Rosacea is a chronic skin condition which most commonly affects adults. It tends to affect more women than men; however more severe cases seem to occur in men. Rosacea most often affects the nose, cheeks and forehead and is characterized by facial redness, frequent blushing, and enlarged blood vessels. In some more advanced rosacea causes pimples and thickening of the skin on the nose can also occur. These thick red bumps around and on the nose develop when the oil-producing glands and surrounding connective tissues become enlarged.
Rosacea symptoms such as persistent redness, dry skin, broken facial vessels, and pimple-like bumps can be managed and greatly reduced with appropriate rosacea treatments and medical grade products. SkinRhümMD patients will meet with Dr. Patenaude personally to review all laser rosacea treatments available including photofacials or intense pulse light therapy. For best results 3-5 photofacial treatments are required at monthly intervals. These photofacial rosacea treatments used in combination with some prescription medications and Zo Obagi Retinol Skin Care at home offer dramatic results with minimal to no social downtime.
If you are suffering from rosacea have your family doctor refer you to Dr. Patenaude to get the best medical advice and rosacea treatment options, or call us for more information 204-894-7486.