Am I blushing? It’s Rosacea at First Sight
Upon first glance, many people experiencing signs of rosacea or acne rosacea think they are blushing. However, while blushing because of that “special someone” usually increases confidence, symptoms from rosacea often cause the opposite effect: someone experiencing it can be embarrassed or lose confidence because of their physical appearance. If only rosacea symptoms such as a red face disappeared as quickly and as easily as the colour on cheeks fade when someone is blushing.
So, here are the details on what rosacea is and where it actually comes from.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea or acne rosacea is a skin condition caused by enlarged capillaries. This causes the skin to look red or flushed. The good news is, that it is not contagious. The bad news is, there is no known cure.
Rosacea on face and rosacea on nose are usually the most visible places of the condition making the person have a red face. It is also seen on their forehead, and on their cheeks and chin. People sometimes have yellow head pimples as well. Different to acne, rosacea does not scar. However acne treatment is different from rosacea treatment. As well, someone with rosacea can experience a burning or stinging sensation on their face and cheeks which is definitely not pleasant.
No one has figured out what causes rosacea or red face, although many people have suggested different things that they believe lead to the condition. Some of these factors are food and drink and others are environmental while some are medical in nature. Food and drinks that are connected with rosacea are often spicy, drinks that are alcoholic, and drinks that are served hot like coffee and tea. Environmental causes of rosacea include spending too much time in the sun and taking hot baths. Medical or physical triggers that can cause rosacea including high blood pressure, heavy exercise, and stress and anxiety.
Rosacea or acne rosacea usually affects women who are between 30 and 50 years old and is more common in people with fair skin. There are also genetic factors as research has shown that people with a family member with the condition are more likely to have it as well.
Prevention and Treatment
Like many other skin conditions, the best treatment is prevention. This can be achieved by maintaining healthy habits including exercising regularly, eating healthy foods including lots of fruits and vegetables, and getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night. However, if you already have rosacea on your face or rosacea on your nose, there are a number of treatments available for rosacea as well as other forms of hyperpigmentation at Ozmedica.
Ozmedica Rosacea Treatment in Melbourne
Once you book a consultation with our clinicians we will better be able to explain the treatment process to you. Rosacea can be treated through treatments, medical management or other treatments.
We understand that each patient is different and has varying needs. We provide customised Rosacea treatment options. Sometimes facial redness and broken capillaries are signs of sun damage, which can treat in similar ways to rosacea. Your clinician will be able to discuss your individual treatment plan with you.