Rosacea is a chronic condition affecting millions of adults. It rarely affects teens and preteens, but adults often show signs of this skin disorder by age 25. The causes of rosacea aren’t completely understood, but most medical experts believe a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of symptoms. At Advanced Skin Care there are a few rosacea treatment options available.
Rosacea can be treated in various ways, although it’s currently not possible to completely rid the skin of symptoms. The visual signs including skin reddening, bloating, and irritation can be successfully treated, but a consultation and examination is required to determine the best course of action for treating any single individual. Below, we describe three of the most popular rosacea treatment options.
This is a cosmetic treatment for improving the appearance of wrinkled, dull skin. Light chemical peels are performed to remove the epidermal layer of skin. The body responds by accelerating the creation of collagen and elastin, and the result is skin that shows fewer age-related wrinkles.
A medium-depth peel is often recommended for the treatment of rosacea. The acid used is a bit stronger and is allowed to sit on the skin surface for a longer period of time. The upper dermal layer, the skin that lies just beneath the epidermis, is also affected by the treatment and eventually dries up and flakes away. After a period of healing, the reddened areas affected by rosacea are much less noticeable.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
This is a bit similar to laser therapy, but the light energy used is of mixed wavelengths. The pixilated beams emitted by the device don’t affect the epidermis but rather pass right through it and heat up the dermal layers that lie beneath. The result of a series of IPL treatments is a strengthening of the dermal tissues and a constriction of capillaries. This greatly reduces the appearance of redness, and it also improves the overall skin tone.
In most cases, several treatment sessions are scheduled, with a period of healing and tissue growth allowed between treatments. This is a very popular treatment for rosacea because it doesn’t involve skin ablation.
Which Option Is Right For Me?
We can’t answer that question until we have consulted with you and examined your skin. Rosacea doesn’t always show the familiar symptoms, and not all individuals experience the same level of skin reddening or darkened blotches in the skin layers. We are experts at treating all types of skin conditions, and we will be happy to sit down with you and discuss treatment options. Contact us today to learn more about how we treat rosacea by reducing the visibility of this annoying medical condition.
There are just a few of the rosacea treatment options we offer. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Wyomissing, PA.