If you have rosacea, you may know there is no cure, but you may not know you can treat the redness, enlarged capillaries, and pimples to significantly reduce its appearance. It is important to treat the redness so it remains recessive and does not become permanent. When you talk to our specialist, you may get a treatment plan that includes a combination of the following treatments.

  • Light-based therapies may be effective in reducing red skin and visible blood vessels. It may take a series of treatments, but the results may last for years.
  • Sun protection is essential every day, even if it is overcast. Sunlight can cause irritable rosacea flare-ups. We recommend you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF30 or higher, wear a hat and seek shade.
  • Managing your triggers is useful for avoiding flare-ups. You can talk to our specialist about the times your face gets red and learn about the things that may promote rosacea, such as drinking alcohol, spicy food and cold windy weather.
  • Using the right skin care products starting with washing your face can make a difference in flare-ups. You need gentle skin care and our specialist will help you choose the right face wash, moisturizer and makeup.

While there is not one cause of rosacea, there may be a few contributing factors starting with heredity. Sun damage may cause blood vessels to get wider, making them more obvious on your face. There are also bacteria in the gut that may cause a digestive hormone to make your skin look flushed.

In some cases, rosacea is confused with acne. That is why it is important to get a professional diagnosis. Most of the treatments for acne are different from for rosacea. You have an increased chance of getting rosacea if you have light blond hair, are a woman, have severe acne, are between the ages of 30 – 50, smoke and have family members with rosacea.

You should have a consultation if you see any of the following symptoms:

  • Facial redness that looks like blushing but doesn’t immediately go away and may last for hours
  • Bumps and pimples that may resemble acne, but don’t respond to acne treatment
  • Visible blood vessels on your cheeks such as thin red or purple lines
  • Painful, itching eyelids and bloodshot eyes
  • Swollen, red nose especially if the skin has become thick

When our specialist examines your symptoms, you may be given a customized treatment that may reduce the symptoms of rosacea to help you regain self-confidence. Start your journey to clearer skin when you contact us today at Vimi Laser & Skincare Clinic. We proudly serve the Toronto, Ontario, area with locations in Markham and Scarborough.

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