If you feel that your skin may look abnormally red, and is not a desirable appearance, it may be helpful to be evaluated by a dermatologist to detect any medical conditions, such as Rosacea. Reddish bumps are most likely not wanted by most people, and could be mistaken for acne. By understanding what Rosacea is, and how it can be treated, may help one take preventative measures so it does not worsen.
Some people may ask, what is Rosacea, and why do I have it?
Rosacea is a chronic condition that affects the skin, and the skin becomes red. The skin turns red in result of enlarged blood vessels. Even though Rosacea typically occurs in adulthood, and acne begins in teenage years, those who suffered from acne as a teenager are at a higher risk of developing Rosacea as an adult.
The skin becomes thickened around the nose area, and the face can also become flushed. These are some common signs of Rosacea.
For those who are affected by this condition often are genetically predisposed to it. There are certain environmental factors that trigger the symptoms, which include:
- Specific foods
- Extreme temperatures
- Sun light
- Emotional stress
For those who have been diagnosed with this condition may be stressing out about their look, but there is no need to worry. There is an effective treatment for it.
At Fine Touch Dermatology, Dr. Umar offers the Vbeam laser. The Vbeam laser is the most effective treatment for the redness that appears on the face from Rosacea. This type of laser treatment specializes to clear away unwanted blood vessels.
Even though this laser is unique from other laser treatments, one must keep in mind that it does not make the redness vanish like magic. Several treatments are often needed to notice a difference.
What makes this laser treatment the most effective is the wavelengths that are used. The wavelengths used in the Vbeam are ideal for being absorbed by oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood. Basically, in simple terms the energy from the laser will burn the unwanted blood vessels, and they are broken down. In result, the skin appears less red, and is returned to its original color.
The Vbeam laser has been effective where it has treated patients in a single treatment at Fine Touch Dermatology.
Some patients ask, why choose laser over other forms of treatment?
Laser does not have the long-term side effects other treatments have on the body. For instance, Accutane may be used for those who suffer from extreme cases of Rosacea, but it is a toxic drug that has unpredictable long-term effects on the body.
Every case of Rosacea is treated on an individual basis, but generally for those who do not want to tamper with any other part of their body that could potentially be harmed in the long run, laser may be the best option.