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What is Rosacea?

February 17th, 2016 | Uncategorized


Rosacea is a chronic condition of the skin which is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins from 30 years of age on, as a redness of various areas of the face; including the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

Rosacea can vary substantially from one individual to another. Some common signs of rosacea include: facial flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples and facial veins.

At the Groot Dermasurgery Centre, Dr. Thomas Nakatsui takes a multi-faceted approach to treating Rosacea. First is patient teaching and knowledge. Prevention – by avoiding foods or beverages that trigger facial flushing, including alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine products (such as coffee, tea, cola and chocolate), hot soups, and hot drinks, this can be controlled.

Oral and topical medications that can help reduce redness and inflammation are a great method in treating Rosacea and many patients have found great benefit from them.

For Redness and Blood Vessels – IPL, Dye laser, Help-G laser, or Cutera Excel laser treatments are used to remove dilated blood vessels.

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