We Can Help You Tame Rosacea

Mar 12, 2024
We Can Help You Tame Rosacea
Living with rosacea is tough, especially when you can't tame the redness alone. Read on to discover how professional treatment can help you finally eliminate rosacea symptoms, sometimes for good.

Your face is something everyone sees daily, so when you're living with a condition like rosacea, being confident is more complicated. Redness and pesky bumps may pop up out of nowhere or never seem to go away.

The good news is that you don't have to live with rosacea. Many treatments can calm the condition and restore a healthy, confident glow.

At SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, Dr. Andrea Volk and her team provide laser treatments to tame stubborn rosacea. Dr. Volk is an aesthetic specialist who takes the time to treat rosacea so you can finally get your skin back correctly.

Understanding rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that leads to inflammation and redness on the skin. Different forms of rosacea affect various parts of the face, eyes, and other body areas. The primary forms of rosacea are:

  • Ocular
  • Phymatous
  • Papulopustular
  • Erythematotelangiectatic

Anyone can get rosacea, but it's more common in women and people with fair skin. It also flares up after age 30, but younger people can also get it.

The symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person, depending on their type and where it is on the body. Some of the prevalent signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Bumpy skin and pimples
  • Redness that doesn't go away
  • Visible blood vessels on the skin
  • Frequent flushing of the face

You may have all the above symptoms or only one or two. The symptoms may go away for periods (remission) or return with a vengeance (flares). Although rosacea doesn't pose medical risks, it's often embarrassing and not something you want to show off.

Can I treat rosacea at home?

Unfortunately, rosacea has no known cure, but you can manage it through home care and professional treatments. There's no way to treat rosacea at home actively, but you can take steps to understand your triggers and treat your skin correctly.

Knowing what triggers rosacea to flare significantly helps you control redness and other symptoms. Write down a list of anything you eat or use so you know what's causing your flares. Common rosacea triggers include:

  • Spicy foods
  • Sun exposure
  • Extreme heat or cold
  • Stress
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Certain skin products

Narrowing down the causes of rosacea flares helps you avoid the specific triggers that lead to symptoms. Although it's not a cure, it drastically cuts back on redness, flushing, and bumps on the skin.

You also want to protect your skin at all times, meaning wear SPF on your skin daily. Protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays keeps the skin healthy and may prevent a flare.

Be gentle when cleaning your skin; harsh scrubbing or exfoliants may flare up rosacea symptoms. Use mild cleansers without scents to prevent irritation and redness.

Professional rosacea treatments

Dermatologists and skincare experts treat rosacea with different medications and procedures. Doctors often utilize medications to cut back on pimples and bumps that rosacea causes.

Antibiotics, brimonidine gel, and creams with azelaic acid are all medications you may encounter as a treatment for rosacea. However, medications don't work for everyone, so Dr. Volk offers laser therapy.

Laser treatment for rosacea helps target visible blood vessels that lead to redness and a decrease in your confidence. The concentrated beam of light attacks the unsightly vessels and diminishes their appearance on the skin.

Laser therapy is very safe, and most people see about a 50% to 75% reduction in visible blood vessels after only a few treatments. The severity of your rosacea and your skin type helps Dr. Volk determine how many treatments you require for optimal results.

Sometimes, a combination of medications and laser treatment is the best way to minimize flares and symptoms. Taking care to avoid triggers also helps you get the results you're hoping for.

Call SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center today to schedule a microneedling or laser treatment appointment or request a consultation on the website.