Rosacea & Diffuse Redness
Phases of Rosacea
Rosacea can start out as a tendency to blush or flush easily, but it can quickly evolve to a permanent redness in the centre of your face, particularly around your nose. The dilatation of blood vessels near to the skin’s surface causes this redness.
Vascular rosacea can develop if your signs and symptoms increase, causing small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks to expand and become noticeable (telangiectasia). It’s possible that your skin will become extremely sensitive. Oily skin and dandruff are common symptoms of vascular rosacea.
Acne-like red lumps or pustules may form and remain, spreading across your nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin. This condition is known as inflammatory rosacea. It’s possible that your skin will feel hot and tender.
Treatment for Rosacea in Toronto
Rosacea is best treated with a combination of medication, therapies, and lifestyle modifications. In addition to topical (skin-applied) and oral drugs to reduce inflammation and redness, we also use a unique blend of lasers and powerful pulse light as part of your rosacea treatment.
The laser treatment is comfortable, non-invasive, and individually tailored to each patient’s needs. Following a thorough consultation, we will devise a rosacea treatment plan that will help you reduce the appearance of blood vessels in your face while also improving the quality and texture of your skin.
Causes of Rosacea
- Sun exposure
- Temperature extremes
- Spicy food or hot drinks
- Red wine or other alcoholic beverage
- Intense exercise
- Some cosmetic skincare products
Protecting Your Skin
You may also consider the following methods to complement your rosacea treatments and greatly improve your skin condition:
- Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin
- Use alcohol-free, gentle skin care products
- Change your eating habits to include a more balanced diet in your diet
- Moisturize with water-based products