Introduction to Rosacea
Rosacea is also called facial redness, adult acne or Acne Rosacea. It is not actually Acne but continuous inflammation of skin causing skin redness ‘red face’ due to dilated visible vessels. Mainly affecting the face (cheeks, nose, middle forehead, chin).
Although the exact Rosacea causes have not been identified various factors increasing the condition have been described. It has a strong genetic basis but is easily treated.
Earlier it was believed to be affecting only the lighter skin but recent evidence suggests, it affects the skin of all colors and is prevalent in both men and women.
Not worrying too much about it is a mistake. The innocent looking blush gradually forms cystic acne like small lesions occasionally filled with pus. Gradually the skin thickens as in Rhinophyma nose.
At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best-customized treatment plan for you.
Factors causing and exacerbating Rosacea
Acne scars are treatable. Before beginning the treatment, it’s important to know what type they are. This will profoundly impact the end results. Each type of Acne Scar responds to treatment differently, and some treatments are better for particular types than others.
It is usually seen in the adult skin and thus is also called ‘adult acne’, although it is not acne. Unlike acne, it does not get resolved. Rosacea skin is due to the exaggerated inflammatory reaction in the skin to various environmental stimuli like sun, pollution, temperature change etc.
Intense emotional States
Intense emotional states cause changes in chemical messengers in our body which flare up Rosacea.
Alcohol, hot drinks and spicy foods exacerbate rosacea.
Smoking also exacerbates rosacea.
Many other factors like seasonal change, climate change, temperature change, heat, exercise, cosmetics, and certain drugs which increase facial blood supply increase rosacea.
Acne rosacea Treatment requires a lot of commitment to avoid triggers, protection of face from the sun and very gentle handling of the skin. Currently, few medications work in rosacea along with carefully planned Laser therapy.