Do you suffer from rosacea, a skin affliction that causes redness and pus-filled bumps? You’re not alone. About 14 million people in the U.S. suffer from rosacea, and the condition only gets worse if left untreated.
Rosacea can impact your physical and emotional health. Thankfully, Dr. Mark Mathieson at Sterling Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Sarasota, FL., knows how to treat rosacea with laser therapy photofacials. This procedure can reduce the appearance of rosacea, so you feel more confident.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that produces redness, swelling, and pus-filled bumps on your skin. Rosacea sufferers often experience a deep red blush that doesn’t fade. Instead, the redness spreads.
Often, acne is confused with rosacea, although the conditions are different. Acne begins with lesions, bumps, or blackheads, while rosacea starts with redness and, as inflammation worsens, can result in pus-filled pimples.
More women than men suffer from rosacea and the condition seems to run in families. If your parents or grandparents had rosacea, you’re more likely to suffer from the condition, too.
Here’s how you can manage rosacea
There’s no cure for rosacea, but treatments can help reduce the redness and manage symptoms so the condition doesn't worsen. Here are a few ways to do that:
Your diet and environment may have irritants that trigger flare-ups. Those triggers can be certain foods or even the air conditioner in your house. Once triggers are identified, you can remove them and begin healing.
Rosacea responds to a rigorous skincare routine. It’s important to cleanse and exfoliate every day. Dr. Mathieson may even recommend specific skin products that you’ll use for six months or more.
During this treatment, a laser removes the top layers of skin. The light beams, from the laser, heat up skin vessels and dissolve irritated skin cells, making room for new and healthy skin cells to thrive.
Do laser photofacials hurt?
Nope. You won’t feel a thing. Laser photofacials are virtually painless, and the most you’ll feel is a slight pull on your skin. If you have low pain tolerance, we can give you a mild numbing anesthetic to make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure.
The best thing is that laser photofacials are a quick treatment for your rosacea. You’ll see results within weeks that can last up to five years.
Are you tired and frustrated with your chronic rosacea? If so, give laser therapy a try. Visit our website to learn more and schedule an appointment.