Summer rays can produce painful, red sunburn on exposed skin without sufficient SPF protection. In addition to sunburn, sun exposure can also cause rosacea flair-ups. While avoiding sunburn can be accomplished pretty easily by wearing protective, impenetrable clothing and regularly applying sunscreen, avoiding aggravating rosacea symptoms can be a bit more complicated.
Rosacea commonly appears as patches of red, inflamed skin that may or may not be a different texture than surrounding tissue. A majority of rosacea patients are female and over the age of 30, but it is not limited to this group. The causes of rosacea are difficult to determine, but many skin experts point to an interruption in the production process of connective tissue within the dermis (i.e. – collagen and elastin fibers). Common triggers of rosacea may include: dramatic hormone fluctuation, exposure to certain foods or drinks, new skin care products, and even sun exposure.
The trained estheticians at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth recommend certain rosacea treatments based on the extent of symptoms noted during a pre-treatment skin analysis. For rosacea patients with persistent, pimple-like lesions, laser treatment with the V-Beam laser may be suggested. Laser Light’s licensed laser technicians use this treatment to stimulate new, unaffected connective tissue growth; eliminate unsightly blood vessels; and reduce ruddiness and texture irregularities associated with rosacea.
Rosacea patients may benefit from soothing masks to calm outbreaks of the disease. Additionally, rosacea patient may also be helped by other maintenance procedures such as customized facials and non-irritating skin care products to ensure that their new, even-toned skin remains that way. To learn more about your rosacea treatment options or the other laser treatments available at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center visit our website and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.