Rosacea is a skin condition that’s characterized by redness in the face that resembles a blush response but can include blood vessels becoming visible through the skin. It can be mistaken for acne due to the fact that small, pus-filled bumps can appear among the flushed skin. They resemble an acne breakout and will usually be present for several weeks (or sometimes months) before they fade away.

This disorder commonly affects middle-aged Caucasian women, but anyone can develop it. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be managed with medical intervention.

What Causes Rosacea?

A definitive cause has not yet been determined, but there are several factors that can contribute to the development of rosacea. Genetics, for one, plays a significant role in rosacea cases. People who have a family history of rosacea are more likely to develop the disorder themselves.

Additionally, certain gut bacteria can cause an increase in gastrin production, which is a digestive hormone that, in excess, can cause flushing of the skin. Mites, smoking cigarettes, sun damage, and issues involving blood vessels in the face may factor in the development of rosacea.

Rosacea Management

There are several medical interventions that can be used to treat rosacea. Gel medications like Brimonidine and azelaic acid can be applied to the skin to reduce redness, while antibiotics like Metronidazole and Doxycycline can kill bacteria in the skin to combat inflammation.

At home, individuals with rosacea can avoid sun exposure, alcohol consumption, harsh chemical skin products, stress, and spicy food to prevent flare-ups from occurring.

Finally, a medical spa can employ several skincare techniques to improve the skin’s appearance and decrease the redness and swelling that accompanies rosacea.

Solace Wellness Treatments

At Solace Wellness Center, our medical professionals can provide an array of solutions for redness reduction. If you struggle with rosacea, you might want to consider exploring:

Depending on your preference, budget, and the severity of your skin condition, our providers at Solace Wellness Center can recommend the most appropriate application for your needs.

Call us today at 978-851-8600 or request an appointment so we can explore your options, answer any questions you may have, and help you restore the look and feel of your skin.

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Enjoy our Solace Experience, a 80 minute personalized service starting with a complimentary consultation and skin analysis utilizing our computerized VISIA Skin Complexion Analysis system followed by a visit to our Far Infrared Sauna for deep heat therapy and detox and finished with a Signature Solace Facial customized to your skin type. You will also enjoy the use of our locker facilities and our relaxation area.


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