Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 16 million Americans. It is also a condition that can be very difficult to live with. While there are various types and severity of rosacea, this skin disorder is known for its highly visible symptoms that cause redness, bumps and flushing on the face, neck and chest. Rosy cheeks may be cute on a toddler, but when an adult suddenly looks like they’ve had a bad sunburn or acne flare-up, it can be quite embarrassing. In fact, chronic rosacea can lead to permanent redness, large pores, thickened skin and visible capillaries throughout the face – all features that can steal your self-confidence and even cause you to avoid social situations.
What Triggers Rosacea?
There are certain triggers that can cause rosacea to flare up, and knowing these triggers are important if you want to keep your skin condition under control. Rosacea triggers can differ from person to person. There are some foods, lifestyle factors and environmental changes that commonly contribute to or aggravate rosacea, such as the following:
- Sun exposure
- Emotional stress
- Hot weather
- Heavy exercise
- Spicy foods
What Are Your Treatment Options?
Let’s be honest; it is nearly impossible to avoid hot weather if you want to watch your son play baseball on a Saturday afternoon, and sometimes you just can’t predict a sudden emotional change or high stress situation. Yet, while others can hide their feelings inside, yours are displayed as a bright red flush across your cheeks or neck. Rosacea flare-ups are very difficult to prevent if you want to enjoy your everyday life.
Fortunately, there are medical treatment options for rosacea, which commonly include topical medications such as Azelaic acid gel, Metronidazole, Tetracylclines, and much more. However, many patients still can’t find the relief they want from these types of treatment. In such cases, a skilled facial plastic surgeon can help. Today, there are certain light therapies and laser treatments that can soften and improve the appearance of Rosacea. These lasers are not created equal, however. In fact, some types of lasers can make Rosacea symptoms worse.
At Beverly Hills Center, you can trust that Dr. Talei is up-to-date on the latest and most effective laser treatments for Rosacea, which includes an advanced pulsed-dye laser called Vbeam Perfecta. The VBeam has an increased depth of penetration as well as cryogen cooling spray for patient comfort and is ideal for most skin types. If you are tired of suffering from failed rosacea treatments or want to live a more confident life despite this incurable inflammatory skin disease, call our Beverly Hills clinic today.