What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition in which redness and small, pus-filled bumps may develop on the face. It is a genetic inflammatory disorder with no known cause and is more common in people with fair skin and light eyes. A hypersensitivity to the sun and other factors cause the blood vessels near the surface of the skin to expand and the rush of circulation to the area make the complexion appear red. When the body notices an injury (in this case, the rush of circulation & dilation of blood vessels) it sends more inflammatory cells to the area in an attempt to fix the problem, which exacerbates it.

The causes of rosacea

The cause of rosacea is not known, but a combination of environmental and hereditary factors may be a source. Poor hygiene is not a cause and symptoms may be triggered or irritated by extreme shifts in temperature, spicy foods and hot drinks, alcohol, sunlight, exercise, cosmetics, drugs that dilate the blood vessels and emotions. Women, people with fair skin, people who are over the age of 30 and people with a family history of the condition are more likely to develop it.

The symptoms of rosacea

The most common symptoms of rosacea may include:

  • Facial redness, including small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks
  • Rough skin texture, especially in the cheek area
  • Pus-filled bumps on the face, may appear like acne
  • Irritated, swollen and dry eyes
  • Reddened eyelids
  • An enlarged nose

Although there is no cure for Rosacea, laser treatments can help to control and reduce the signs and symptoms of this skin condition.

Treatments in NW Calgary

Our #1 treatments to minimize redness and keep Rosacea under control.

Laser Genesis
Laser Genesis / Laser Genesis Pro

This is the most multi-functional facial that also reduces skin redness and treat the vessels in the nose and cheek area. Improving skin tone and texture, to leave your skin fresh and healthy!* An ideal treatment for rosacea control.*
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Highly effective, combination treatment for reducing all over redness on your face, neck and décolletage.* Especially effective for controlling rosacea.*
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Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

If you suffer from rosacea, book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. Non-invasive laser treatments can effectively reduce your symptoms and help you control flare-ups in the future.* To get started, fill out the form on our site or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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