April is Rosacea Awareness Month

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that is estimated to affect well over 16 million Americans — and most of them don’t know it. In fact, while Rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the populous baby boom generation enters the most susceptible ages, a Gallup survey found that 78 percent of Americans have no knowledge of this condition, including how to recognize it or what to do about it. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after 30 years of age with redness on the cheeks. In some cases, Rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

In surveys by the National Rosacea Society, more than 76 percent of Rosacea patients said their condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, 41 percent reported that it had caused them to avoid the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions, and 51 percent said they had even missed work because of their condition.

Symptoms

While the cause of Rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, today medical help is available that can control the signs and symptoms of this potentially life-disruptive disorder. Any one of the following warning signs is a signal to see a dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for

diagnosis and appropriate treatment before the signs and symptoms become increasingly severe:

FACTORS THAT MAY TRIGGER ROSACEA

HOW DO YOU TREAT ROSACEA?

We offer effective treatments such as IPL and calming facials, products such as Skinceuticals and Jane Iredale, that can control or reverse its signs and symptoms. Choose products that have calming agents in them such as licorice root extract, chamomile, and green tea extract. Zinc oxide is believed to encourage the healing of skin disorders and is found in many ointments as an antiseptic and protector from skin diseases. If you have Rosacea or have symptoms of Rosacea you don’t have to suffer, contact us today!

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