cold wind, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, and certain skincare products.

Identifying and avoiding these triggers can help manage the condition and reduce symptom flare-ups.

How We Treat Rosacea at Luminate Derm Spa