A person with rosacea appears if they were constantly blushing. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that leaves an affected person with a visible red appearance in the face. This redness is due to the blood vessels within the face expanding and allowing more blood to pass throughout these vessels, which in turn makes the face appear as if they have sunburn. This red appearance may be accompanied with small, red, pus filled bumps.
The exact cause of this skin condition has not yet been determined. Some theories link rosacea to being a vascular disorder, whereas others link it to a disorder within immune system. Some people affected with rosacea, may experience flareups lasting weeks, then subsides for a while.
There are four types of rosacea:
Treatment for Rosacea include skin treatments by laser. This laser treatment uses lights to clear the skin and soften up the harsh flushed appearance. At Tarbrencress Med Spa, we use Revitalight therapy to combat the visual effects of Rosacea. Revitalight is an instrument that uses an LED pulsation of light to stimulate the regrowth of skin cells.