Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an iconic symbol of one of the biggest holidays in the world, and a beautiful story that teaches how you should never judge a book by its cover because every single soul is valuable and can serve a special purpose.
Or, you know... some pessimists or realists might point out that "red-nosed" is probably a euphemism for someone who's either drunk or has rosacea, which is the crude and amateur segue I've made for today's blog topic.
Now, rosacea is a skin condition that may first be characterized by the redness especially around the center of the face, due to dilated blood vessels. However, other symptoms include pustules, papules, and swelling. Naturally, it is strongly advised that you seek treatment in the early stages before the symptoms get worse.
There are four subtypes of rosacea, as explained by the American Academy of Dermatology:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.
With time, people who have rosacea often see permanent redness in the center of their face.
Of course, it is of utmost important to consult a dermatology specialist who can provide the right treatment options for your particular type of rosacea. Since early treatment is the key to preventing and treating rosacea well, here are some tips for rosacea patients, as well as guidelines to prevent it if you're not a patient already.
- Avoid using any soaps with surfactants and rinse with lukewarm water.
- Don't exfoliate or use scrubs that can irritate the skin.
- Don't go for face massages.
- Don't use strong cosmetic products or cleansers.
- Don't try to extract your own acne.
- Avoid sudden temperature changes.
- Always apply sun screen and try to limit exposure to too much UV radiation.
- Avoid spicy foods, caffeinated drinks, alcohol, and smoking.
Treatments Available At Renewme Skin Clinic
Excel V laser is an advanced equipment by Cutera that effectively treats intractable vascular conditions. The laser beam is size adjustable, can treat various layers of the skin, and has a steady cooling system that minimizes pain and downtime.
AquaPeel is a soft peeling treatment that moisturizes the skin and gently removes skin mites, blackheads, whiteheads, and impurities.
CO2 laser uses wavelengths that react well to skin cells and can minimize damage to surround tissues while vaporizing fibroma and other skin lesions at any desired depth.
Fractional laser can repair damaged skin and enlarged pores by making microscopic holes in the skin that trigger a natural healing process and regenerate collagen.
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