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Before & After Rosacea Treatment 

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Rosacea, Redness & Facial Veins

By Dr. Perviz Alidina and Dr. Zahra Alidina

Rosacea is a fairly common disorder, but is largely underdiagnosed.  Dr. Perviz Alidina and Dr. Zahra Alidina at DermaSpa MD Laser Clinic diagnose and treat Rosacea in men and women of all skin types.

Drs. Alidina note that many people do not realize they have rosacea, but suffer from facial redness, sensitive skin and occasionally acne (acne rosacea).  Rosacea can often be misdiagnosed as dermatitis (skin irritation or allergy), exzema or acne.

Dr. Perviz Alidina and Dr. Zahra Alidina utilize several tools to diagnose rosacea correctly.  These diagnostic tools include:  medical history, family history, clinical skin examination and a state-of-the-art skin imaging system: the VISIA® skin analysis system.  The VISIA® skin analysis system allows Drs. Alidina to analyse surface and subsurface skin issues to properly diagnose rosacea and other skin conditions, to customize skin treatments for each individual patient, and to accurately and scientifically monitor treatment progress.

Initially rosacea may be intermittent but can become persistently red or present with red lines which trace the superficial blood vessel mainly on cheeks and nose, but may also be seen on the chin and forehead, neck and décolleté.

In some cases of rosacea, additional symptoms may be present: such as red bumps, dry teary eyes, and a red enlarged nose called Rhinophyma.

 

Facts about Rosacea

  • An estimated that 1.6 million Canadians have Rosacea
  • Rosacea is more common in lighter skin types (but can occur in any skin type)
  • Typically occurs between 30-50 years of age
  • Rosacea is more common in women
  • When men get rosacea it tends to be more severe
  • Rosacea often develops in people of Irish, Scottish, English,  Eastern or Northern European decent
  • A family history of rosacea makes you much more likely to get rosacea
  • Rosacea may coexist with acne and is known as adult acne rosacea
  • Early stages of rosacea are under-diagnosed and therefore delay treatment
  • Rosacea is a chronic disease - the goal of treatment is to control rather than cure this skin issue

How do I know if I have rosacea?

Rosacea is a medical skin condition and should be diagnosed by careful history and examination by a physician.
Some symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Persistent facial redness. May be intermittent initially but becomes persistent over time if left untreated
  • Flushing of the cheeks, nose, chin, and or forehead
  • Redness may be accompanied by inflammatory papules and bustules  (acne like pimples)


Causes of Rosacea- who gets Rosacea?

Rosacea presents with flushing and so blood vessels are the key cause.
Exact causes of rosacea are still unknown. Factors that may trigger its development are:

  • genetic predisposition
  • vitamin B deficiency
  • temperature change
  • spicy foods
  • alcohol and drugs

 


Treatment of rosacea

Dr. Perviz Alidina and Dr. Zahra Alidina treat rosacea at DermaSpa MD.  Rosacea treatment is important, because if left untreated rosacea can actually get worse. It does not resolve on its own. Very mild rosacea may respond to topical treatment and oral antibiotics. These cannot be used indefinitely and do not treat more severe cases of rosacea or the broken blood vessels.

Fortunately with advances in laser and light technology more severe cases of rosacea can be treated very effectively with our state of the art Cutera® Laser.  Laser treatment of rosacea at DermaSpa MD is always physician supervised and performed by highly qualified medical estheticians.  The Cutera LimeLight® and Laser Genesis® treatment combination (the DermaSpa 2Dimensional Laser treatment) offers one of the best results for treatment of facial redness and rosacea.  Treatment progress is accurately and scientifically monitored with the Canfield VISIA skin imaging system, and skin analysis results are interpreted by Dr. Zahra Alidina, Dr. Perviz Alidina and the DermaSpa Medical Estheticians.

Proper skin care is also very important. When the skin is stripped of lipids (which are part of the protective layer) the skin barrier is compromised and this can worsen acne and rosacea.  By keeping the skin well hydrated with proper skin care products the barrier will remain and intact this will allow the patients to better tolerate rosacea treatments.

At DermaSpa MD our trained medical professionals will recommend appropriate skin care for you to use at home.  Hydrating, calming and soothing skin care is recommended for rosacea patients, and allows for the skin barrier to remain healthy and radiant.

At DermaSpa MD we also believe in educating our patients about their skin condition.  This is especially important in rosacea, as rosacea can be worsened by lifestyle factors and some triggers.  Rosacea patients should aim to avoid alcohol, smoking, sun exposure, temperature extremes, tanning beds and spicy foods.  During your consultation at DermaSpa MD, our medical professionals will take a careful and thorough history, and counsel you regarding lifestyle factors that may worsen your rosacea.

 

Why should Rosacea be treated?

  • if left untreated does get worse with time
  • rosacea can affect self-esteem and self confidence
  • rosacea skin can feel uncomfortable, sensitive and inflamed
  • though rosacea is a chronic disease it can be controlled with treatment

Rosacea can often be very effectively controlled by a customized combination of skin care, laser treatment, medication and lifestyle measures.  The earlier rosacea is treated, the more effective the treatment.  Book your complimentary consultation at DermaSpa MD to have your skin carefully assessed today.

 

 

*individual results may vary

 

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