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Photorejuvenation for the Treatment of Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which has symptoms of patchy flushing and inflammation on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and around the mouth.  The early symptoms of rosacea may be mistaken for sunburn, leading to a delay in proper rosacea treatment.  Many people think it will go away.

Approximately 14 million people in the United States have rosacea.  It most often affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60.  It is more common in women.  A condition called vascular rosacea causes persistent flushing and redness.  Blood vessels under the skin of the face may dilate, showing through the skin as small red lines.  There is no exact cause of rosacea, but different opinions exist.  Some researchers believe that rosacea is a disorder in which blood vessels dilate too easily, resulting in flushing and redness.  Many factors exist that make rosacea worsen, such as heat, strenuous exercise, sunlight, wind, very cold temperature, hot spicy food and drink, alcohol consumption, emotional stress, and long-term use of steroids.  Although there is no cure for rosacea, the symptoms of rosacea can be controlled and treated with different modalities and prescriptions, such as antibiotics and some topical medications and skincare products specifically made for rosacea.

Doctors and staff at Focus Medical have experience treating signs and symptoms of rosacea with a procedure called photorejuvenation with Levulan.  This usually controls the redness and puffiness in the face that is a result of dilation of blood vessels.  At the same time, Focus Medical Spa provides a line of skincare products that is specifically designed and made for rosacea.  These are effective in combination with IPL photorejuvenation for rosacea.  If you are diagnosed with rosacea or already know you have rosacea, please call Focus Medical Spa for a free consultation and we can determine and advise you if this new technology for rosacea is for you.