If you are among the 14 million people in this country troubled with rosacea, you know how distressing this skin condition can be. You also know how frustrating it is to waste money on one ineffective over the counter rosacea “cure” after another. In truth, there is no cure for rosacea, but with professional treatment at Associates in Dermatology (with offices in Westlake, Middleburg Heights, and Lorain, OH), you can enjoy a clearer complexion.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is an immune disorder that presents as patches of reddened skin, diffuse redness, and sometimes pimples. Rosacea can impact eyes but otherwise is not a serious health threat. However, rosacea on the face is usually a source of social discomfort. Since the rosacea skin condition most often affects light-skinned ethnicities (and women more than men), it is especially noticeable and problematic.
It usually begins as persistent flushing across the central portion of the face and is sometimes also seen on the scalp, ears, neck, and chest. Over time superficial blood vessels may develop, as well as pimple-like bumps. Ocular rosacea causes discomfort in the eyes, and in some, rosacea can result in rhinophyma – disfigurement of the nose.
How your skin looks is determined largely by the health and lifestyle decisions you make every day. Proper rest, diet and exercise are smart choices for better looking skin. Patients everywhere are now discovering how to give even the most vigorous anti-ageing programmes a boost. I’m getting married in about 2 and a half weeks’ now and I want to be able to look my best. I don’t want to be 20, I just want to try and take care of what I have got for the best that I can. Skin Rejuvenation is a safe, comfortable way of reducing and eliminating some of the most obvious and most unsightly signs of ageing. You can be treated for both red and brown pigmentation on the face, neck and body or a wide variety of vascular lesions. Pigmented Lesions, wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes, Rosacea and acne. The laser treatments are quick continental and easy. So, what is keeping you from looking your very best? Patients of all ages are changing the way they look and more importantly about how they feel about themselves. Well, I have a port wine stain on my right arm. I was really pleased, really, really, pleased with my first results – it has made an amazing difference – it has made me less self-conscious, more confident. Your doctor or practitioner has invested in the latest technology from Candela. The world leader in aesthetic laser technology. There is no bruising and no down time. I also don’t have the luxury of any downtime, imp in for a very short period of time for about 15 – 20 minutes. She zaps my skin with the laser, it has a nice tingly effect and when she is done, I just go straight to work from the office. Slightly before each laser pulse there is a burst of cooking spray to maximize your comfort and protect your skin. If anything, it was very shooting like a face massage. The result was very positive. What have you got to lose – talk to your doctor and practitioner now?
Treatment in Westlake, OH that works for your rosacea
In mild cases, rosacea natural treatment may be effective. One of the highly qualified doctors at Associates in Dermatology works closely with you to determine rosacea causes specific to your situation.
Your treatment path then involves avoiding personal triggers such as:
- Exposure to temperature extremes and wind
- Strenuous exercise
- Sun exposure and sunburn
- Stress and anxiety
- Alcoholic beverages
- Spicy foods
- Histamine-laden foods (yogurt, bacon, aged cheese, and others)
- Certain medications
- Irritating skin cleansers, acne treatments, or exfoliation procedures
If redness persists, the doctor may recommend medical grade skin care products for rosacea, to relieve discomfort (itching, burning, or tenderness). Medical treatments help to reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of flare-ups. These may include topical medications or oral antibiotics, or VBeam laser therapy to eliminate redness. Daily use of sunscreen is essential to protect skin affected by rosacea.
At Associates in Dermatology, you are an important part of your rosacea treatment planning team. Call (440) 482-8323 for care tailored to your condition and lifestyle.