Calm and soothe redness and irritation in your skin. Rosacea has many levels and can present from mild to severe flushing, sometimes accompanied with small papules which commonly get mistaken for acne. It’s important to diagnose and treat Rosacea properly. Topical prescriptions and treatments with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are effective in treating Rosacea, along with some types of Chemical Peels which support optimum skin health and healing. Sun Protection is vital for this condition along with other proper home care, Dr. Clement will put together a program and skincare regimen to treat your specific subtype of rosacea. Book a consultation with Skin Method in Vancouver and discuss your options with a specialist.
What are the common Rosacea triggers?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias or broken capillaries, and little tiny red bumps (often mistaken for acne blemishes). This condition can compromise the skin barrier which causes persistent damage and further skin aging. The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes and is triggered by many different internal and external factors. It’s important to know what ingredients and skincare products to use on the skin, and what to avoid. It’s important to find your triggers that seem to be causing Rosacea flare-ups and sensitivity in the skin. It’s sometimes best to see a Dermatologist or Physician to determine what you should avoid and what testing is required to be done, especially if the triggers are internal.
Some known triggers of Rosacea are:
- Temperature: Very hot or cold weather
- Excessive exercise: Overheating can trigger flushing
- Cosmetic products: products containing fragrance, alcohols, abrasives and scrubs
- Drinks and Food: Alcohol, spicy foods, other certain
- Sun exposure: filters like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide keep the skin cooler by reflecting UV rays the skin
- Stress: Stress can trigger rosacea
- Medications: Certain medications can cause flushing and redness
Other causes include unstable blood vessels, the Demodex mite, genetics, H.pylori bacteria in the stomach, small intestine bacterial overgrowth, and altered immune response
What treatments are best for Rosacea skin?
Treatments such as laser or chemical peels can be beneficial for treating Rosacea or sensitive skin types. Using a combination of both treatments can help target redness, flushing, broken capillaries, texture, uneven skin tone, and overall complexion of the skin. It’s important to repair the damaged skin barrier which is usually common with Rosacea skins and work to strengthen the function of the skin. Rosacea is a skin condition that cannot be cured but can be controlled with proper internal and external treatments. Using proper medical-grade skincare along with the appropriate treatments recommended for your skin can be life-changing for many Rosacea sufferers.
What are the signs I have Rosacea?
The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes and is triggered by many different internal and external factors. It is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias or broken capillaries, and little tiny red bumps which are often mistaken for acne blemishes. The skin usually feels sensitive and easily irritated by simple day-to-day things such as cleansing or exfoliating, different foods especially spicy food, alcohol, and exercise.Book your Consultation