If your skin is unusually red and bumpy, but it doesn’t look quite like acne, you are probably suffering from the effects of rosacea. This frustrating and embarrassing condition does not have to be accepted as a permanent part of your life. The following treatments offer ways to address the underlying causes of rosacea so that you can embrace clear skin once again.
Do You Have Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes severe redness and small, red, pus-filled bumps to appear on the face. Most people experience rosacea in flare ups that last for a period of weeks or months before temporarily diminishing. These symptoms indicate the presence of rosacea:
- Facial redness in the central portion of your face, including your nose and cheeks.
- Red, swollen bumps like pimples that cause your condition to resemble acne.
- Eye dryness, irritation, and swollen eyelids.
- Though rare, rosacea can also thicken skin on the nose and cause it to appear larger.
IPL for Rosacea
Intense pulse light therapy is a powerful and effective way to reduce the redness of enlarged blood vessels and return the skin to a normal, healthy appearance. It only takes a few weeks for those vessels to be resorbed as facial redness and signs of rosacea diminish.
An IPL emits light waves that are specifically targeted at the culprit responsible for your skin imperfections. The light is tuned to the red blood cells in your blood vessels. The light beam passes through your skin and is absorbed by hemoglobin to damage the capillaries. They are gradually absorbed by the body and flushed out of your system. The result? Brighter, clearer skin that is free from the symptoms of rosacea.
Rosacea Topical and/or Oral Treatments
There is no permanent cure for rosacea, but a there are a few topical treatments that can reduce redness. The product Rozatrol By ZO Medical is a topical serum that aids in reducing signs of rosacea within 12 hours. Oral antibiotics and prescriptive topical treatments can also work for some patients by fighting bacteria and inflammation.
Hermann Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida can help you identify your rosacea triggers and select the best treatment method for your specific symptoms. Call (813) 773-8214 to make an appointment with Dr. Hermann or Robin McClain ARNP today. You deserve clear, glowing skin!