What is rosacea? Treatments and Tips to improve your skin (part 2)

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When you fight Rosacea, there are a few treatments you should consider to improve this stubborn condition, but first, let us discover what happens with your skin when you develop it.

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that usually affects the central part of your face. It can produce small bumps, your blood vessels are more visible, and makes your skin extremely sensitive. Rosacea can develop at any age, but most patients begin their struggle with this skin condition after the age of 30.

Rosacea or Why is my face red?

Rosacea can happen to anyone, but people with fair skin, who tend to blush easily, have higher risks of developing it. Even if this condition is more likely to appear for women, men who develop it are the ones that experience the aggressive forms.

There is no cure for rosacea, but studies show that treatments and lifestyle changes can improve this skin condition. There are some signs that might indicate you have rosacea, such as flushing, visible blood vessels, small bumps and pimples, irritation, face swelling, or thickened skin.

However, this condition can be easily misdiagnosed for acne, lupus, or psoriasis, so we highly recommend you to see a dermatologist or a skin care specialist that is allowed to treat and diagnose skin problems.

Rosacea appears on cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead, and if the condition is not treated in the early stages of development, small blood vessels will appear on your nose and cheeks. The redness is an indicator of collagen loss, causing thin skin and less support for the capillary network.

If the condition is already aggravated, you might see pustules and papules that will make this skin condition harder to diagnose because of its resemblance with acne.

Tips to improve your skin when having rosacea

Your struggle with rosacea can be unpleasant, so here are some tips you can follow to improve this condition:

  • Choose your cleanser wisely!
    The cleaning process has to be gentle, so selecting a very strong and aggressive product for your face is not recommended. If it contains calming agents like those found in chamomile, that is even better! Also, cleansers that contain hyaluronic acid are the real deal for your skin.

  • Hyaluronic acid is the only acid recommended for people with rosacea.
    Using it will increase skin moisture because it is a super hydrating ingredient, and you can find it in most anti-aging creams and products.

  • Avoid Salicylic acids!
    These are used for acne treatments and might make your rosacea look even worse. Treatments for these two skin conditions that sometimes tend to look the same are so different, so it is very important to diagnose these skin problems properly.

  • Use less active ingredients such as retinol or retinoid-based face products.

  • Niacinamide
    It improves the skin barrier and is a great ingredient to use when pulling up a fight against your stubborn rosacea. It improves skin cell growth, smooths the surface, and repairs damage. It is part of the B3 vitamin, and you can find it in several OTC skincare products.

  • Avoid rotating brushes and scrubs!
    When you have rosacea, using these tools and scrubs will only irritate the soft upper layer of skin, called the stratum corneum. Also, washcloths and luffas are not to be used when your rosacea flares.
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Rosacea affects women over 30

Rosacea: When to see a doctor?

If you easily blush and have fair skin, you might be a great candidate for rosacea. However, if your face, cheeks, and skin around your eyes become red, you should see a dermatologist.

But how is rosacea diagnosed? A specialist will examine your skin and eyes and ask questions about your medical history. This problem is often mistaken with lupus or acne, so this medical visit is necessary if you want a proper diagnosis.

Will rosacea get worse?

If it is not diagnosed in its early stages, yes, rosacea can get worse. This condition has flare-ups that come and go. But these flares can become more aggressive if not treated. Even if there is not a complete cure for it, treatments may keep it under control.

Also, your diet and lifestyle can improve or worsen the condition. Rosacea is triggered by heat, spicy foods, cheese, alcohol, and other factors.

It is ideal to find out what triggers your rosacea and exclude it from your diet. This way, flares won’t come as often, and with proper treatment, you will keep it under control.

However, even hormonal changes like menopause or pregnancy can cause rosacea so it’s important to keep it under control before it aggravates.

LED and calming facial therapy for rosacea

LED therapy is one of the best facial treatments for rosacea. It is a non-invasive therapy and uses a light technology that is applied to your skin. This procedure reduces inflammation common for this problem and rejuvenates skin.

We use RED and BLUE light therapy to increase natural hydration and reduce inflammation. This procedure increases collagen production and helps your skin regenerate faster. Your inflammation will be reduced, and your skin will tolerate the treatment very well. Studies show that it is recommended to reduce the oral therapy and use more topical products to lower the side effects and increase the safety of the treatment.

Mesotherapy for rosacea

Mesotherapy is also an option when struggling with rosacea. This procedure uses all sorts of serums, active minerals, and ingredients like vitamins and hyaluronic acid to improve your skin.

Mesotherapy treatments are administrated directly on the affected area, and the medication is slowly released into your skin. These serums and active components will help your skin elastin and collagen production; therefore, your affected areas will heal by themselves.

Microneedling for Rosacea

Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment that uses tiny needles that penetrate your skin and stimulate epidermal growth factors. This procedure creates small channels in your skin that will later be filled with mesotherapy serums and vitamins like Omega 3 and Omega 6. This combination of ingredients will reduce skin inflammation, improve firmness and elasticity, and will stimulate your body to produce skin cells.

Microneedling devices are now available on the market for personal usage, but we do not recommend doing this procedure in any other place than a professional clinic. This treatment should be performed by a skin care specialist who knows how to use this tool properly.

Rosacea is a skin condition that comes with both physical skin damage and lower self-esteem. Skinglow Clinic provides professional treatment that will help you get rid of rosacea and get flawless skin.  The vessels will be less prominent, and the inflammation will be significantly reduced.

Conclusions

Studies show that many patients reduced their interaction with other people because of their appearance. At Skinglow Clinic you will find a safe and pleasant environment, and also a place where you can regain your skin’s radiance with our professional treatments.

Therefore, you will feel beautiful and confident, we will nurture your happiness and you will feel and look healthy inside and outside. If you have rosacea, struggle with any other skin problems or just need facial treatments that rejuvenate your skin, feel free to contact us or book an appointment.

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