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How to Recognize and Treat Your Rosacea

July 12, 2017 | Blog

How to Recognize and Treat Your RosaceaIt’s natural to experience facial redness every now and again. After all, we all get a bit flushed from time to time as a result of being overheated, stressed out, or spending too much time out in the sun. But consistent redness in the face can be a sign of something more than just run of the mill flare-ups.  If you experience consistent episodes of facial redness that last a bit longer than normal, you may be suffering from rosacea.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in the skin and blood vessels in the face to become more visible. Some patients may experience small, red bumps on the face that can be mistaken for acne. It’s also fairly common for people with rosacea to experience dryness and irritation in their eyes, as well as some swelling and redness around the eyelids. Although it can occur in anyone, rosacea most commonly affects middle-aged women with more fair complexions.

The cause of rosacea is still being researched, but it typically results from a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea symptoms can be aggravated by increased blood flow to the surface of your skin caused by overexposure to the sun, spicy foods, alcoholic drinks, stress, strenuous exercise, and more. Regardless of what triggers your symptoms, you don’t have to live with the discomfort and embarrassment of rosacea.

Here at AYA Medical Spa, we offer a wide variety of skincare treatments intended to help our patients improve their self-esteem by treating the effects of rosacea. For instance, Sciton® BroadBand Light (BBL) uses light-based energy to break up the uneven tone of facial skin and, as an added bonus, stimulate new collagen growth to make the treated areas look younger. Phototherapy treatments combine BBL with controlled heat to treat the symptoms of rosacea, as well as other facial imperfections like age spots, sun spots, and wrinkles.

Treating rosacea can be a tricky and frustrating ordeal in its own right. That’s why it’s so important to visit with a knowledgeable, experienced skincare specialist like the licensed estheticians at AYA. We offer all our patients a complimentary skincare analysis to get a better understanding of their unique skin type, including any conditions, allergies or sensitivities they may have, in order to recommend the skincare treatments and products that will best help them achieve their aesthetic goals. For more information on rosacea or other skin conditions, please contact AYA Medical Spa today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram for more skincare tips, photos, news, and more.