Treatment for Rosacea:

Treatment for Rosacea:

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes blushing or flushing and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.

Rosacea can affect anyone but it's most common in middle-aged white women. There is no cure for rosacea, but treatment can control and reduce the signs and symptoms.

Signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

-Facial blushing or flushing. Rosacea can cause a persistent blushing or flushing in the central part of your face. This sign of the condition may be more difficult to appreciate on brown and Black skin.
-Visible veins. Small blood vessels of your nose and cheeks break and become visible (spider veins).
-Swollen bumps. Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus (pustules) or be red raised bumps (papules).
-Burning sensation. The skin of the affected area may feel hot and tender.
-Eye problems. Many people with rosacea also experience dry, irritated, swollen eyes and eyelids. This is known as ocular rosacea. In some people, the eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.
-Enlarged nose. Over time, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (rhinophyma). This occurs more often in men than in women.

Treatment for rosacea focuses on controlling signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of good skin care and prescription medication. The duration of your treatment depends on the type and severity of your signs and symptoms and unfortunately recurrence is common.

Sian started treatment at the start of this year, and was treated with prescription medication for 3 months, topical ointment (ongoing) and Intense Pulse Light Treatment (5 sessions)

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