The appearance of rosacea can often be sudden and alarming. Appearing in mid-life, this issue is characterized by the appearance of facial redness and itchy skin bumps. If left untreated, further progression resulting in the appearance of inflamed papules and pustules on the cheeks and nose as well as dilated blood vessels and redness can occur. Severe bumps on the nose can lead to rhinophyma, a condition where the nose becomes bulbous and distorted. If you are struggling with this condition, our team at Horizons Health & Wellness can help.
What Causes Rosacea?
More often than not, rosacea develops when a person’s immune system is altered in some way. The main issue responsible for the appearance of the characteristic redness and skin bumps is a peptide-protein called cathelicidin. When a lot of this peptide is produced, the skin becomes inflamed and begins to develop enlarged vessels along with irritation. This immune response may be triggered by genetic factors, environmental factors, or a combination of both. Rosacea is a multi-factored condition and is therefore difficult to adequately diagnose.
What Are the Signs?
Typical signs of rosacea are facial redness, red bumps that sometimes contain pus, and skin irritation. Dilated blood vessels can result in persistent redness. Severe rosacea or rhinophyma which leads to a bulbous and distorted nose can have a very negative impact on your self image. If these signs match what you’re going through, you’ll be happy to know that treatments are available. At Horizons Health & Wellness, we offer laser treatments for blood vessels and redness.
Rosacea Treatment Options
At Horizons Health & Wellness, we address every issue on a personal basis. While this condition often manifests in similar ways across the board, your particular skin type requires specialized care. When you come in for your appointment the professionals at Horizons Health & Wellness will do all they can to make you feel comfortable. Once we have gotten a good idea of your symptoms, we can offer IPL treatments for rosacea with our ICON™ laser.
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Rosacea Treatments in Bridgewater, MA
Don’t struggle with redness or rhinophyma any longer! At Horizons Health & Wellness, we offer effective treatment for rosacea and a range of other issues. If you’re interested, we urge you to make an appointment today. Get started by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (508) 807-0634.