Acne Rosacea is a common, chronic but treatable condition that typically affects the central third of the face.
The Four Subtypes of Acne Rosacea
- Erythema to telangectatic –flushing and persistent redness.
- Papulopustular—persistent redness with bumps or pimples.
- Phymatous—skin thickening and enlargement usually around the nose.
- Ocular—irritation and stinging of the eyes resulting in watery and/or blood shot appearance.
The underlying cause(s) of rosacea acne are unclear but involve blood vessel factors such as increased blood flow, increased tissue fluid and interaction with the nervous system via flushing.
Much more is known about what triggers rosacea, the most common being sun exposure, emotional stress, hot, cold and/or windy weather. Certain food, beverages, medicines and skin care products may also have a negative effect.
Acne Rosacea Treatment Therapy Combines:
- Consistent use of a broad spectrum sunscreen
- Topical antibiotics and anti-inflammatories
- Mild and/or medicated cleansers
- Oral antibiotics (used for their anti-inflammatory properties)
- Pulsed dye lasers and intense pulsed light devices (targeting persistent redness and blood vessels)
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