Are you experiencing patches of redness throughout your face? In particular it could be around your lips, chin, cheeks, nose, forehead, or even under your eyes. Some people may also experience redness on the ears, neck, and chest. Such redness is termed as Rosacea. Typically, such skin disorder occurs in people on or after the age of 30. More women than men are affected by this disease; and it is most common in people with very fair skin who tend to blush easily.
How do you know if you are someone who is suffering from Rosacea? There are many signs and symptoms. Symptoms include eye irritation, dry appearance, skin thickening, swelling, burning, visible blood vessels, flushing, persistent redness, and or pimples/bumps on the skin’s surface. Such signs of Rosacea could be treated at Ethos Day Spa Skin and Laser Center by our health professionals. At Ethos Spa we provide non-surgical means of reducing Rosacea. Rosacea cannot be cured, but can be controlled, or help eliminate various symptoms and signs with light based treatments or topical medications. Light based includes Intense Pulsed Light and Renew™ FotoFacial. Specific topical medications also include metronidazole, azelaic acid, retinoic acid, and even vitamin C preparations. Antibiotics can also be a way to reduce Rosacea; however, it is due to their anti-inflammatory effect, rather than their ability to destroy bacteria. Another non-surgical way to treat Rosacea is through the use of Vbeam laser. All the treatments mentioned are not harmful or painful and with little to no recovery time.
There are several ways of how Rosacea is formed. Of the many ways includes excessive exposure to the sun/heat, spicy food, stress, anxiety, the cold weather, coffee, tea, or even alcohol. Keep in mind, anything of too much could be harmful and cause health issues. All of the above mentioned can make Rosacea worse than what it is as well. This disease can last up to 13 years if left untreated and can get worse over time. With the assistance of our medical specialists at Ethos Day Spa Skin and Laser Center, you can now help fight the effects of Rosacea.
Dr. Hardik Soni is the owner of Ethos Spa in Summit, New Jersey.
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