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What causes Rosacea?
Rosacea is a non contagious disorder of the skin which causes inflammation on the face. The first signs are generally frequent flushing or blushing to the face. In later stages the skin exhibits a permanent flush and sufferers can sometime develop pimples in the affected areas. It is caused by the enlargement of the blood vessels (capillaries) closest to the surface of the skin, this dilation is what gives Rosacea that red flushed appearance.
Typically a condition that affects the face. This long-term skin condition results in redness, swelling, small and superficial blood vessels to become quite visible in the areas affected. Rosacea usually affects areas of the face such as nose, cheeks, forehead and chin.
A specific cause of rosacea is unknown however there are triggers that have been identified as playing a part in its development. These include exposure to extreme temperatures, over exhausting exercise, burns caused by exposure to ultraviolet light as well as internal factors such as stress or anxiety. Certain parts of peoples diets can also trigger rosacea such as alcohol, caffeinated foods and beverages as well as spicy foods.
If left untreated rosacea can worsen over time producing other side effects such as more redness around affected areas and rhinophyma which is the thickening and redness of the nose.
The cause of Rosacea is unknown and there is no cure for the disorder. If left untreated the symptoms generally worsen with age and in some cases may lead to the development of deformities which cause redness, enlargement and a fibrous thickening of the nose (rhinophyma).
Common symptoms of Rosacea
While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, we can still offer effective treatment to control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Common signs to watch out for include:
Environmental triggers for rosacea
There are many environmental factors that can trigger rosacea or cause it to worsen, these include:
Correction and management of Rosacea
Options available for the treatment and management of rosacea are dependant on the severity, and may include:
Treatment options available for rosacea
Rosacea – It causes irregular redness or flushing of face, particularly in the cheeks or nasal areas. For treatment we utilise either one or two methods:
We use a Fotona Q-Switch FRAC3 laser to treat the enlarged capillaries and to reduce inflammation which causes the redness.
When it comes to rhinophyma – usually a large mass on the lower half of your nose. This condition associated with worsened state of rosacea we utilise the CO2 Fractional laser for skin resurfacing to remove overgrowth of tissue and to reshape a disfigured nose.
To enquire about the correction of Rosacea at the Cosmetic Medical Clinic Sydney, call us or fill out the form below to send us an online enquiry. We would love the opportunity to organise an obligation and fee free consultation.
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