It is estimated that 16 million or more Americans have rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition that affects the face. Red or dry skin with outbreaks of pustules and rashes are some of the characteristics of this condition, which can be uncomfortable and a cosmetic concern. While there is not a cure for rosacea, there are effective rosacea treatments available at Timeless MedSpa NYC on the Upper East Side.
Causes and Symptoms of Rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but there are several factors that can contribute to this skin condition. Individuals with fair skin are the most likely to be affected, and it is more common in adults between the ages of 30 and 60. Genetics and gender play a role in who experiences this skin disorder. Women are more likely to experience rosacea, and it is hereditary. Environmental factors and triggers can cause outbreaks, including sun exposure, spicy foods, hot beverages, cosmetics, stress and alcohol.
Rosacea can come and go or be persistent in nature. The symptoms vary, and there are different forms of rosacea. The most common symptoms of rosacea include:
- Red papules or pustules on the cheeks, nose and forehead
- Red rash or patches on the facial skin
- Dry or flaky skin
- Sensitive or burning sensation on the skin
- Red or swollen eyelids
- Thickened skin on the nose (rhinophyma)
- Visible blood vessels
Rosacea can be very uncomfortable and impact appearance. Finding the right treatment can give relief and improve the skin’s appearance.
Effective Treatments for Rosacea
Avoiding triggers of rosacea can help prevent outbreaks, but this is not always possible. At Timeless MedSpa NYC, we offer rosacea treatments that can manage the symptoms and improve the aesthetics of the skin. Medications can be used to control outbreaks, but the most effective treatment for the aesthetics of the skin is laser therapy, which we offer at Timeless MedSpa NYC.
If you have rosacea and want to improve the health and appearance of your skin, contact our team at Timeless MedSpa NYC. Call our UES office to schedule a rosacea consultation to discuss the best treatment options.