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What Causes Rosacea?

The main cause of rosacea is redness and swelling of blood vessels on the face, particularly around the nose and cheeks. The condition can affect anyone, though it is most common in middle-aged women, past the age of thirty.

Rosacea can leave many patients feeling self-conscious about the way they look. Fortunately, there are several treatments that reduce symptoms and help to make the face (or affected area of the body) appear less red over time.

Windermere Rosacea

Rosacea Symptoms

Rosacea symptoms include: 

  • Redness on the face: Facial redness is rosacea’s primary symptom. Small blood vessels on the face enlarge, pushing up against the dermis, making the blood they contain more visible. 
  • Swollen or red bumps on the face: These often look like pimples and can look a little bit like acne from a distance. They are often tender to the touch and may contain pus. 
  • Enlarged nasal region: Rosacea can also lead to swelling of the nose. Over time, the condition thickens nasal tissue, leading to a more bulbous appearance. 
  • Issues with the eyes: Ocular problems, such as swollen eyelids and eyes can also occur in severe cases of rosacea. 

Causes of Rosacea

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are several distal causes of rosacea. These are environmental and hereditary factors that make the development of the condition or likely. 

  • Malfunctioning proteins: Research suggests that a protein that protects the skin from an infection called cathelicidin can malfunction in cases of rosacea. Incorrect processing of these molecules could cause skin reddening. 
  • Auto-immune issues: Evidence also suggests that people with rosacea may react excessively to bacillus oleronius – a type of bacteria. Proteins on the bacteria may trigger the immune system in a way that leads to facial redding, although science is yet to confirm this. 
  • Heredity issues: Rosacea appears to run in families. Certain genes, therefore, may be involved in the story. 

Mites may play a role: The Demodex mite tends to live in areas where rosacea appears, including the nose and cheeks.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Rosacea Treatments

Dr. Vargas and the team at the Vascular Experts Florida offer a range of treatments to reduce the visible appearance of rosacea. These include: 

  • BBL™ BroadBand Light: BroadBand Light therapy uses an IPL device to target unwanted lesions on the nose and cheeks. The intense pulses of electromagnetic radiation help to eliminate damaged tissue and target many of the issues that rosacea causes. 
  • Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment that involves injecting capillaries with FDA-Approved Asclera® that causes them to collapse, allowing the body to clear them away. The result is clearer, more even skin with minimal discomfort. 
  • ClearV™: This treatment uses a laser to selectively heat hemoglobin in blood vessels, causing them to denature, allowing the body to clear them away and replace them with fresh cells. 

Benefits of Rosacea Treatments

The benefits of rosacea treatments include: 

  • Reduction in the signs of rosacea
  • Increased confidence
  • Minimally-invasive or completely non-invasive therapies
  • Little to no downtime
  • Quick treatments that do not impact your schedule

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

If you have rosacea and are looking for an affordable – and effective! – solution, schedule a consultation today with The Vascular Experts Florida at our Windermere, FL location.

You can also call to make your appointment by calling our office at (407) 612-7738.

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