Rosacea is an inflammatory disease that afflicts countless millions of people. Many individuals don’t experience this chronic condition until they reach adulthood, and even then they often mistake it for adult acne. Rosacea symptoms include regional blushing on the facial skin and elsewhere on the body, burning and itching sensations accompanied by reddened skin, and areas of the skin surface that seem overheated. The exact cause of rosacea isn’t known, although most medical professionals that study this condition believe that genetics plays a major role.
Rosacea can be treated in various ways, the most common being intense pulsed light therapy, topical gel application, and chemical peels. If you’re concerned about the symptoms of rosacea you are experiencing, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation.
Cause and Symptoms
The medical industry has yet to identify a singular cause of rosacea. It appears to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Sun damage and bacterial action are thought to contribute to outbreaks. Rosacea is a chronic, long-term condition that rarely clears up on its own. However, rest assured that rosacea doesn’t seem to occur in conjunction with other diseases or afflictions. In other words, rosacea doesn’t cause secondary problems or increase the chances of getting another type of skin disease.
At Adoro Medical Spa we’re skin care specialists, and we have much experience in dealing with rosacea. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us if you are experiencing the symptoms of rosacea. After a thorough examination, we will suggest the best possible treatment.
Intense pulsed light therapy, or IPL therapy, often results in less noticeable redness in the skin. The energy from an IPL device is made up of a wide range of frequencies, and the correct combination of wavelengths results in a constriction of capillaries in the affected area. This can really improve the overall skin tone.
Topical creams and gels containing a mixture of zinc oxide, manganesium sterate, sodium chloride, and sulfur often work quite efficiently to reduce swelling, redness, and tenderness of the skin tissue. Medium-depth chemical peel treatment is another option. The upper dermal layers are dried by the application of an acid formula. The skin flakes away only to be replaced by healthier tissue growth.
Several of the treatment options include steps that promote the creation of additional collagen in the skin. This improves the overall skin tone and texture and reduces the visibility of reddened or flushed areas.
Rosacea isn’t some sort of life-threatening condition, but the visible symptoms can really mess with your self-esteem and confidence when you’re out in public. You can do something about it. Contact our Severna Park office to schedule your consultation!