Rosacea and erythema removal

Rosacea starts as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead (and less often on the neck, scalp, chest, or ears). The cause is uncertain, though sunshine & demodex folliculorum mites are thought to contribute to the condition, especially in women after pregnancy. At first, rosacea comes and goes. After a while, the redness deepens and lasts longer. Visible blood vessels appear in the skin. Both our fractional laser treatment in the early stages and our yellow filter Ellipse IPL treats this condition extremely well, in some cases entirely eliminating the problem permanently. There is no scaring, and depending on the severity, the skin returns to normal in a few days, usually after one treatment, though sometimes a brief follow-up is advisable as rosacea, especially on the face, can be spread over several areas which are not well defined.

Severe rosacea & erythema on cheeks & nose

Severe erythema and rosacea before removal

What is Rosacea?

• In the medical community it is not known what causes rosacea, however, the general consensus is that it is genetic, not an acquired disease.
• More likely to occur in fair-skinned or Eastern European origin, although more and more skin type 4s are showing signs of rosacea.
• Rosacea is classed as a chronic inflammatory condition of the face.  It has been noted to especially affect the nose and cheeks.
• It is characterized by a red or rosy coloration caused by the expansion of capillaries and sometimes accompanied by the appearance of acne-like pimples.
• It may be transient, recurrent or persistent.

Causes of Rosacea

As with all dermatitis disorders, skin inflammation/irritation, the triggers and the strength of the reaction vary from person to person.

Below is a list of the most common recorded triggers, and how to prevent them:

  • Exposure to sunlight – avoid exposure when possible and wear sun protection of at least SPF 50 at all times.
  • Stress – childbirth, accidents and personal problems.
  • Strenuous exercise and humidity
  • Alcohol
  • Hot baths – avoid use of very hot water and saunas
  • Spicy foods & dairy products – maintain a strict diet that controls or avoids these items altogether.
  • Face mites (demodex folliculorum) are a prime cause
  • Caffeine (found in tea, coffee and cola) – maintain a strict diet that controls or avoids these items altogether.
Types of Rosacea
  • Red blush – diffused redness
  • Linear telangiectasia – thread veins, especially on cheeks, chin and nose
  • Mixture of red blush and veins (linear telangiectasia)
Stages of Rosacea

Pre-rosacea flushing which affects the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. The skin has become sensitive and there may be possible swelling. In this stage the flushing and blushing are intermittent.

Vascular rosacea: when small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks swell and become more visible. The skin is even more sensitive. The patient may also start to have oily skin with papules and pustules and have dandruff. In this stage, the redness is more long-lasting.

Inflammatory rosacea: there’s small red bumps or puss filled bumps. The oils/sebaceous glands in the nose or even cheeks can become enlarged. This can lead to building up of tissue around the nose. It is mostly seen in men where the nose can become enlarged and bulbous, also called rhinophyma. We use CO2 fractional lasers to remove excess tissue around the nose.

What is Erythema?

Is a redness of the skin, especially noticeable on the cheeks and chin caused by increased blood flow through microscopic capillaries occurs with skin injuries, nervous flushes, inflammation or infection.

Erythema on cheeks before removal

Unsightly red cheeks can be returned to normal

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