Facial flushing happens to everyone at one time or another. However, patients with rosacea often experience ongoing facial flushing that can worsen over time. Rosacea, or consistent facial flushing, can be embarrassing and even make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. At CüR Laser and Skin, Dr. Kumar Shivdasani offers a variety of treatments that can soothe your skin.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness of the face. While mostly prevalent in the facial regions, it is possible to have rosacea on other parts of your body, such as the neck and chest.
There are also different types of rosacea, which include:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is the most common variation and causes facial redness to appear.
Papulopustular is when pimples filled with pus or fluid begin to form. This type of rosacea can also cause your skin to swell while having symptoms similar to acne.
Phymatous rosacea is when your skin starts to swell and become thicker. It can cause your skin to feel bumpy and typically affects your nose.
Ocular rosacea can cause your eyes to become bloodshot or irritated. Furthermore, your eyes may become more sensitive to light, and styes may begin to form on your eyelids.
How Does Rosacea Affect People?
Rosacea can affect people differently. In most cases, the symptoms usually come and go. This is because rosacea can be caused by many things, including consuming alcohol, eating spicy foods, spending a lot of time in the sun, and an overactive immune system. It can even be hereditary. If the symptoms of rosacea persist longer than usual, visit CüR Laser and Skin.
How to Treat Rosacea
Most treatments for rosacea focus on controlling the symptoms that occur. One effective option for treating rosacea is BBL laser treatment therapy.
Often, BBL treatments are combined with topical compounds to facilitate the effects of energy devices and get better, faster results.
Laser treatment therapy can help make your blood vessels a lot less visible. However, you will need to be considered a suitable candidate for this by Dr. Shivdasani. It is equally important for you to discuss the benefits and contraindications of laser therapy during your consultation.
How to Calm Rosacea Flare-ups
Rosacea flare-ups can be challenging to deal with. But by taking the appropriate measures, you can easily keep them under control. First, identify what’s triggering your rosacea to flare up. It could be due to stress and anxiety, going into saunas, participating in strenuous activities, or even caffeine withdrawal.
You can calm rosacea flare-ups by practicing stress relief techniques like yoga. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and your skin moist. It can also help to use a gentle moisturizer or lotion. In addition, visiting CüR Laser and Skin for personalized skincare treatment can help minimize symptoms and calm a rosacea flare. If you would like to learn more about rosacea treatment or schedule an appointment, contact the office at 604-662-7368. Dr. Shivdasani has two convenient locations on West Broadway, Vancouver, and Park Royal, West Vancouver.