According to the Canadian Dermatology Association, rosacea affects more than 3 million Canadians. It is a common skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and blood vessels appear visible on your face. In some cases, it may also produce small, pus-filled bumps. Rosacea is a chronic condition. The signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while, however.
Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness. The cause of this skin condition is unknown, and there’s currently no cure for it. However, treatment can control and reduce the signs and symptoms. In surveys by the National Rosacea Society (NRS), well over 70% reported treatment had improved their emotional and social well-being.
Signs and Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms include:
- Blushing or flushing or redness
- Visible broken veins
- Swollen bumps
- Burning sensation
- Enlarged nose and thicken skin
Typical affected areas include cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. However, it can also appear on neck, head, ears, or chest.
How is Rosacea treated?
Oral and topical medications may be prescribed to treat the various signs and symptoms associated with this disorder. A gentle skincare routine can also help control rosacea. Patients are advised to use an efficient sunscreen, clean their face with a mild and non-abrasive cleanser and use non-irritating skincare products.
At Medical Spa Club, we have a range of medical-grade products available for you to choose from. We also have lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) technologies to remove visible blood vessels or correct disfigurement of the nose. BBL Phototherapy has shown to effectively reduce redness. BBL bypasses the top layer of the skin to deliver energy to deeper levels, bringing restorative benefits of new cell growth beneath the skin’s surface without triggering a flare up. The form of light energy used in BBL also shrinks the blood vessels that cause rosacea and leads to a calmer appearance.