Rosacea / Red Facial Discoloration

Rosacea, often called ‘adult acne,’ is a common condition characterized by symptoms of facial flushing or blushing and various clinical signs, including facial redness, prominent blood vessels, coarseness of skin, and an inflammatory eruption resembling acne. Unfortunately, the cause of rosacea is unknown. However, several factors such as blood vessels, climatic exposures, connective tissue degeneration, chemicals and dietary substances, hair follicle abnormalities and microbial organisms likely play a role in its development. The ‘acne-like’ bumps usually respond well to topical and oral prescription medications. The underlying facial redness can be lessened by topical antioxidants and growth factors such as Revaleskin Intense Recovery and Neocutis Biogel. Treatment with light-based technologies, in addition to topical agents, is usually required to successfully treat facial redness and dilated facial veins. Such treatments include Broad Band Light, the Sciton Long Pulsed NdYAG and the Sciton Micropulsed NdYAG. We can determine the treatment course that is right for you during an in-office consultation. <