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 can include:
- Facial redness, including small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks
- Pus-filled bumps on the face
- Irritated, swollen and dry eyes
- Reddened eyelids
- An enlarged nose
There is no cure, but treatments can help to control and reduce these signs and symptoms.
Treatments in NW Calgary
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!