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Rosacea & Redness

Rosacea is a persistent and inflammatory skin condition that predominantly impacts the facial region, resulting in noticeable skin redness. Rosacea often manifests as facial flushing, persistent redness, visible blood vessels, and occasionally small bumps resembling acne. Common triggers include sunlight, extreme temperatures, spicy foods, and alcohol.

 

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that principally affects the face. Rosacea has a variety of triggers. However, it is not known what causes the condition to start in the first place.

Rosacea appears as superficial dilated capillaries causing redness and swelling mostly found on fair skin. Applying laser or IPL energy on Rosacea skin to cauterize broken capillaries, cuts off the blood supply without damaging the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Once blood is no longer supplied to the broken capillaries, it is naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.

What Causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps or pustules. While the exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, several factors are believed to contribute to its development. These factors include:

  1. Genetics: There is evidence to suggest that genetics play a role in rosacea. If you have a family history of rosacea, you may be at a higher risk of developing the condition.

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  3. Abnormal blood vessels: Abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face may contribute to rosacea symptoms. These blood vessels may dilate (expand) too easily, leading to redness and flushing.

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  5. Demodex mites: These tiny mites that live on the skin are often found in greater numbers on the skin of people with rosacea. While their exact role in rosacea is still being studied, they may contribute to inflammation and irritation.

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  7. Immune system response: Some researchers believe that an abnormal immune system response may trigger inflammation in the skin, leading to rosacea symptoms.

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  9. Environmental factors: Certain environmental factors can trigger or exacerbate rosacea symptoms. These may include exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, wind, humidity, or spicy foods. Alcohol and hot beverages can also trigger flushing in some individuals with rosacea.

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  11. Microscopic skin damage: Microscopic skin damage, such as that caused by repeated exposure to sunlight or certain skin-care products, may contribute to the development of rosacea.

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  13. Bacterial infections: Bacterial overgrowth on the skin may play a role in some cases of rosacea, particularly those associated with the development of pustules.

It’s important to note that rosacea is a complex condition with various subtypes, and what triggers or exacerbates it can vary from person to person. Diagnosis and management should be done by a healthcare professional, often a dermatologist, who can tailor treatment to an individual’s specific symptoms and needs. Treatment options for rosacea may include topical or oral medications, laser therapy, and lifestyle modifications to minimize triggers and symptoms.

Recommended Treatment - Stella M22 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light):

The Stella M22 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) handpiece is a cutting-edge device used in the treatment of rosacea, a common skin condition characterized by redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps on the face. IPL therapy has gained recognition as an effective non-invasive option for managing the symptoms of rosacea, and the Stella M22 IPL handpiece is at the forefront of this technology.

How It Works:
The Stella M22 IPL handpiece works by emitting controlled bursts of broad-spectrum light that targets the excess blood vessels and redness associated with rosacea. This targeted light energy is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood vessels, heating them and causing them to constrict, ultimately reducing redness and flushing. Additionally, IPL can stimulate collagen production, which may help improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.

Customised Treatment:
One of the key advantages of the Stella M22 IPL handpiece is its ability to tailor treatments to the individual needs of each patient. Dermatologists can adjust the wavelength, energy level, and pulse duration to match the patient’s skin type and the severity of their rosacea. This customization ensures both safety and optimal results.

Non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime:
Stella M22 IPL treatment for rosacea is non-invasive, meaning there are no needles, incisions, or anesthesia required. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, describing it as a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band. There is typically little to no downtime after treatment, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities immediately.

Multiple Sessions May Be Required:
While some improvement in rosacea symptoms can be seen after a single treatment, most patients benefit from a series of sessions spaced several weeks apart. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of the condition and individual response to treatment.

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