Rosacea or couperose is an inflammatory chronic skin condition usually affecting the facial area. This skin disease is characterized by redness and acne-like appearance on the face, especially on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Besides these parts, rosacea can also appear on the chest, neck, back, scalp, and eyes. Moreover, some patients also develop web-like, visible vessels on the skin. These vessels not only look unsightly but also tend to worsen over time. In severe rosacea, patients suffer from small, pus-filled pustules on the face that cause pain and other skin problems, like blackheads, whiteheads, large pores, etc.
While no rosacea treatment can permanently cure rosacea, some treatment techniques can help reduce its symptoms. Moreover, some preventive measures can also help avoid developing rosacea in the first place.
Table of Contents
- 1 What are the 4 types of rosacea?
- 2 Rosacea Symptoms
- 3 Causes of Rosacea
- 4 Effective Treatments Options
- 5 Rosacea Treatment Before and After
- 6 How to prevent rosacea?
- 7 Rosacea Treatment FAQs
- 8 Consult our Specialists
What are the 4 types of rosacea?
There are 4 different types of rosacea skin conditions. These include:
This type of rosacea is characterized by excessive redness and constant blushing. In severe conditions, visible blood vessels also appear on the skin surface.
Papulopustular rosacea is characterized by pus-filled pustules or bumps that resemble acne. This type of rosacea most commonly affects middle-aged women.
In phymatous rosacea, abnormal skin thickening occurs, specifically affecting the nose, making it look bulbous. Besides the nose, sometimes it can also affect other body parts like the chin, ears, eyelids, and forehead.
In the ocular rosacea, the eyes and eyelids turn red. Patients also experience dryness, irritation, burning, stinging, and inflammation in their eyes. Moreover, some patients may experience hypersensitivity to light.
Identifying the symptoms of rosacea before couperose treatment is essential to get proper treatment in time. While the primary symptom of rosacea is redness on the face or any other body part, some other symptoms are as follows:
- Burning sensations
- Dry and rough skin
- Eyesight problems
- Hypersensitive skin
- Large pores on the skin
Causes of Rosacea
One of the primary causes of rosacea is that someone may have rosacea-prone skin. However, some triggers also play a vital role in causing rosacea, such as:
- Alcohol and caffeine-containing beverages
- Corticosteroids and medications dilate blood vessels
- Couperose-prone skin
- Depression and anxiety
- Exposure to extreme heat
- Heavy exercises
- Hot and spicy foods
- Prolonged exposure to sunlight
- Sudden migration from warm to cold environment and vice versa
Effective Treatments Options
When it comes to rosacea treatment, it depends on the severity of the problem as well as the patient’s skin condition. A dermatologist examines the skin and recommends the most suitable treatment option.
At Euromed Clinic Center, we offer the following treatments for rosacea:
Intense pulse laser or IPL therapy is an effective treatment for rosacea. Before starting the procedure, an expert examines the patient’s skin to devise the treatment plan accordingly. If the skin has active pimples and inflammation, they will be treated first with antibiotic cream, gels, or tablets. Once the active inflammation has faded, the dermatologist will use the IPL to treat the redness on the target area. IPL will also help treat visible blood vessels. In some cases, IPL therapy is also combined with a glycolic chemical peel to get optimum results.
Laser is the most beneficial treatment for rosacea as it offers excellent results for rosacea removal. The procedure is safe and delivers incredible results in no time. An expert uses an advanced laser machine to target the treatment area during the procedure. The heat from the laser device will collapse the blood vessels, making them less visible. As a result, the vessels will shrink, the skin will become thinner, and redness will reduce.
Many people now undergo laser therapy because it is a safe and effective alternative. At Euromed Clinic Center, we use the latest and most advanced laser machines to perform rosacea treatment with better customer satisfaction. However, laser treatment may not suit everyone, so a consultation must be scheduled before the treatment.
Rosacea Treatment Before and After
How to prevent rosacea?
Some general practices to help reduce rosacea symptoms to some extent include:
- Avoid things that cause flare-ups.
- Protect the skin from the sun.
- Cleanse the skin gently every day.
- Apply makeup products that may help.
- Avoid overheating your skin after being in a cold environment.
- Do not rub or scrub the skin unnecessarily.
Rosacea Treatment FAQs
What is the most effective rosacea treatment?
Different treatment options are available for treating rosacea, including medications, chemical peels, IPL therapy, laser treatment, etc. Each treatment has pros of its own, but its effectiveness depends on individual cases. For some patients, IPL therapy may prove more effective than laser treatment. So, one treatment cannot be labeled as the most effective rosacea treatment.
How many rosacea treatments are needed?
Typically, multiple sessions are needed before candidates can see results for rosacea treatment. On average, 6-8 sessions are enough to deliver the desired results.
Are there any side effects of the treatment?
While rosacea treatments do not have any severe side effects, some minor side effects may occur. These may include redness, swelling, itching, bruising, skin tightness, etc. However, all these effects will subside within a few hours.
How do you permanently treat rosacea?
Unfortunately, currently, there is no treatment available that permanently cures rosacea. However, many therapies and medications can help control its symptoms to a great extent. Besides, some preventive measures and skincare products can also help keep the condition in control.
How much does it cost to remove rosacea?
Rosacea treatment does not have any fixed price because different cost-determinants influence the final price. These include the severity of the problem, technique used, number of sessions, dermatologist’s experience and expertise, etc. The starting price of rosacea treatment at Euromed Clinic Center is 1000 AED.
How many IPL sessions are needed for rosacea?
Typically, patients need 3-4 IPL sessions after every 4-6 weeks to help reduce rosacea symptoms. After that, maintenance sessions will be required once every year.
Consult our Specialists
You may have rosacea if your skin is excessively red with inflammation and visible blood vessels. In order to get it diagnosed and treated, you should schedule an appointment with our experts at Euromed Clinic Center. If you have questions about this skin condition, please book a consultation session with one of our experts by calling us or filling out the form.
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