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Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common skin concern, mostly affecting women, but men can suffer from it as well. Usually affecting the face, it consists of a permanent redness or ruddiness to the cheeks, which is caused by visible blood vessels beneath the skin. This can also be accompanied by regular and persistent facial flushing, like blushing, but sometimes with a stinging or mild burning sensation accompanying the redness which causes discomfort for the sufferer. In those with rosacea, the quality of the skin’s surface is also compromised due to the vascular activity below, so skin can be poor in texture and rough.

For some people, the flushing or worsening of their rosacea, is caused by certain triggers, which become more apparent to the individual and are therefore usually avoided to try and reduce symptoms. Triggers include certain foods, especially spicy foods, and alcohol. For some people stress or anxiety can also be a trigger for their rosacea, as well as extremes of temperatures, particularly cold weather.

Rosacea is a vascular or vein-related skin concern and usually requires a combination of treatments to properly address it, depending on the severity. We may prescribe a professional medical skincare treatment such as Mirvaso Gel for you to use at home, as well as treatments in clinic such as Hydrafacials or AlumierMD skin peels to improve your skin quality. Our Vbeam Perfecta pulsed dye laser can also be used to treat the underlying blood vessels which are prone to flushing.

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