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 may be accompanied 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.
Rosacea is often mistaken for acne. Here are the symptoms that you can take note of to in order to differentiate it from acne:
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:
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:
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.
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 into 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.
The treatment has no downtime and patients can jump right back into their schedule as soon as they step out of the clinic.
The number of treatments will vary per patient, but about 4 to 6 sessions of rosacea treatment are needed generally speaking. Each treatment is spaced out in 3 weeks' time in order to achieve optimum results.
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 outcomes.