How Can I Treat Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and often painful skin issue that can negatively impact the lives of those who suffer from it.  Many people with rosacea experience feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and low-self-esteem because of the condition.  It’s therefore not surprising that finding the right treatment is a high priority for them.


What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disorder characterized by persistent facial redness. Other symptoms include broken blood vessels (telangiectasia), flushing, bumps, skin thickening, and pimples.   Rosacea typically affects the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. 

The cause of rosacea is unknown, but symptoms can be triggered by heat, extreme cold, alcohol, stress, and exercise. 

How Can I Treat Rosacea?

There is no cure for rosacea, but it can be effectively managed.  Laser therapy is considered the gold standard for treating symptoms of rosacea such as redness and broken capillaries.  Different types of lasers can be used to treat the condition, including the excel V laser system. 

The excel V technology by Cutera is a state-of-the-art long-pulsed Nd:YAG system with dual wavelengths (532/1064), which is specially designed to treat vascular conditions. 

excel V Treatment For Rosacea

The excel V system uses a green laser to target redness and broken blood vessels.  The laser heat causes the blood within the veins to thicken, destroying the vessels, which are eventually reabsorbed by the body.  

Patients typically notice a significant reduction in redness and flushing after excel V treatment, and the results last for several months.   

When treating rosacea, topical treatments such as ZO Skin Health products can also be used to optimize the health and appearance of the skin. 

Rosacea makes the skin sensitive, so it’s essential to avoid harsh exfoliators that can cause irritation and worsen the condition.  

If you’ve been struggling with rosacea flare-ups, scheduling a consultation with a vascular specialist can help you resolve your struggles with rosacea and achieve healthier skin. 

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