Laser Treatment For Rosacea - The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Living with a skin condition is not easy, especially when it's on parts of the body which are visible...

By Mags Whyler
SkinCare Contributor, HealthBuzz

Posted on 5, March 2016

Rosacea, or acne rosacea, is a skin disorder leading to nose pimples and redness on the forehead, cheekbones, and chin. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

The condition is often progressive, embarrassing and uncomfortable for the sufferer.

The inflamed pimples and redness of rosacea can look a great deal like acne but blackheads are almost never present. One of the first signs of rosacea is the tendency to flush or blush easily.

Who does it affect

Many have observed that the condition typically begins at any time between the ages of 30 and 50 and it's likely to affect people who have previously suffered from acne or severe acne.

Some people are more likely than others to get rosacea:

but anyone can get this skin disease.

There are strong signs that ethnicity is a cause in the potential to develop rosacea. People from Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry who have lighter skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes are particularly susceptible. It's often been called the "Curse of the Celts."

There is evidence to suggest that rosacea could be inherited and sufferers are likely to have someone in their family tree with the condition. People of all colours can get rosacea.

It is said that women are three times more likely than men to get rosacea, particularly during the menopause. Hot flushes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause and some women find that this can also trigger rosacea for the first time. Unfortunately symptoms can persist after the menopause too.

Women, however, are not as likely as men to get severe rosacea.

We should not overlook the effect rosacea has on men, especially in matters of the nose. In men, the nose is primarily affected and the nose may become large and disfigured (this is known as Rhinophyma) Rosacea can mimic other skin conditions, including acne and sunburn, earning it the nickname the great pretender.

Primary Signs of Rosacea are:

Ways to Treat Rosacea:

Laser treatment provides an effective therapy for treating this upsetting condition. Excellent results are possible with the proper use of laser energies, not only in the cosmetic appearance but also in a marked reduction in the upsetting flushing attacks of Rosacea.

The laser treatment usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour, with patients experiencing only minimal discomfort and maybe a slight stinging sensation when administering the laser pulses.

The recommendation is to have four to six treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart.

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