Resacea/Redness; Defined as bumps, time pus filled pimples and enlarged blood vessels on the skin, rosacea can be described as rough, red, uneven skin. Some clinical symptoms include: Pimple like bumps (without black or white heads), burning, stinging or itching, dry skin, persistent redness and frequent flushing. Treatment can include topical antibiotics, tretinoin and steroids.
Sun Spots are dark spots that develop from sun exposure. Usually found on the face, chest, shoulders and arms these spots are typically treated with prescription medications, medical grade skin care and chemical peels.
What is Resacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias (visible vessels) and bumps and pimples. The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes.
Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is more common in women but more aggressive in men. The cause of rosacea is not yet certain; theories include small intestine bacterial overgrowth, an immune reaction to a natural mite (demodex mite) that lives in our skin, unstable vessels, genetics and sun exposure. What we do know is that something irritates the skin, leading to chronic inflammation with intermittent flare-ups.
If skin is sensitive or damaged, it will not cope with common daily aggressors. Sun, wind and pollution can cause a reaction within the skin. Since the skin is compromised and unable to properly protect itself from this reaction, the body sends blood to the areas as a defense mechanism. Blood brings oxygen by red blood cells and immunity with white blood cells to try and correct the effect of these aggressions. However, it also brings heat, redness and inflammation. If this flushing reaction occurs regularly over time, the blood vessels just under the skin will become dilated and the redness will be more prominent. As a result, the skin will become more vulnerable to daily aggressors and rosacea symptoms will get worse.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a procedure that utilizes ones own platelets to stimulate collagen using your own stem cells. With new collagen production we see softening of fine lines and wrinkles as well as an improvement in skins texture, scaring and help improve hair loss.