You don’t have to live with the symptoms of Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory facial skin condition that affects one in twenty people. Rosacea can worsen if left untreated.
Rosacea is described as facial redness and blushing that comes and goes, causing itching and burning breakouts, pimples, and enlarged blood vessels. The condition can also affect the eyes.
Although symptoms vary from one individual to another, common rosacea symptoms include:
- Constant redness due to enlarged blood vessels becoming visible
- Repeated blushing on cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose
- Dry skin
- Burning, itching, stinging sensation on the skin
- Breakouts and pimples (without blackheads)
- Bloodshot eyes
Who is Affected by Rosacea
Rosacea affects both men and women of adult age. First symptoms can appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Although this condition can develop in people of any skin type, those with fair skin seem to be more affected by it.
More severe cases of rosacea generally occur in men.
Causes of Rosacea
Although scientists cannot confirm what causes rosacea, they believe that it is due to a mixture of genetics and environmental factors. Other theories include:
- Low immune system
- Chronic sun exposure
- Skin mite
- Bacteria associated with gastrointestinal ulcers
It is important to note that, once the condition is present, certain factors will cause skin flare-ups. Therefore, limiting your exposure to triggers that cause skin inflammation, will help to naturally prevent rosacea symptoms.
Types of Rosacea
Rosacea types are defined by its four different levels of severity. Patients will most often start by developing a mild form of rosacea which may worsen over time.
This is a mild form of rosacea. Symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, and some occasional burning and itching of the skin.
In this moderate form of the condition, redness and breakouts are persistent. Appearance can be mistaken for severe acne.
This advanced form of rosacea affects the skin tissue around the nose. Tissues become thicken and bumpy, giving the nose and surrounding area an enlarged appearance. This form of rosacea most often affects men.
In addition to the skin tissue, ocular rosacea can affect the patient’s eyes, causing mild to severe symptoms. In extreme cases, ocular rosacea can cause vision loss.
Although rosacea may cause blemishes, pimples and breakouts, it is not a form of acne. Using acne creams or treatments may dry-out your skin and worsen the condition.
Although there is no cure for rosacea, a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and skin treatments will improve the condition. Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized skin care treatment program that will best suit you.
At Elna Esthetics, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments to our patients. With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained. Nevertheless, any treatment may still come with potential risks. We will provide you with complete information about possible treatment risks.
Many factors can aggravate the condition. Many doctors recommend that patients keep a journal to determine what causes rosacea to flare up. Common triggers include:
- Hot drinks
- Spicy foods
- Sun exposure
- Stress or anger
Why Chose Elna?
At Elna, our clients’ health and wellbeing are at the core of everything we do. We are more than Elna Esthetics. We are a network of healthcare centers of excellence, providing a wide range of care to Montrealers.
Our Montreal Esthetics Clinic is equipped with innovative, world-class devices that ensure that our clients get the safest, most effective treatments available. Our doctors are specialized and highly trained in various non-surgical, cosmetic procedures. They have years of experience and the knowledge required to provide you with the best recommendations.
At Elna Esthetics, we offer various proven treatments to skin care. Speak to our experts to find-out what treatment is right for you.
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