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.
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.
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