A person with rosacea has small dilated blood vessels on the surface of the skin face (nose, cheeks and forehead). This disease mostly affects people with clear skin about the age of 30 years; it is a source of significant discomfort since it’s relatively unsightly.
Long-term treatment will usually be necessary, although there may be periods where your symptoms improve and you can stop treatment temporarily.
For most people, treatment will involve a combination of self-help measures and medication. The specific treatments that are recommended will depend on your symptoms.
Laser treatment is currently the best method to fight rosacea; it is still advised to avoid eating too spicy food, alcohol, sun, cold and tobacco when you have a thin and clear skin. The laser decreases vascular density areas to be treated by targeting the hemoglobin of the blood vessels which absorb the light produced by the laser and coagulate that is how dilated blood vessels disappear progressively with the laser sessions.
There are a number of important things you can do yourself to help keep the symptoms of rosacea under control, including:
- avoiding things that trigger your symptoms – for example, by using sun cream and covering yourself up if direct sunlight makes your symptoms worse
- taking good care of your skin – for example, by using products suitable for sensitive skin
- using make-up – patches of persistent red skin can be disguised using specially designed “camouflage” make-up
- keeping your eyelids clean – if rosacea is causing your eyelids to become inflamed(blepharitis)
Following the Rosacea treatment
Redness and possible edema may persist for about a week.