Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that presents as redness and small raised bumps primarily on the central area of the face. It is a long-term condition that can get worse over time; therefore, treatment is ongoing. Often seen in people with fair skin, rosacea flare-ups can be triggered by a variety of factors including sun exposure, consuming spicy foods, alcohol, skin irritation, extreme temperatures, and stress.

Symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Blushing Easily
  • Raised red bumps (with or without pus) – which sometimes looks like acne
  • Tiny swollen blood vessels on the skin called telangiectasias
  • Burning or gritty feeling in the eyes
  • Red swollen and rounded nose

To reduce the frequency of rosacea flare-ups and minimize skin changes, there are different treatment options.

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Britany, Rosacea Treatment: Azelaic Acid Topical, oral Minocycline and Laser Genesis

Treatment Options

Topical Medication – there are various medicated gels, creams, and lotions that you can apply to your skin to treat rosacea. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may need to combine the use of a topical treatment with laser for the best results. Brimonidine, Metronidazole, Ivermectin, and Azelaic Acid are all commonly prescribed topical medications used to manage rosacea. It is likely that you would need to use these medications for a long period of time and some aren’t safe to be taken during pregnancy.

Laser Genesis – a no downtime laser treatment used to improve post-inflammatory redness and skin texture. Delivering laser energy through micro-pulse technology, this 30-minute treatment gently heats the skin to reduce redness. A series of 6 treatments scheduled 2-4 weeks apart is recommended.

Excel V – a laser used to treat both superficial and deep vascular lesions. There is possible downtime as additional redness and swelling are common though typically resolves within a few days. A series of at least 3 treatments scheduled 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.

Suggested AM Skincare

Hexam – Vivier – a gentle cleanser that helps to remove oil and impurities from the surface of the skin.

Soothing Cleanser – SkinCeuticals – foaming cleanser with botanical extracts to soothe and calm skin.

Serum 10 – SkinCeuticals – formulated for sensitive skin, this antioxidant serum contains 10% pure vitamin C providing protection against free radicals generated by UV rays and pollution. Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring healthier-looking skin.

Redness Neutralizer – SkinCeuticals – a lightweight gel-cream that strengthens the skin’s barrier, calms irritation, and reduces the appearance of redness.

Emollience – SkinCeuticals – a fast-absorbing restorative cream formulated to nourish and maintain the skin’s moisture levels.

Hydrating B5 Gel – SkinCeuticals – an alternative oil-free serum moisturizer that helps bind moisture to skin and replenish essential nutrients.

Lexxel – Vivier – gentle hypoallergenic cream that helps to alleviate itching due to dry skin. Soothes, calms, and repairs the skin barrier.

Phyto Corrective Gel – SkinCeuticals – lightweight serum containing hyaluronic acid and a calming, soothing blend of botanical extracts to hydrate the skin, while reducing irritation and inflammation.

Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 – SkinCeuticals – a tinted 100% mineral sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 – SkinCeuticals – fluid sunscreen contains 100% mineral filters to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays.

Suggested PM Skincare

Hexam – Vivier – a gentle cleanser that helps to remove oil and impurities from the surface of the skin.

Soothing Cleanser – SkinCeuticals – foaming cleanser with botanical extracts to soothe and calm skin.

Redness Neutralizer – SkinCeuticals – a lightweight gel-cream that strengthens the skin’s barrier, calms irritation, and reduces the appearance of redness.

Emollience – SkinCeuticals – a fast-absorbing restorative cream formulated to nourish and maintain the skin’s moisture levels.

Hydrating B5 Gel – SkinCeuticals – an alternative oil-free serum moisturizer that helps bind moisture to skin and replenish essential nutrients.

Lexxel – Vivier – gentle hypoallergenic cream that helps to alleviate itching due to dry skin. Soothes, calms, and repairs the skin barrier.

Phyto Corrective Gel – SkinCeuticals – lightweight serum containing hyaluronic acid and a calming, soothing blend of botanical extracts to hydrate the skin, while reducing irritation and inflammation.