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      Rosacea Treatment in Raleigh NC

      Rosacea is often mistaken for a natural “ruddiness” and treatment is often delayed for years, if not decades. It’s actually a chronic skin condition that affects over 16 million people. Anyone can develop Rosacea, but it is most common among middle-aged women.

      In its mildest form, Rosacea causes a flush look to the face – some liken it to the appearance of blushing. The reddening of the skin can be most apparent on the cheeks and nose, but it can appear on any part of the face. It can also cause the blood vessels in your face to be more visible and create tiny pus-filled bumps.

      Our Raleigh, NC team of aesthetic nurses, Meredith Harris, NP and Heather Shelton Roberts, RN, BSN are amongst the country’s top aesthetics specialists. Together, they have administered safe and effective procedures for thousands of patients.

      To learn more and to schedule your consultation to treat your Rosacea, please call ☎ (919) 521-8282 or contact us online today!

      What is Rosacea?

      Rosacea is a common skin condition that produces a reddening of the facial skin, combined with other symptoms like raised patches, excessively oily or dry skin, broken blood vessels visible through the skin, skin sensitivity, and pus-filled bumps.

      There are various subtypes of Rosacea, and the severity of the condition varies widely. It may be mistaken for acne or a variety of other skin conditions because it can produce tiny pus-filled bumps, and in some forms of the condition, much more serious full-blown breakouts.

      Rosacea Causes and Risk Factors

      The cause of Rosacea is unknown, but it is linked to certain risk factors, including:

      • Age – Rosacea is most common in people between the ages of 30 and 50.
      • Gender – Women are more likely to develop Rosacea than men, but when men do get it, it is oftentimes more severe.
      • Coloring – Rosacea is more common in those who are fair-skinned, fair-haired, or blue-eyed.
      • Genetics – A family history of Rosacea is highly predictive that you could develop it. Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry is another predictive factor.
      • History of Acne – most people diagnosed with rosacea have a history of acne that was difficult to treat in their younger years, or persistent acne as an adult.

      There are certain things that exacerbate the condition, as well. Some people experience a worsening of symptoms when eating spicy food or foods containing cinnamon or chocolate, or caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea. Citrus fruits and tomatoes are sometimes problematic. Infections like H. Pylori or Demodex, and others, can trigger symptoms, as can a variety of chemicals, medications, and other substances.

      Symptoms of Rosacea

      There are several different subtypes of Rosacea, and you can suffer from more than one subtype at a time. Generally, all forms of Rosacea will include some variety of the following classic symptoms:

      • Redness or flushing, particularly on the nose or cheeks
      • Visible broken blood vessels
      • Raised patches of skin
      • Dry, scaly skin, or alternatively, oily skin
      • Sensitive skin that can itch, sting, or burn
      • Swelling
      • Thickening skin especially on nose, but also on cheeks, forehead, chin, or ears
      • Bumpy skin texture, sometimes with tiny raised pus-filled bumps or even severe acne-like breakouts
      • Enlarged pores

      There is also a form of Rosacea that affects the eyes. Symptoms of Ocular Rosacea include bloodshot eyes, dry or watering eyes, sensitivity to light, burning or stinging, reduced vision, gritty sensation in eyes, broken blood vessels visible on eyelids, or even cysts.

      Diagnosing Rosacea

      Rosacea can easily be diagnosed by a physical examination of the skin along with review of your medical history. If there is any question as to whether you might have another skin condition, any necessary tests will be conducted to rule out any other diagnosis.

      We may conduct tests to determine the role of potential triggers in symptom flare-ups, like food allergies.

      What methods are used to treat Rosacea?

      Although there is no cure for rosacea, our team utilizes a variety of treatment options to control the condition and reduce your symptoms. Our aesthetic specialists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan. Treatments can range from the use of antibiotic creams or oral antibiotics on one end of the spectrum to specific lifestyle modifications that will naturally help control your symptoms. We may also recommend the following therapies which have been helpful for our other Rosacea patients:

      • Aerolase - this unique laser has been FDA cleared for the treatment of over 30 different conditions, including symptoms of Rosacea.
      • BBL - uses the power of light to target and reduce symptoms of Rosacea.
      • Halo - the hybrid fractional Halo laser offers all the benefits of more invasive procedures.
      • Customized Medical Grade Peels - especially helpful for reducing skin thickening and other symptoms of Rosacea.
      • Customized Home Skin Care

      Before your consultation, it may be helpful to keep a journal of the foods you eat and supplements you take, along with cosmetics and care products you use for skin and hair. Also, please compile a checklist of your symptoms, current and past, and any triggers you may have noted.

      Request Your Consultation Today!

      You don’t have to ignore or try to hide Rosacea symptoms anymore. Treatment is available. Call ☎ (919) 521-8282 or contact us online to schedule your consultation!


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