While winter weather can be beautiful and calming, the lower temperatures and drier air can irritate and upset your skin. For those with rosacea, this season can be an even more challenging time due to the increased chance of flushing and flare-ups. While there is no available cure for rosacea, the experts at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer options for those looking to minimize their rosacea and feel more confident in their skin.
Before deciding what treatment is right for you, it’s important to note that there are different kinds of rosacea and they can vary in severity from person to person. There are four types of rosacea: erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, rhinophyma and ocular rosacea. Common symptoms that can be experienced include facial redness, irritation, visible blood vessels, acne-like breakouts, swelling and flushing.
In the early stages, rosacea can be mild with occasional symptoms, but over time, it can become more severe and bothersome. Seeking treatment early on along with regular maintenance can help to slow down the progression of your condition before it worsens and improve your symptoms. For those with moderate to severe rosacea, receiving treatment and regular maintenance is still highly recommended for improving your condition over time.
Laser Lights uses cosmetic laser technology to target the enlarged blood vessels under the skin that produce the redness. Our laser treatment helps reduce the size of the blood vessels and over time works toward closing them off, so they can be safely absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. Because rosacea has no permanent cure, laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to reduce redness and keep your face symptom-free for longer.
After laser treatment, it’s still important to avoid “triggers” that can cause flushing or flare-ups. Factors that can worsen rosacea include heat and sun exposure, certain skin care products, stress, alcohol and, of course, cold weather. We also offer select moisturizers and other topical treatments that are available for those who have rosacea.
Since rosacea varies in severity, our medical spa offers complimentary consultations to help you find the best treatment plan that works for your individualized needs. If you’re interested in learning more about how to manage and treat your rosacea long-term, contact Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Gwinnett county today. Additionally, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more insights about our cosmetic treatments and services.