Treatments for Rosacea and Skin Redness
Has anyone ever told you that you looked hot? Whilst that may be flattering in some circumstances if you suffer from rosacea or redness then you may be more embarrassed than flattered.
Many men and women suffer from rosacea otherwise known as redness and swelling on the face. Rosacea may be begin as blushing but can progress to persistent redness on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. There may be broken blood vessels causing redness on the skin surface. To date, it is not known what causes rosacea but there are many things that aggravate the condition ranging from spicy foods, sun exposure, alcohol, coffee and stress.
To see if rosacea treatments are right for you book your appointment with BC Laser and Skin Care Clinic by calling 604 580 2464. BC laser has been providing rosacea treatments in Surrey to clients from all across Vancouver, White Rock, Langley, Delta and Coquitlam for over 10 years.
Rosacea treatments can range from simple antibiotics to laser resurfacing treatments.Oral antibiotics are one form of rosacea treatment. Oral antibiotics are thought to reduce inflammation and particularly help the flushing effect seen in rosacea. Oral antibiotics that are used for Rosacea treatment include tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline. These oral antibiotics for not recommended for long term use in the treatment for rosacea. These rosacea treatment antibiotics do produce side effects and are most likely to be prescribed until your symptoms are under control. It is mostly like that you would then switch to lifestyle changes, topical medications and laser and light treatments to keep flare ups away.
Metronidazole is a topical antibiotic gel that can be used in rosacea treatments. Metronidazole is said to be a safe and effective treatment, but a few side effects have been reported such as a burning, stinging and dryness of the skin. Hydrocortizone can also be used in rosacea treatments although it is not recommended by many physicians as it can cause thinning of the skin and make symptoms worse.
Skin care creams that are pharmaceutical grade, such as Prescribed Solutions, can be customized with rosacea boosters are used by BC Laser and Skin care clinic in their treatment of rosacea as part of a combination treatment usually involving creams as well as lasers as part of the rosacea treatment.
Lasers are the treatment of choice for rosacea as they treat the redness and flushing associated with rosacea. Laser rosacea treatments are also effective for treating tiny blood vessel that become enlarged (telangietasis).
Lasers such as the Nd: Yag , the pulsed dye and other lasers are used to treat rosacea. Thickened skin on the cheeks and nose can be treated with lasers such as the erbium or Fractionated CO2. Although most people will see a difference after one laser rosacea treatment , several sessions of laser treatments may be necessary to complete the treatment. Sun avoidance and using a strong sunscreen following rosacea treatments are essential and can keep the visible blood vessels at bay for many years.
Cosmetic Treatments for Rosacea:
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin Care products
- Peel Treatments
- Photofacial treatments
- Laser Peels
- Fractionated CO2 laser
Note: Procedure results may vary from patient to patient.