Rosacea

Introduction to Rosacea

Rosacea is also called facial redness or 'adult acne'. It is not actually acne but continuous inflammation of skin causing redness and dialated visible vessels. Mainly affecting the face ( cheeks, nose, middle forehead, chin ).

Although the exact cause has not been been identified various factors increasing the condition have been desribed. It has a strong genetic basis but is easily treated. 

Earlier it was believed to be affecting only the lighter skin but recent evidence suggests it affects skin of all colors and is prevelent in both men and women.

Not worrying to much about it is a mistake. The innocent looking blush gradually forms cystic acne like small lesions occasionally filled with pus. Gradually the skin thickens as in Rhinophyma nose.

At Kalpana Aesthetics we evaluate the entire face as a whole and suggest the best cutomised treatment plan for you.  



Factors causing and exacerbating Rosacea

Age : It is usually seen in the adult skin and thus is also called 'adult acne', although it is not acne. Unlike acne it does not get resolved. It is due to the exaggerated inflammatory reaction in the skin to various environmental stimuli like sun, pollution, temperature change etc.

Emotional States : Intense emotional states cause changes in chemical messengers in our body which flare up Rosacea.

Foods : Alcohol, hot drinks and spicy foods exacerbate rosacea.

Smoking : Smoking also exacerbates rosacea.

Many other factors like seasonal change, climate change, temperature change, heat, exercise, cosmetics and certain drugs which increase facial blood supply increase rosacea.

Treatment of rosacea requires a lot of commitment to avoid triggers, protection of face from sun and very gentle handling of the skin. Currently few medications work in rosacea along with carefully planned Laser therapy.

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Treatments Available for Rosacea


Medical Treatment

Filler injections are made of face volume enhancing substance usually made of hyaluronic acid or its derivatives. 

Fillers are a safe, they do not react with the body because they are made up of a substance that is already present in the skin. 

They stay for upto 2 years and ...



Lasers and Light Therapy

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light which carry light energy to the target tissue.

The mechanism of Lasers is easy to understand. Just like a piece paper absorbs sunlight and heats up according to its color, various pigments present in the skin absorb laser light selectively. ...