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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea or Acne Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition that is characterised by redness across the face and the nose. Flare-ups can be common which may leave a stinging or burning sensation at times. The blood vessels that become more visible in the skin of the face which may be accompanies by tiny red bumps that are filled with pus. It can be confused with other common skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or acne. Rosacea usually affects the cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

Rosacea is often mistaken for acne. Here are the symptoms that you can take note of to in order to differentiate it from acne:

  • Broken blood vessels visible through the skin
  • Dryness of eyes
  • Enlarged nose
  • Enlarged pores
  • Inflamed eyelids
  • Irritated eyes
  • Red, swollen bumps
  • Stinging or burning sensation in the skin

What are the different causes of Rosacea?

The exact pathogenesis or cause of Rosacea is still being debated. A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors can aggravate the condition. The appearance of rosacea in the skin can be triggered by the following:

  • Skin organism called Demodex Folliculorum
  • Certain alcoholic beverages, such as red wine
  • Cosmetic products
  • Foods that are spicy
  • Hot drinks
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Medications that cause blood vessels to dilate
  • Mites
  • Sun or wind exposure

When should you seek a doctor’s consultation?

Having a skin condition can be bothersome. If you have just started to develop symptoms that are similar to Rosacea, it is best to consult with your doctor immediately to get the right diagnosis and management of your skin problem. Consider calling your clinic and setting up an appointment when:

  • Blood vessel lines that are either blue, purple, or red in colour become apparent through your skin
  • Tiny pus-filled bumps or pimples form on your face
  • Your eyelids begin to itch and look red
  • Your eyes become bloodshot, dry, itchy, and causes vision problems
  • Your nose becomes bulbous and red

How is rosacea treatment done in Cambridge Medical?

Rosacea Treatment is done in Cambridge Medical using the Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser. Derived from the Dual Yellow / Combination laser, the Quadrostar Pro Yellow is an improved version that releases an accurate laser beam wavelength of 577nm.

When used to treat rosacea, the Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser emits the yellow light through the skin, reaching the affected blood vessels and shrinking them. When this happens, the appearance of red blood vessels on the skin lessens, making it look evenly toned. The secret to this effective treatment is the laser’s yellow light that is absorbed more by red blood cells as compared to other lasers.

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What can you expect when getting a treatment for rosacea at Cambridge Medical?

A rosacea treatment at Cambridge Medical starts with the preparation of your skin. This includes cleansing and the application of a topical anaesthetic, for patients who want to experience no sensation at all during the laser treatment. Patients who have undergone a treatment using the Quadrostar Pro Yellow Laser claim to feel a slight prickling on the skin, which is tolerable. The treatment is completed in, at most, 45 minutes and can be easily inserted in one of your daily routines.

One can expect the treated skin to look pinkish after a treatment. Likewise, it may be a bit more sensitive than usual.

How long is the downtime needed following a rosacea treatment?

The treatment has no downtime and patients can jump right back into their schedule as soon as they step out of the clinic.

How many treatments do I need for my condition?

The number of treatment will vary per patient, but about 4 to 6 sessions of rosacea treatment is needed generally speaking. Each treatment is spaced out in 3 weeks time in order to achieve optimum results.

Why choose Cambridge Medical for your rosacea treatment?

An early adopter of the Quadrostar ProYellow laser technology has allowed Dr Lee the experience in treating skin conditions with this laser technology. A detailed treatment plan with pre-treatment assessment is key to a successful and optimal outcome. Treatment can be combined with useful prescription medication and other technologies to improve outcome.


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