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Acne and rosacea control

Acne rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes many difficulties for people who suffer from it. It most often affects light-skinned patients between the ages of 30 and 50, but it also appears on darker-skinned patients in whom it is likely to be under-diagnosed. It predominantly affects women and is usually located in the central region of the face: the nose, the cheeks and the forehead. Untreated acne rosacea can ultimately lead to persistent inflammation and skin distortion, known as "Brandy Nose". Therefore, it is important to keep this condition in check, as it cannot be totally cured.

While heredity may be a factor in the transmission of acne rosacea, certain factors are well identified as triggers of the disease such as alcohol, female hormones, sun exposure, sports, spicy food, stress, and temperature changes. Even if these factors are avoided, the progression of acne rosacea remains uncertain, and this is where we can intervene to help you.

Acne rosacea is a very distinct condition from juvenile acne. It can occur in several isolated or combined subtypes:

  • Erythematotelangiectasic rosacea: a condition that manifests itself as hot flashes on the face and with redness in the central part of the face. Over time, tiny vessels will be visible through the skin.
  • Papulopustular rosacea: a condition that appears as red patches in the central part of the face, with pimples and red bumps that come and go. Over time, vessels will be visible on the skin.
  • Phymatous rosacea: This is the result of several years of rosaceous acne damage. The inflammation causes the skin to thicken and vessels become visible. This condition affects men more than women and occurs mainly on the nose. Nevertheless, the chin, forehead, cheeks and ears may be affected.

To contain and alleviate acne rosacea, it is possible to use topical or systemic (during exacerbations) antibiotics. Creams may also be prescribed. Intense pulsed light is a particularly interesting tool because it reduces inflammation and redness and helps to sterilize the skin.

Photorejuvenation with pulsed light is a tool that can be used to treat common skin problems. The Sciton medical platform is equipped with a BBL (BroadBand Light) that allows for the filtration of the light at the desired wavelength to target the desired problem, to safely treat a wide range of skin problems. Among these problems, hyperpigmentation brown spots (solar lentigos), age spots and also rosacea. In general, IPL will be used between one and four times a year. A series of treatments may be required when we start treating a severe case of acne rosacea.

It is important to note that the phymatous aspect of the nose or any other area can be treated with technology. It is now entirely possible for us to reduce the size of the nose and its hypertrophied appearance by using technologies such as Cutera's Trusculpt, Alma Laser's Accent Prime, and Ulthera. The PDO threads also have the ability to bring about a contraction and uniformity of the skin tissue.

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