Rosacea is a very common skin disease that causes small, red and pus-filled bumps on the skin during flare-ups. Small blood vessels can also become visible on the face as a result of rosacea. It tends to appear on the nose, cheeks and forehead and may come and go over time but can flare up again after a few weeks or months. If not properly treated, the symptoms of rosacea can become worse over time.
At Jon’Ric Austin, we specialize in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea. We can take the time to analyze your skin, assess the severity of your rosacea, and formulate a personalized skin-care plan that can help to keep your skin clear and healthy.
Types of Rosacea
There are four distinct types of rosacea. Each type of rosacea causes some form of redness on the skin, and in many cases, those suffering from rosacea experience symptoms of multiple types at once. Identifying the type or types of rosacea a person is experiencing is important, as it determines the type of treatment required. The four types of rosacea include:
Also known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), this form causes flushing, redness and visibly blood vessels, among other symptoms. If not treated, symptoms can become more severe, and redness can become more prominent and persistent; it may even become permanent.
Subtype Two. Also known as papulopustular rosacea, subtype two is characterized by flare-ups that look like acne due to the presence of pus-filled bumps known as whiteheads that are commonly associated with acne. Sufferers often report oily skin, increased sensitivity, visible broken blood vessels and raised patches of skin. It also tends to occur among middle-aged women. Flare-ups can occur on the neck, chest, and scalp.
Subtype Three. This relatively rare form of rosacea is also called rhinophyma. It’s most common among men and results in thick skin on the nose, bumpy skin texture, large pores and visibly broken blood vessels.
Subtype Four. Ocular rosacea causes symptoms centered around the delicate eye area, such as bloodshot and watery eyes, dry eyes, sensitivity to light, a burning sensation, diminished vision and more. Cysts may also form around the eye, most commonly on the eyelids.
What causes Rosacea?
The precise cause of rosacea is not known, though research on the condition is being done to determine a direct cause. However, certain things can trigger a flare-up, including hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, extreme temperatures, exposure to wind or sunlight, cosmetics, exercise, and stress.
At Jon’Ric Austin, we are experienced in the treatment and management of rosacea. One of our most popular and effective solutions is our photofacial, which is designed to help improve the broken blood vessels that cause redness and facial flushing. This treatment option involves pulses of light that affect the blood vessels on a cellular level. In many cases, routine treatments are required to maintain the results provided by a photofacial.
In addition, our HydraFacial can reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea by targeting skin discoloration, removing damaged layers of skin and promoting the growth of new, supportive tissue. Our HydraFacial is gentle, soothing, and hydrating, which makes it a great choice for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions that cause sensitivity.
Improve your Rosacea at Jon’Ric Austin
Rosacea can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition to deal with, but you don’t have to let it ruin your quality of life. Minimize your redness and treat facial flushing with gentle, targeted solutions – schedule a consultation at Jon’Ric Austin to learn more about the treatments we offer that can provide you with relief from your rosacea.