Rosacea is a disorder that causes redness in the face, especially on the nose and cheeks. It can also occur in the neck, chest, and ears. The redness can eventually become brighter, and bumps may also begin to appear over time. When left untreated, rosacea can cause the skin to thicken, which may result in a bulbous nose or patches of raised skin in the cheek area.
The exact reason that people develop rosacea isn't definitively known, but there are several leading theories. Since rosacea causes a redness response in the skin, it is believed that it is caused by blood flow issues, follicle irritation, or immune system issues. It is possible that rosacea has a genetic component, as many rosacea sufferers have other family members with the same condition.
In addition to the skin redness, many rosacea sufferers also experience a burning sensation in their face. Itchiness and swelling can also be common symptoms of rosacea. Rosacea can look very similar to acne, but it tends to be concentrated in relatively small patches while acne may be more spread out on the face.
There are several highly effective treatments that can help patients combat their rosacea. The Omnilux Light Therapy treatment system uses intense focused light to stimulate the skin cells that can repair damaged tissues. The light also triggers the cells that are responsible for the creation of new collagen and elastin, causing them to begin producing more of these substances to help smooth and heal the skin. This treatment may be used either alone or in combination with other solutions like chemical peels. Rosacea treatment is customized for the specific patient and their individual symptoms. Dermatology of Boca can create the ideal treatment plan.
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