April 1, 2021
Rosacea affects mostly fair-skinned people. It is a fairly common condition, more often seen in women and also some men. Although rosacea is not a high-risk condition, it brings various discomforts to those who suffer from it.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for rosacea, but there are modern cosmetic treatments that help control it and reduce symptoms.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling in the central area of the face. Bumps appear on the face that look like acne, but are actually reddish, pus-filled papules.
The problem of rosacea is not only aesthetic, as it also often causes pain and burning in the face. In addition, in the most severe cases it can deform the nose, due to the dilation of the pores and bumps in this area.
Who is affected by rosacea?
It can affect anyone, but it is more common in women with fair skin. The most prone age are people between 30 to 60 years of age. However, it can also affect the youngest.
The causes that produce this condition are still unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
What treatments are there to control rosacea?
Treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms and signs that the patient is presenting, as each case is different.
- Medications: they are a good option for milder cases. To treat redness, a cream or gel composed of brimonidine, oxymetazoline, ivermectin, among others, may be prescribed. Additionally, oral antibiotics may also be considered.
- Fractional CO2 laser: this treatment is aimed at the most severe cases. It is ideal to eliminate, or at least control skin thickening, especially in the area of the nose.
- Vascular Laser: this treatment is ideal to eliminate dilated capillaries, that is, those inflamed “veins” due to rosacea.
- Nano Laser: it is one of the most effective techniques and its results are more durable than drugs. In addition, it is faster and offers results in a short time.
It is important to mention that a person with rosacea must keep their skin hydrated, clean and protected. A good care routine can make the difference between severe and controlled rosacea.
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