Do you blush easily? Do you have something that is like acne but is not really? You may have Rosacea, which affects 1 out of 20 Caucasians.
Symptoms of rosacea include skin redness and swelling in the areas that typically flush when we’re excited or embarrassed; the appearance of blood vessels (called telangectasias, and, sometimes, bumps and pus-filled lesions.
Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by facial redness and often pimples. Rosacea may be treated with oral or topical medications, or, that failing, it can be treated with laser and lights treatments, such as Laser Genesis® or Levulan/PDT.
Rosacea, also called “Flush and blush’, is different in different individuals. It is important for you to identify your ‘triggers’, that is, the conditions that will make your rosacea ‘act up’.
If untreated, rosacea will often progress and a red, bumpy nose with thickened tissue will develop. This condition, called rhinophyma, is the end-stage result of untreated rosacea.
|Cleanser||Gentle Cleansing Gel w/Botanicals|
|Toner/Astringent||CoEnzyme Q10 Toner|
|Exfoliator||Enzyme Peeling Cream|
|Anti Aging/Anti Oxidant/ Collagen Stimulator||Retinol Renovator; Multipeptide Renewal Serum; DMAE/MSM Serum; Anti-Wrinkle Stem Cell Serum|
|Masque||Triticale Nourishing Masque|
|Lightening Agents||In Office Only – by prescription|
|Moisturizer||Azulen Moisturizing Cream; B-Day Cream (if oily); Triticale Nourishing Cream (if extra dry)|
|Sunscreen||EltaMD 40, 41, 45|
|Special Considerations||Avoid alcohol; Avoid direct sun; Avoid high SPF (>45) sunscreens|