Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition that affects over 11 million men and women in the United States. The early symptoms include reddened skin and a rash, usually seen on the nose and cheeks. The symptoms starts with the symptoms of easy flushing and blushing. These episodes of flushing lead to the development of red lines called telangiectasia.
There are rosacea patients who only have redness and other patients have pimples, and some have both. Symptoms typically come and go, with patients reporting that certain factors, such as sun exposure, eating spicy foods and experiencing emotional stress, can trigger the symptoms.
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Dr. Rebecca Baxt, board-certified dermatology diagnosis and treats rosacea in all symptomatic stages and all skin types, most commonly seen in fair skin. There is hope for this life-long skin condition, rosacea symptoms can be treated, and outbreaks controlled. Some of the treatments include:
What Are The Common Signs Of Rosacea?
Both men and women affected with rosacea typically exhibit the following symptoms:
- Frequent flushing/ Redness of the face.
- Broken facial capillaries (spider veins) are present on the face or in the eyes.
- Acne-like breakouts (e.g., pimples, pustules, cysts).
- Thickening of facial areas (most noticeable in the nose).
- Sensitive facial skin (prone to irritation).
- Intolerant facial skin (prone to allergic reactions).
Dr. Rebecca Baxt advises her patients that the causes of rosacea are not fully understood and presently there is no “cure” for rosacea. Rosacea patients often have flare-ups due to weather changes such as sun, wind, and heat. They often get worse from particular foods such as red wine, alcohol, dairy, nuts, citrus, chocolate, cheese, spicy foods, and hot foods.
How Long Does Rosacea Last?
Unfortunately, rosacea is a life-long skin condition that tends to wax and wane. Dr. Baxt recommends ongoing customized treatments to manage and reduce the symptoms and achieve cosmetic improvements.
How Is Rosacea Treated?
ADVANCED LASER & LIGHT SOURCE TREATMENTS FOR ROSACEA
Rosacea facial symptoms of redness and flushing can be effectively treated. Dr. Baxt offers advanced laser and pulsed light treatments to reduce the redness and flushing and give her many Tri-state area patients relief from their rosacea symptoms, as well as cosmetic improvements.
All laser & light treatments are done by Dr. Baxt not by ancillary personnel! We also have an experienced medical aesthetician. Some of the following therapies are available to treat the symptoms of redness and flushing associated with rosacea:
- Photofacial™/ Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Photofacial™ is a treatment program that dramatically reduces the signs of rosacea. Photofacial™ dramatically reduces the signs of sun damage, aging, and rosacea, on the face and neck. Patients also see great results on the arms and chest.
With Photofacial™ treatments, there is little to no down time like that associated with lasers and deep peels. Using the Intense Pulsed Light system, we can dramatically improve the look of sun-damaged skin and patients with persistent redness and flushing of rosacea.
Photofacial™ treatments typically take about 30 minutes, and the slight redness is usually gone by the time you are back in the car. Treatments are needed every 4 to 6 weeks. After 5 treatments, many patients are so happy with their results that they choose to do more! Alternatively, some patients come in for maintenance therapy 1-2 times a year after they finish the treatment series. The treatments have minimal or no discomfort.
- V-Beam Perfecta (Pulsed Dye Laser)
V-Beam Perfecta (Pulsed Dye Laser) is a mainstay of BAXT CosMedical® laser center for rosacea treatments. The Candela V-Beam Perfecta produces an intense but gentle burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of your spider veins without damaging the surrounding tissue. This laser treatment reduces blood vessels, and redness on the face, neck, and chest.
If I Don’t Want To Use Laser Treatments, What Other Treatment Options Are Available?
At BAXT CosMedical® we can treat rosacea with creams and medications. For those who don’t want laser or light-based treatments, we have great skincare products that can help reduce redness. Rosacea patients often have difficulty finding products that they can tolerate because their skin is overly sensitive. Dr. Rebecca Baxt can advise you of skincare products and make-up that will minimize making your rosacea symptoms worse. We offer a number of sensitive, mild cleansing and moisturizing products.
For papulopustular rosacea, we treat it with topical creams and gels and/or oral antibiotics. We also have a redness relief cream that can help. As previously mentioned, rosacea can’t be cured but medications and treatments can help manage rosacea outbreaks and symptoms.
In The News…Acne And Rosacea Briefs
- Rosacea can affect the face, and sometimes the eyes and chest of adults and causes redness, flushing, and breakouts.
- Learn more about Skin and Ocular Rosacea:
- Read Dr. Baxt’s blog if you are wondering…
- Dr. Rebecca Baxt was interviewed by Dermatology Advisor on Ocular Rosacea:
- Read the article “With Ocular Rosacea, Two Clinicians Are Better Than One.”
- The Acne and Rosacea Briefs feature the mother-daughter dermatologist team of Saida Baxt, M.D., F.A.A.D. and Rebecca Baxt, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.D., discussing the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) (Photofacial) treatment for the flushing, blushing, and telangiectatic components of rosacea. These components are sometimes less responsive to the standard treatments currently available for rosacea.
At BAXT CosMedical®, we deliver outstanding patient care and excellent customer service with the best technology available. We provide honest consultations and natural results. Let our family treat your family.
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