Facial Redness, Rosacea & Spider Veins
A long lasting improvement of Rosacea related lesions such as spider veins, redness, flushing, blemishes and blushing is accomplished by using a versatile combination of the most up to date medical approaches, including the MultiPlex technolgy, XPL, and PDT. Depending on the skin conditions, an individual treatment program might include Intensed Pulsed Light, laser technologies with specific wavelengths, prescription medications, and a customized medical grade home care skin products.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes, often showing remissions and exacerbations. Although it usually affects the central areas of the face (cheeks, chin, nose, and central forehead), other areas of the upper body can also be involved. This condition has been most frequently observed in both women (particularly during menopause) and men with fair skin; however darker skin types can also be affected. The onset typically begins after age 30, although it may occur at any age. The cause of Rosacea is unknown and there is no definitive cure; however medical help is available to control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder.
You should see a Dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment if any one of the following warning signs is observed, before this condition become increasingly severe:
- Redness, flushing (transient erythema) or swollen on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
- Small visible blood vessels on the face (telangiectasias)
- Pink bumps (papules) or bumps containing pus (pustules) on the face
- Thickened red skin on the face, more frequently affecting the nose
- Watery or irritated eyes.
Frequent flushing of the center of the face is seen in the earliest stage of Rosacea, and some level of swelling can be present. It can be accompanied by a burning sensation, particularly when cosmetic products are applied to the face.
Small skin blood vessels can become enlarged (telangiectasias), and the skin can slightly swollen and warm. In most advanced stages of Rosacea, numerous telangiectasias, nodules, eye inflammation, skin thickening and sensitivity may be present. Rhinophyma, characterized by an enlarged and red nose, may also develop in later stages. It results from enlargement of sebaceous (oil producing) glands present in deeper layers of the skin on the nose.
How can Rosacea be treated?
Because of its effects on personal appearance, Rosacea can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if left untreated. Although there is no cure for this condition, it can be treated and controlled, improving the appearance of your skin. There are many different options to treat Rosacea, including oral and topical antibiotics. Surgery may also be necessary in some cases. Since one of the major factors in this condition is the tendency of blood vessels to dilate too easily, resulting in flushing and redness, treatments that address these vessels allow significant improvement of this condition.
Light-Based Treatment Options:
- Topical soothing creams
- Metvix Photodynamic Therapy