Ask The Skincare Expert: Can I Minimize My Rosacea?

This week, we are asking Reno Vein Clinic Skincare Expert, Joelle Grenne, RN if Rosacea can be eliminated.

Many people suffer from Rosacea, which is a disorder involving chronic inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may cause redness, vascularity (increased prominence of the blood vessels), swelling or hyperplasia (increase in size of the tissue), or skin eruptions similar to acne.

Answer:

Quite simply, the answer is… Yes! Depending on the severity, Rosacea can be treated with a topical treatment or a laser. Laser technology is a wonderful way to remove the visible blood cells and reduce severe redness. This works because the wavelengths created by the lasers destroy the targeted blood vessels from the heat from the laser’s energy. It’s relatively painless and since the laser is only targeting the blood vessel, the chances for damaging the facial tissue are very slim.

I usually recommend at least three laser treatments every four-six weeks. The visible blood cells will diminish immediately, however some do recur, which requires additional treatment.

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