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Why Does My Face Go Red – Diagnosis and Treatment of Acne Rosacea

Do you constantly ask yourself, why does my face go red? A permanently red face is a common symptom of Rosacea.

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder which commonly affects facial skin. For treatment to be successful, it is important to get a diagnosis as soon as you suspect you may have Rosacea. However, this may not always be possible as there is no specific test which confirms the diagnosis. As a result Rosacea can often go undiagnosed and is often misdiagnosed as adult acne. In my case, Rosacea was not diagnosed for nearly a year!

Treating Rosacea

Treating rosacea can differ from patient to patient and treating rosacea also differs according to the type of the disease you may have e.g. ocular, Rhinophyma or facial rosacea. Some people can be completely cured with the help of long term medication, however this can often mean taking medication for the rest of their lives.

Behavioral Treatment

Basically here we are talking about things you should and should not do to treat your Rosacea. Such things as, avoid Alcohol, Spicy foods, Hot beverages etc. Sunlight is the most common trigger and so anything you can do to avoid sunlight will help. Some people use sunscreen creams. The most recommended product is a titanium dioxide sunblock. Also Ombrelle, which contains Parsol 1789 is highly recommended. The SPF should be above 30 to begin, coming down to 15 if you are comfortable with the sunscreen.

Medicinal Treatment

Medications are frequently used for treating Rosacea and mainly include antibiotics such as Tetracycline and topical antibiotic like metronidazole (Metrogel) and Clarifoam to name but a few, which all help to relieve skin redness. Azelaic acid is often used to treat Inflammatory lesions which often accompany Rosacea. Beta-blockers are another drug often prescribed to to treat the facial blushing.

Laser Treatment of Rosacea

Lasers are used to treat the visible signs of Rosacea such as, dilated blood vessels, persistent redness and the thick skin of the nose and cheeks (rhinophyma).

Laser treatment of rosacea has been in practice for around 2 decades now and has shown to be a very effective treatment. New techniques, such as light therapy or IPL have also proved very effective in studies.

Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) has also had very good success in treating Rosacea, with reports that after just two treatments redness was decreased by as mush as 60%. And symptoms such as itching, burning, flushing and dryness also significantly reduced.

And Finally…

Some Words Of Wisdom From Someone That Actually Had Rosacea

DON’T DELAY! Get On Top Of Your Rosacea NOW…Before it Gets On Top Of YOU!

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