Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by redness, inflammation, and small pustules, usually centered across the middle of the face. While rosacea does not pose any medical risks, it can be unsightly and make patients self-conscious. Laser treatment is one of the most effective remedies for the condition, and Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery offers treatment to help improve the appearance of rosacea.
What Causes Rosacea?
We do not know the exact cause of rosacea, but it is thought that the immune system, genetics, and other factors may be to blame. Rosacea usually begins to appear around age 30, sometime seven sooner, and is most common in men and women with fair skin. If you are dealing with rosacea, the most important thing to do is to learn what triggers a flare-up so that you can manage this frustrating skin disorder.
What Triggers a Rosacea Flare-Up?
While triggers can vary by individual, some of the most common are stress, sun exposure, weather that is too hot or cold, alcohol, and spicy foods. Certain ingredients in cosmetics, skincare products, and sunscreens may also cause a flare-up. Sometimes, there may be no discernible cause.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
At Hotchandani Laser, Vein, and Cosmetic Surgery, we use the excel V™ laser to treat rosacea. This device uses focused light energy to help reduce the appearance of redness, inflammation, and spider veins that are common with rosacea.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment?
Most patients can return to their normal activities right after their treatment session. However, you may experience some mild redness and swelling that should resolve in about 48 hours. You should also remember to protect your skin from the sun, even after your skin has healed, to help ensure proper healing and to make your results last.
If you have rosacea and are interested in laser treatment, contact Hotchandani Laser, Vein, & Cosmetic Surgery online or by calling (920) 497-9996 (Green Bay) or (920) 738-6666 (Appleton) to schedule a consultation.