April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and here at VIP Laser, we are dedicated to helping those who suffer from rosacea. More than 3 million people are diagnosed with rosacea every year. With there being no cure for rosacea, a lot of people are left wondering what they can do to lighten the appearance and effects of rosacea. Luckily, we have a few solutions that can help you lighten your rosacea.
WHAT IS ROSACEA?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects the face. Rosacea causes facial flushing, irritated skin, and pimples. Rosacea can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, neck, head, ears, eyes, and chest.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
The most common symptom of rosacea is redness on the cheeks, nose, and chin. However, some other symptoms you may get are:
- Burning and stinging skin
- Rough and dry skin
- Face swelling
- Large pores
- Broken blood vessels (spider veins)
- Bumpy skin
- Acne-like breakouts
- Sensitive skin
- Redness and swelling in the eyes
HOW TO TREAT ROSACEA
Although rosacea does not have a cure, there are many ways to lighten its appearance of rosacea. The first step in lightening the appearance of rosacea is by having the right skincare routine and using the right products. The second step in lightening your rosacea is by doing one treatment a month.
PRODUCTS TO TREAT ROSACEA
Some of the products that we recommend you should include in your skincare routine if you suffer from rosacea are:
For more information on these products, or to purchase them, you can click on their links!
TREATMENTS FOR ROSACEA
Some of the treatments that you should try if you suffer from rosacea are:
- IPL Photofacial
- Fotona Laser for Rosacea
The IPL Photofacial is also known as Intense Pulsed Light. It is a light therapy that releases light throughout the skin. What this does is penetrate the second layer of your skin (dermis) without harming the first layer (epidermis).
When these pulses of light are emitted, the pigment and red blood cells in the skin absorb it. This causes heat to be generated, which destroys the unwanted pigment. This activates the skin’s natural healing process without damaging the skin’s dermal tissue. When your skin begins to repair itself, it will produce proteins such as collagen and elastin.
Fotona Laser for Rosacea
The Fotona Laser is an Nd: YAG laser that helps treat vascular damage on the surface of the skin. The laser uses the Long Pulse (LP pulsation) setting to target red and purple pigment in the blood vessels of the skin. Once the laser targets the vessels, the energy from the laser coagulates the blood vessels making them smaller and less visible.