What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition in which redness and small, pus-filled bumps develop on the face. It is a genetic inflammatory disorder with no known cause, and is more common in people with fair skin and light eyes. Hypersensitivity to the sun (and other factors) cause the blood vessels near the surface of the skin to expand. This rush of circulation to the area makes the complexion appear red. When the body notices an injury, more inflammatory cells are sent to the area in an attempt to fix the problem, which often makes the condition much worse.
What are the causes?
The cause of rosacea is not known, but a combination of environmental and hereditary factors are thought to be the source. Poor hygiene is not a cause. Your symptoms may be triggered or aggravated by extreme shifts in temperature, spicy foods and hot drinks, alcohol, sunlight, exercise, cosmetics, drugs that dilate the blood vessels and emotions. Women, people with fair skin, people who are over the age of 30 and people with a people with a family history of rosacea are more likely to develop this condition.
What are the available treatments?
At Pellé Medical Spa, we provide photofacials to help reduce rosacea and skin redness. A photofacial uses broadband light therapy (BBL) to gently heat the skin. Targeted skin cells then absorb that heat and are stimulated into producing new collagen.* This helps to improve the texture and tone of your skin, but vascular lesions will also absorb this heat and fade.* With BBL, we can reduce the blood vessels that cause facial redness.* The classic facial and DermaSound Facial can also produce amazing results!*
Schedule treatments in Manchester, New Hampshire
To find out how much a photofacial can improve your skin and reduce the redness on your face, schedule a consultationat Pellé Medical Spa in Manchester. We will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, give us a call at (603) 627-7000 or fill out the request form on our site.