Rosacea is a common skin disease, and it is estimated that more than 14 million people live with the skin condition. Though the most common signifier is redness of the face, it has other signs and symptoms. These include swollen or sensitive skin; dry, rough, or scaly skin; acne-like breakouts; and visible broken blood vessels. Rosacea can also affect the eyes, causing itchiness, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, and dryness, burning, or stinging. Because it is a chronic skin disease (there is no cure), it can reduce a person’s quality of life. Those who suffer from rosacea often experience feelings of embarrassment, frustration, worry, and low self-esteem. Furthermore, some may face work-related problems, anxiety, and depression due to rosacea.
Causes & Risk Factors
Although scientists are still trying to find out what causes rosacea, there are some known contributing factors. Those who have a family history of rosacea have a higher risk of developing the condition. Rosacea more commonly occurs in women than men – but men are more likely to have more severe forms of the skin condition.
Most people who develop rosacea fall under one or more of the following categories:
- Between 30 to 50 years of age
- Fair-skinned, often with blue eyes and blond hair
- From Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry
- History of severe acne
At DermaHealth, we treat rosacea with intense pulse light, KTP, or genesis laser therapy to decrease the extra blood vessels, thereby decreasing extra redness in the skin. Our treatments are noninvasive, with minimal downtime. Most people need a series of treatments to see results. We understand every individual is different. Our goal is to find the most effective treatment plan for your unique needs. Come in for a free consultation to explore your treatment options – we want to help you find the best approach to minimizing your rosacea symptoms.
We also offer Epionce, a medical-grade skin line that helps minimize rosacea symptoms. Epionce is formulated to help unleash the natural healing potential of your skin by counteracting destructive inflammatory factors while restoring your protective skin barrier. For more information on the benefits of this skin care line, visit our Epionce page.
It is important to note that decreasing the symptoms of rosacea with any treatment can be a process that takes a prolonged period of time to see results. Therefore, patience is necessary during the course of treatment. Although flare-ups of rosacea will occur, our hope and goal at DermaHealth is to decrease those symptoms in order to increase comfort.
For more information and to see if you are a candidate for our rosacea treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.