Know more about Rosacea

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Know more about Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects millions of Americans. It causes redness, swelling and pimples on your face. It can be confused or an allergic reaction, acne or other skin problems. There is no cure but, extensive research has enabled doctors to come up with ways to treat rosacea by minimizing its symptoms? Le Belle Vie in Draper, Utah is the best place for laser treatment for rosacea.

There are four subtypes.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR)

This subtype is associated with facial flushing, redness and visible blood vessels. Symptoms include.

  • Dry, rough, and scaly skin
  • Swollen skin
  • Visible broken vessels
  • Sensitive skin
  • Burning and sting skin

Papulopustular (or acne) rosacea

Subtype two which is affiliated with acne-like breakouts. It’s common among middle aged women. Symptoms include.

  • Oily skin
  • Raised patches of skin
  • Red skin and acne-like breakouts
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Sensitive skin

Rhinophyma

This a rare form of rosacea that affects men and is often another subtype. It’s associated with thickening of the skin on the nose. Symptoms include.

  • Large poles
  • Visible blood vessels that are broken
  • Bumpy skin texture
  • Thick skin on the nose, chin, forehead, ears and cheeks

Ocular rosacea

Ocular signs and symptoms are centered on the eye. They include.

  • Cysts on the eye
  • Dry itchy eyes
  • Diminished vision
  • Broken blood vessels on the eyelids
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Sensitive eyes to light

  • Gritty feeling in the eye

What causes rosacea?

The cause of rosacea has not yet been determined. However, it has been suggested that it could be due to a combination of environmental and hereditary factors. Some of the believed to trigger and aggravate the condition include alcohol, spicy food, cosmetics, extreme temperatures, emotions, drugs that dilate blood vessels among others.

Risk factors and complications

While anyone one can develop rosacea, one is likely to develop it if they are a woman, smoke, are over age 30, have a family history of rosacea or/and have fair skin.

Severe cases are rare. In some cases the sebaceous gland in the nose and your cheeks become enlarged resulting in a condition known as rhinophyma. It can develop over a period of years.

How do you know if you have rosacea?

If you note changes or abnormality on your face, it’s wise to see a doctor. He/she will examine you and may refer you to a dermatologist.

Treatment

There’s no cure but you can control the symptoms. Take care of your skin using water based skin-care products and keep a record of your diet and cosmetics you use. Avoid products that contain;

  • Alcohol
  • Exfoliating agents
  • Witch hazel
  • Menthol

The above ingredients can irritate your symptoms. The doctor will advise you and develop a treatment plan which usually involves oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams.

Other ways in which you can manage rosacea include:

  • Wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct sunlight
  • Avoiding alcoholic drinks
  • Microdermabrasion treatments
  • Using eye medicines
  • laser treatment for rosacea

Do you have a problem managing rosacea? Are you longing to have a beautiful flawless skin?  La Belle Vie we have the experience and knowledge to offer you laser treatment for rosacea. Laser treatment is not covered by medical insurance as it’s considered cosmetic. However, since it is used to treat medical conditions, some cost are considered medical expenses. Through United medical credit, we offer 15 month 0% financing.

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