Are you bothered by facial flushing and blushing, persistent facial redness, inflamed pimple-like bumps, or burning and grittiness of the eyes? If so, you may suffer from Rosacea, an extremely common condition that affects an estimated 14 million Americans. It begins with facial flushing and blushing, and then progresses to persistent facial redness, broken facial blood vessels, and inflamed pimple-like bumps. Severe cases can result in skin thickening of the central face called rhinophyma. Some patients with Rosacea also have an overabundance of oil gland growths called sebaceous hyperplasia.
While the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown and there is currently no cure, it can be controlled with lifestyle modifications, prescription medications, and laser / light therapy. The board-certified dermatologists of the Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of Rosacea. We can provide you with a customized plan of gentle skin care and broad-spectrum sun protection, discuss the avoidance of certain triggers that can make your skin worse, and prescribe topical and oral medications. We can also recommend the type of light or laser treatment that can greatly improve the redness, flushing, and enlarged blood vessels of rosacea.
Rosacea Before and After
“I am a 21 year old male who received 5 treatments of Cutera Excel V for my facial flushing and blood vessels. I received Cutera and to my surprise after 5 treatments and 5 months later my condition has improved significantly. I still have permanent rosiness but it is sooooo much better than before. No more apparent blood vessels and best of all no more burning!”