Did you know that acne can sometimes cause rosacea? Here’s everything you need to know about acne rosacea and how to fix it.
If your face seems flushed and you get bumps that resemble acne, you could be dealing with acne rosacea. Rosacea is a very common skin condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it affects more than 16 million Americans. Typically, rosacea affects the skin on your nose, cheeks and forehead. These signs and symptoms may persist for weeks or months before subsiding.
Rosacea has four subtypes, and the symptoms vary from type to type:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Some of the common symptoms include facial redness, flushing and visible blood vessels.
- Papulopustular rosacea: You will notice acne-like breakouts.
- Rhinophyma: This rare form of rosacea is associated with the thickening of the skin on your nose.
- Ocular rosacea: The symptoms include redness and cysts around the eye area.
While people of all age groups and skin types can develop acne rosacea, it is most common in the following groups:
- People between the ages of 30 and 60.
- Individuals with fair skin, blond hair, and blue eyes.
- Women, especially during menopause.
- Those with a family history of rosacea.
How to treat acne rosacea?
Are you wondering how to treat acne rosacea? There are lots of different acne rosacea treatments on the market. However, for the best outcomes, you need a rosacea treatment that is customised based on the nature and severity of your symptoms. Here are some effective acne rosacea treatment options that you can try:
Microdermabrasion is an excellent treatment to combat acne rosacea. Since it dissolves and renews the skin’s top layer, it is quite effective in reducing red spots on the skin. This non-invasive procedure is designed to exfoliate your skin gently. This acne rosacea treatment also has the advantage of requiring less recovery time. You can resume your day-to-day activities immediately after the procedure. In this procedure, the dermatologist carefully removes the top layer of your skin using a tiny hand-held device. Your skin is gently scrubbed with fine crystals to remove sun-damaged, dull, and dead skin cells. It reveals smooth, toned, and clean skin underneath. You will notice a significant difference in your skin after the treatment.
- IPL Photofacial
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, also known as Photofacial, is an incredible skin treatment that uses light energy to diffuse the redness caused by acne rosacea. The IPL Photofacial stimulates collagen production and speeds up your skin’s natural healing processes without harming the delicate dermal tissue. After the procedure, the skin’s dull and damaged outer layer sheds away to reveal healthy, radiant, younger-looking skin.
Dermasweep is an excellent treatment if you have acne rosacea. This rosacea treatment involves a controlled sloughing of the skin’s outer layer while a variable-level vacuum gently removes the skin’s surface. Blood circulation is also boosted by the wand’s suction action. Your skin feels smoother after the procedure. Since this treatment is gentle on your skin, it reduces inflammation and redness without irritating your skin. After the exfoliation stage, you can apply salicylic acid, vitamin C, and hyaluronic to get enhanced results.
For a customised acne rosacea treatment plan, we advise that you speak with one of our qualified skin specialists at ISAAC Luxe. If you want to learn more about acne rosacea treatment options, schedule a consultation with me. Click here.