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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.

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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.

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

This is a mild form of rosacea. Symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, and some occasional burning and itching of the skin.

Papulopustular Rosacea

In this moderate form of the condition, redness and breakouts are persistent. Appearance can be mistaken for severe acne.

Rhinophyma Rosacea

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.

Ocular Rosacea

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.


Is Rosacea A Type Of Acne?

Is Rosacea A Type Of Acne?

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.

Is Rosacea Curable?

Is Rosacea Curable?

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.

Are Treatments Safe?

Are Treatments Safe?

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.

What Can Aggravate My Rosacea?

What Can Aggravate My Rosacea?

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
  • Alcohol
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress or anger
  • Exercise

Rosacea Treatment Options

Doctors can prescribe medication and other treatments to reduce the symptoms of rosacea. If you are experiencing symptoms of rosacea, consult a medical practitioner that can diagnose the condition.

To find-out which treatment could be right for you, book an appointment today.

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