What is Rosacea?
Rosacea: is sometimes called adult acne adult. Rosacea is most common in people with light skin usually appears after the age 30. The patients often have redness on the cheeks, forehead and chin. Later in life small acne-like pimples can develop in those areas covered with enlarged capillaries (Cuprose).
What are the signs of Rosacea?
Frequent or constant flushing and redness of skin is common. At the beginning of the disease the flush appears and disappears. Later it becomes a permanent with red cheeks, forehead and chin.
Pimple breakouts: Over the years, people with Rosacea may have small red acne like pimples). Unlike the skin with acne – people with Rosacea do not have comedones (black and white points) and their pimples usually do not appear on the neck and back or chest.
Enlargement of capillaries: People with Rosacea there usually enlarged small capillaries mainly cheeks and chin.
Less common signs:
Red eyelids: Also known as Ocular Rosacea. Expressed a sense of constant irritation of the eyelids with watery discharge and redness of the conjunctiva. Severe cases may require the treatment of an ophthalmologist.
Feeling of dry skin: facial skin burns and feels irritated.
Thickening of facial skin and nose: in more difficult cases, especially men, can develop skin thickening nose to the point called Rhinophyma.
In rare cases, the signs will also appearon the neck, chest and behind the ears.
What makes Rosacea worse ?
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Treatment or Rosacea:
The first law is strict avoidance of all the factors below.
There are few treatments later dermatologist can offer:
Topical creams: it is generally assumed that some cases the rosacea is due to response to a parasite called Demodex. This parasite populates the sebaceous glands. Treatment gel that contains metronidazole may help in these cases.
Antibiotic treatment: different antibiotics, especially the kind Minocycline can destroy p acnes bacteria and reduce skin inflammation in rosacea.
Laser therapy or IPL: lasers or intense pulse light devices (IPL) to collapse the enlarged blood vessels in the rosaceous skin and
reduce skin redness.
The most innovative treatment for rosacea today is photodynamic therapy. This treatment was applied to the skin a substance called ALA. This material is selectively absorbed by the sebaceous glands and some of the superficial skin capillaries. After about an hour and skin is exposed to blue light (425 nanometer – without UV) – which triggers a chemical reaction in the skin – called a Photodynamic reaction. The advantage of PDT for Rosacea is that it does not require expensive laser treatments, hospitalization or anesthesia. PDT has frequently good cosmetic results without the risk of hyperpigmentation after treatment.Share on Facebook