Rosacea Treatment - Adelaide
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, and typically affects individuals over 30 years of age. It can also lead to eye irritation and the formation of bumps or pimples on the affected areas.
If rosacea is causing discomfort and affecting one's self-confidence, it is advisable to consult a doctor for appropriate treatment. One effective option is the Excel V laser rosacea treatment, which can alleviate the symptoms and improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
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What Are The Causes Of Rosacea?
It is still unkown what exactly causes rosacea. Rosacea is not a bacterial infection and seems to be affected by skin irritants. There is a genetic predisposition to rosacea and it often affects people with fair skin which blush easily. Rosacea is easy to diagnose by the pattern of redness that it makes on the face.
People often wrongly assume that rosacea is caused by alcohol abuse. However, for people that have rosacea, alcohol may cause symptoms to flare. Flare-ups are caused by something in the environment that causes blood vessels to dilate resulting in redness of the face. Triggers that commonly cause flare-ups amongst rosacea sufferers are: sudden swings in temperature, wind and sun exposure, exercise, alcohol, spicy foods, hot baths, and stress.
What Are The Symptoms of Rosacea?
Symptoms vary amongst sufferers but may include:
- A flushed, red face with dry skin that stings and burns
- Acne-like breakouts
- The skin may have a bumpy texture and gets courser and thicker.
- The eyes may become irritated and red.
Why we Love Excel V Laser Rosacea Treatment
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and flushing on the face, typically in people in their 30s and 40s with a lighter complexion. The Excel V laser is a popular treatment option for rosacea, which typically requires 2-4 sessions to achieve a marked reduction in redness and visible flushing.
Factors that can worsen rosacea include exposure to sun, exercise, alcohol, niacin, and coffee. Once the condition progresses to a certain point, small blood vessels become visible on the face, and spider veins may appear. However, effective treatment can remove visible blood vessels and delay the onset of further symptoms.
Excel V treatment for rosacea is a non-invasive procedure with no downtime, allowing patients to resume their normal activities immediately. Redness and swelling may occur for a few hours post-treatment, but they will subside by the end of the day. Avoiding triggers and exacerbating factors can help maintain the effects of treatment, which typically lasts for 1-2 years.
While the causes of rosacea remain unclear, effective treatment can delay and reduce the onset of symptoms, helping patients regain their confidence and enjoy their daily lives without worrying about their appearance. If you suffer from rosacea, consulting a dermatologist to explore treatment options like Excel V may help you achieve a marked reduction in redness and visible flushing.
Other Types of Rosacea Treatment
There is no cure for rosacea, however, doctors may prescribe medications to help control the symptoms.
- Redness and breakouts can be controlled by use of antibiotics such as doxycline
- Redness can be controlled by use of lasers such as KTP 532nm Excel V laser for rosacea treatment.
- Dry sensitive skin can be treated with moisturisers and sunscreen
- Irritated dry eyes can be treated with artificial tears and cyclosporine
How Can You Prevent Flare Ups?
There are many things that you can do to keep rosacea under control and reduce flare-ups.
- Take care of your eyes by applying a warm wet cloth several times a day.
- Use skin moisturisers that are gentle on the skin and try not to scratch or rub the skin.
- Stay out of the sun in the middle of the day and at other times wear an SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Keep a diary and take not of the triggers that cause flare ups. In future avoid these triggers as much as possible.
- Keep symptoms under control to reduce breakout and redness.
Dr Rahma Targett
Dr Rahma Targett is a General Practitioner(FRACGP), with a specialty in Cosmetic Medicine. She founded Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in 2016 and has since become well known as a trusted and in demand Cosmetic Physician in Adelaide. She has a Diploma in Dermoscopy and a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Targett is a leader in her field and regularly attends Cosmetic conferences to keep up to date with modern aesthetic techniques. At advanced Cosmetic Medicine you can always be reassured that you will be welcomed and treated personally by Dr Rahma Targett.