Rosacea is a type of skin disease that is usually treated by dermatologists specialized in clinical and laser treatment of this common skin condition that causes discomfort to the patients. Rosacea can have four different manifestations, and it can sometimes occur as a combination of them.
This is the most common type of rosacea exhibiting temporary or permanent, and differently expressed redness (erythema) of the skin on the face, most often on the cheekbones, chin, nose and the middle part of the forehead. It is also common to have visibly enlargedblood vessels (telangiectasias). In addition, the patients may suffer from easy flushing and blushing (spontaneous or provoked by a stimulus), burning, itching and stinging as well as intense sensitivity to cosmetics.
Papulous/Papulopustular rosacea, or commonly known, according to some dermatology schools, as Acne Rosacea.
Apart from redness on the face(almost always permanent), this skin condition presents inflammation on the skin with pus-filled pustules and sometimes painful swellings. In addition, some parts of the face or the whole face may become swollen.
This type of rosacea affects the eyes. The main symptoms include watery eyes, foreign body sensation, irritation, burning and excessive sensitivity to light. The eye and eyelids often appear red. If this type of rosacea is not treated, it can cause sight disorder or other complications.
Phymatous type, or known as Rhinophyma
This type of rosacea, most often damaging men’s skin, affects mainly the nose and, more rarely, other parts of the face. What is typical for it is a non-aesthetic and disproportionate enlargement of the nose due to excessive formation of connective tissue as well as to the enlargement of the oil glands in this area.
There is not a definite opinion on what exactly causes rosacea. Some possible triggers include genetic factors and different disorders of the tone of the smallest blood vessels. It is most frequent in women, especially 39-50-year-old ones, as well as in people with fair complexion.
Some factors are believed to increase most of the patients’ rosacea flares: sun and ultra-violet rays, wind, cold or dramatic temperature changes, alcohol, spicy or hot food, stress.
How is rosacea treated?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that lasts ages and in very rare cases may pass without being treated. Different types require different approach, but what is most important is identifying and eliminating the triggers and the factors that deteriorate this skin condition. It is recommended to use daily sunscreen products, not to use soap and to avoid drying and irritating cosmetics.
There is not just one common approach to rosacea therapy. It is often necessary to use system or local antibiotics for a period of at least 8-12 weeks. In addition, various anti-inflammatory and capillary strengthening medicines can be used. There is no doubt that successful rosacea treatment almost always requires laser or light therapy. Due to these technologies, not only do the unpleasant redness and spider veins disappear, but also the capillaries become stronger, the inflammation disappears and the skin becomes thicker and stronger. In Aesthe Clinic Beauty we apply IPL and Nd:YAG therapy by using devices produced by Lumenis, DEKA and BTL. Besides, a general therapy plan is made for an effective treatment that can give long-lasting results.