If you have Rosacea, you’ll likely have redness on your face at some point in time. Without treatment, the redness can become permanent.
Rosacea causes redness, enlarged blood vessels, blushing, flushing, pimples and pustules. It can cause burning and a stinging sensation to the skin. Rosacea affects the cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, and sometimes the eyes. Women develop Rosacea more commonly than men.
It is hard to avoid triggers all of the time but if we monitor the certain triggers that cause flare-ups we can get a better understanding of what we can and can’t put into our body. If you are unsure of what triggers your Rosacea you can consider keeping a diary of flushing episodes and keep note of associated foods, products, activities, medications, etc. that caused the breakout.
The following is a list of the most common Rosacea triggers:
- Sun exposure – protecting your skin from the sun is the most important life change you can make with Rosacea. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are the best sunscreens for Rosacea.
- Emotional stress
- Hot weather & humidity
- Strong winds & cold weather
- Heavy exercise
- Alcohol consumption
- Spicy foods
- Certain skin care products and cosmetics
Although there is no cure for Rosacea there are different ways to treat and manage it. Lasers and IPL are very effective in treating the redness. Use non-fragranced, gentle products on your skin. If you use makeup, make sure it is water based. Green tinted foundations can help mask the redness. Most importantly, practice good sun protection on a daily basis!
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The following photos show patients that have been treated with Pulsed Dye Laser for Rosacea.