Rosacea

 

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We also use the 1064 Rejuvenation Laser at the Rosacea Laser Setting it will eliminate red, blue, or purple superficial facial spider veins.

We also use the Radiofrequency with IPL for the red blotchy areas and the flushing.

  • Flushing
    Many people with rosacea have a history of frequent blushing or flushing. This facial redness may come and go, and is often the earliest sign of the disorder.
  • Persistent Redness
    Persistent facial redness is the most common individual sign of rosacea, and may resemble a blush or sunburn that does not go away.
  • Bumps and Pimples
    Small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop. While these may resemble acne, blackheads are absent and burning or stinging may occur.
  • Visible Blood Vessels
    In many people with rosacea, small blood vessels become visible on the skin.
    To remove these blood vessels, Dr. Calderon will use the VariLite laser. VariLite affects the vessels within the skin and does not affect the surface skin.

Other Potential Signs and Symptoms

  • Eye Irritation
    In many people with rosacea, the eyes may be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, a condition known as ocular rosacea. The eyelids also may become red and swollen, and styes are common. Severe cases can result in corneal damage and vision loss without medical help.
  • Burning or Stinging
    Burning or stinging sensations may often occur on the face. Itching or a feeling of tightness may also develop.
  • Dry Appearance
    The central facial skin may be rough, and thus appear to be very dry.
  • Plaques
    Raised red patches, known as plaques, may develop without changes in the surrounding skin.
  • Skin Thickening
    The skin may thicken and enlarge from excess tissue, most commonly on the nose. This condition, known as rhinophyma, affects more men than women.
  • Swelling
    Facial swelling, known as edema, may accompany other signs of rosacea or occur independently.
  • Signs Beyond the Face
    Rosacea signs and symptoms may also develop beyond the face, most commonly on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Common and How to Manage Rosacea Symptoms

  • Culprit #1
    Avoid sun exposure, which adversely affects more than 80 percent of Rosacea sufferers. Minimize exposure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you do go out, use a UVA sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Physical sunscreens with zinc and/or titanium oxide are less irritating and work instantly.
  • Avoid Stress
    Expect the unexpected. Also, don’t try to do too much in a day.
  • Staying Cool
    Retreat to air-conditioning when temperatures rise.
  • Dress “Cool.”
    Keep it light, loose and topped with a broad-brimmed hat.
  • Stay Hydrated
    Drink plenty of cold liquids. You may also want to mist your face when you are outside in the heat.
  • The Spice Connection
    Steer clear of spices, hot drinks and foods that may cause you to flush.
  • Choose your Workout Time
    Early or late in the day is best, when it’s cooler outside.
  • Umbrellas in the Sun
    A must at the beach…anywhere without shade.
  • Keep Your Routine
    Don’t sporadically start and stop your treatment. Successful management of Rosacea only happens when you follow your treatment program.
  • Avoid Harsh Products
    Your skin care routine should consist of mild cleansing products and your prescribed topical medication. Don’t add scrubs or glycolic acids which will only irritate already sensitive skin.

Rosacea Treatments

Subtype 1: Facial Redness
 (Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea)

Rosacea sufferers typically experience flushing and persistent facial redness.

Small blood vessels may become visible in some patients, and stinging, burning, swelling and roughness or scaling may also occur.

 

Subtype 2: Bumps and Pimples
 (Papulopustular Rosacea)

In addition to persistent redness, bumps (papules) and/or pimples (pustules) are common in many rosacea sufferers.

Some patients may also experience raised red patches known as plaques.

Subtype 3: Enlargement of the Nose 
(Phymatous Rosacea)

Rosacea may be associated with enlargement of the nose from excess tissue, a condition known as rhinophyma.This may include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodules, which in rare cases may also develop in areas other than the nose.

 

 

 

Subtype 4: Eye Irritation
(Ocular Rosacea)
 

 

Rosacea affects the eyes in many patients, and may result in a watery or bloodshot appearanceirritation and burning or stinging.

The eyelids may also become swollen, and styes are common.

 

 

 

Acknowledgements: Patient photos were supplied by Dr. Joseph Bikowski, assistant clinical professor of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Jerome Z. Litt, assistant clinical professor of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University thru the National Rosacea Society.