Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans.
Because of its red-faced, acne-like effects on personal appearance, rosacea can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if left untreated. Fortunately, dermatological intervention can typically control the symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Prescription creams and medications can lessen symptoms and improve the appearance of the skin. Office based laser treatments such as V-Beam Perfecta® can reduce redness and improve the appearance of blood vessels associated with this condition. Multiple treatments are required, which require little or no recovery time.
Physiological symptoms of rosacea include:
Redness or flushing on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead
Small visible blood vessels on the face
Bumps or pimples on the face
Watery or irritated eyes
Change in the size or shape of the nose and/or chin