SPOTTING REDNESS AND BROKEN VESSELS ON YOUR FACE? YOU MAY HAVE ROSACEA.
So, what causes rosacea and how can you diagnose it yourself?
Studies show that people with rosacea have facial blood vessels that are hypersensitive and get inflamed with normal environmental factors such as wind, heat, UV light, spicy foods and alcohol.
The signs of rosacea range from thinning in the skin (with skin vessels appearing large), pimples and small acne-like pustules to thickening of the skin (in other individuals), which can be unsightly. Symptoms of this condition include persistent flushing of the face and in some people, a feeling of mild but constant facial dryness, burning or irritation. Individuals with rosacea often find flares with washing of the face or application of facial creams used to treat redness (see below for recommendations).
Diagnosing rosacea can be tricky because the symptoms may vary from person to person, and there are other conditions that can mimick rosacea so it’s always best to consult with a dermatologist or medical professional for a proper diagnosis.
Rosacea can also be treated with skincare products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients such as niacinamide, green tea extract and ceramides. For products using clean ingredients, animal cruelty-free, high concentration of active ingredients, made in Canada, and recommended by our very own, we recommend our MD Formula line of products. Containing the specific ingredients mentioned above, we recommend the Collagen Mask, Biome Restore et Camellia Sinensis Soothing Gel, available at your nearest Victoria Park Medispa boutique. We also recommend avoiding potential triggers such as sun exposure, spicy foods and alcohol. As always, we recommend protecting your skin with a UV block daily (even in the winter) that has SPF >30. Our boutiques carry elegant and aesthetic facial UV blocks for year-round application.
If you think you may have rosacea, don’t hesitate to contact Victoria Park Medispa for more information about rosacea and Forever Young BBL treatments.
Caring for your skin is one of the best things you can do for yourself, so make sure to talk to a medical professional if you think rosacea is affecting your skin. With proper treatment and care, you can get your rosacea under control. We understand how difficult it can be living with rosacea and we are here to help you get the relief you deserve. Contact Victoria Park Medispa today to learn more about rosacea treatments.
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