Essay On Rosacea

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Rosacea, formerly known as acne rosacea, afflicts 13 million Americans by some recent estimates. Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs most commonly in middle-aged, fair-skinned adults. It has been dubbed the “curse of the Celts.” Rosacea is usually visible initially as subtle reddening of the face when patients reach their early 20s. Over time, inflammation, along with skin eruptions, may follow the reddening. About half of rosacea patients also suffer symptoms associated with their eyes (known as ocular rosacea). If left untreated, rosacea can result in the appearance of red lines, which result from swollen or damaged veins. What Causes Rosacea? The exact cause of Rosecea is still largely unknown, however the symptoms are reasonably well…show more content…
Light pulse therapy works by sending light energy through the outer skin, concentrating on the dermal layer just below. This attacks the problem from the inside; it stimulates growth of collagen. So there is no visible damage. How can i treat Rosacea? There are a couple ways we can treat Rosecea. One, is the use of our Sciton Laser (or Versapulse-C) to seal the broken vessels and prevent blood flow to the surface. With laser treatment of these lines they will typically disappear after one or two laser treatments. The cost to treat one view this would be $250-$500 for each of two treatments. Another method is by use of Mixed Intense pulse light IPL (Photoderm) which, despite it’s name is a laser-like treatment, is emerging as an effective treatment for these Rosacea symptoms. Light pulse therapy works by sending light energy through the outer skin, concentrating on the dermal layer just below. This attacks the problem from the inside; it stimulates growth of collagen. So there is no visible damage. Can Rosacea be

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