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5-Step Approach to Rosacea and Redness Reduction

Rosacea treatment
If you have rosacea, you probably spend a considerable amount of time thinking about how to cover it up. Characterized by excessive redness, broken capillaries and flushing the face, rosacea affects about 3 million Canadians – according to the Canadian Dermatology Association.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with rosacea, or you’ve been living with it for some time, the good news is that you can minimize redness and dramatically improve your skin’s appearance. Doing so, however, will require you to visit a medical professional with expertise in treating this somewhat mysterious, yet extremely common, skin condition.
Our goal at Brockville Medispa is not only to reduce redness, but improve the overall condition and health of your skin. We use the following 5-step approach to relieve red lesions and help you regain your confidence.
Know Your Triggers
Experts don’t know what causes rosacea exactly, but they can all agree that there are certain triggers that can make your redness flare up. These include certain foods and spices, stress, harsh or irritating skincare products, exposure to excessive heat like sauna or sun, and others.
No two individuals experience rosacea the same way. That’s why it’s so important for you to identify your unique triggers (with the help of your doctor preferably) so that you can avoid them. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Use Professional Products for Redness Relief
Skincare companies such as Vivier Pharma have devoted considerable resources into research and development of products targeting rosacea. Their Redness Reduction Program uses clinically proven ingredients that are designed to support the skin’s vascular network.
Used as part of a comprehensive rosacea treatment program, redness relief products can provide soothing topical relief for rosacea symptoms. These products also nurture and hydrate the skin, helping rosacea sufferers feel better about their skin while undergoing treatment.
Seek Advice from a Medical Professional
It may be tempting to self-diagnose your skin issues based on your symptoms and what you see in the mirror. But many people have been surprised to learn that what they have may not be rosacea after all, but in fact, a skin infection or some other condition.
Even if you do get a confirmation that you have rosacea, did you know there’s more than one kind? There are four – read about them here. Pin-pointing your exact type can help your doctor develop a bespoke rosacea treatment plan for long-term results.
Reduce Rosacea Symptoms with The Swan RR Medical Facial
RR stands for redness reduction, and the treatment combines two modalities that are proven to target vascular lesions and give you a healthier looking complexion.
One of the modalities if IPL, or photo rejuvenation. It uses broad spectrum light to seek out and “vaporize” vascular activity under the skin, helping to tame redness, often dramatically.
The second is Microneedling. This popular procedure uses tiny needles to stimulate the product of collagen in the dermis. Many patients observe that once the health of their skin improves, so does their rosacea.
Use Sunscreen Regularly and Consistently
For many people living with rosacea, sun exposure is a trigger. That’s because the sun’s heat causes blood vessels to dilate. Furthermore, UV radiation breaks down the body’s DNA, further causing damage to your skin. For every day sun protection, our patients love this ELTA-MD full-spectrum SPF-46 sun block.
Give us a call at 613-342-0220 to find out more about rosacea treatments at BrockvilleMediSpa. We invite you to book a personalized consultation with Dr. Steyn or Nurse Vicki. Look better without looking different!

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