Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness, flushing, and swelling of the eyelids in both men and women of all skin types and ages. Rosacea commonly occurs on the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The facial blushing, burning sensation, and swollen, acne-like bumps associated with rosacea not only can make a person self-conscious about their appearance but can also be painful. There are no known causes of rosacea; however, one or a combination of potential causes like an overactive immune system, genetics, and environmental factors may contribute to rosacea. Sunlight exposure is another common cause of rosacea flare-ups; therefore, UV protection is essential to manage symptoms. Other factors like spicy foods, extreme temperatures, exercise, certain cosmetic products, and more can contribute to rosacea flare-ups.
Rosacea left untreated not only is visibly unflattering but can result in permanent skin redness. Various oral and topical medications may be prescribed to help reduce rosacea symptoms. Practicing a consistent, quality skincare routine can also help minimize symptoms. While these at-home treatments may help improve symptoms, aesthetic treatments are more effective at treating rosacea. We offer laser treatments that directly target affected areas of the skin to reduce facial redness and inflammation to achieve a clearer, more even skin tone.