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Rosacea is a chronic, non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition. It is characterized by a flushing redness of the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead, and may produce small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. Rosacea appears to affect more fair-skinned people than dark, though it can affect any skin type. As the condition progresses, flushing becomes more persistent and noticeable. In severe cases, most of the face is affected. The disorder affects more women than men, but is generally more severe for men. Sometimes, permanent facial changes can occur for men, such as thickening of the skin on the nose.
The cause of rosacea is currently unknown. However there are triggers which might develop rosacea, like prolonged sunlight exposure, exposure to extreme heat, exercises, depression, and anxiety. Some researchers have shown that genetic predisposition combined with environmental factors may be the cause.
It could also be caused by a disorder of the blood vessels that triggers them to swell, leading to flushing.
The treatment of rosacea depends on the nature of disease and the present situation of the person’s skin. . Our internationally acclaimed Dermatologist Dr Murtuza Bandukwala can help you determine which method is best for you. Typically, improvements should be noticed within 1 to 2 months of treatment.
The following are the treatment for Rosacea:
Topical Medications: Medications you apply to your skin once or twice daily, such as antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, and azelaic acid can help reduce inflammation and redness. Recently newer topical medicine is available which is more effective and reduce the rosacea symptoms for the longer period. These creams and lotions are generally used in combination with other treatment, such as :
- Oral Antibiotics:
- Isoretinoin (Accutane)
- Laser Treatment: Enlarged blood vessels may become permanent. If this occurs, surgical options such as laser therapy may help reduce the visibility of these vessels, The laser therapy is a safe and effective alternative and we at Cosmocare have the experience of treating rosacea successfully with 100% satisfied patients.