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Rosacea Basics
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes red flushing in the face. Tertiary effects include sweating, inflammation, and sometimes nose enlargement or eyes will be affected in rare cases. Close to 13 million people in North America suffer from Rosacea, and is a condition that is more common in those with a fair skin color, often being referred to as the “Curse of the Celts.”
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Review
Lasers have been used in dermatology to treat a variety of skin conditions, as well as remove excessive hair, and unwanted tattoos. This technology, while relatively new, is now widely known for its benefits among patients. Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a related technology, and is also a powerful tool in the treatment of redness of the skin.
Identifying and Caring for Rosacea
There is no cure at this time for Rosacea, however, it is not life-threatening, nor contagious. Simple treatment will reduce the symptoms of Rosacea, and prevent skin damage. Treatment options are largely centered around topical treatments, in gels or creams. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication make up the majority of Rosacea creams. At times, oral medication is prescribed, such as tetracycline, which is an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. For rare cases, Accutane® can be used to relieve the more severe cases of inflammation.