Your facial appearance should never hold you back from a happy, healthy life.

If you suffer from any kind of skin condition that creates redness in the facial appearance, such as rosacea you’re not alone.

How many people have rosacea?

According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, about 14 million people in the U.S. suffer from rosacea. This disease is characterized by chronic and oftentimes disruptive flare-ups of the facial skin, typically beginning any time after the age of 30. The redness is most commonly located on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, but can also appear on the chest, neck or scalp.

“Although rosacea is a chronic condition, it can be treated with the right help.”

Over time, the redness becomes more persistent in terms of visible ruddiness and blood vessel appearance. If left untreated, bumps and pimples can develop, and areas of the face can become swollen and bumpy due to a build up of excess tissue. Other patients report facial burning, stinging or itching as well.

How can it affect perception?

According to a recent study conducted by Mindwork Consulting Ltd, those with redder skin or other facial erythema were more likely to be seen as having poor health and negative personality traits. Your appearance should never affect how others perceive you or your own self-esteem.

Although this is a chronic condition, it can be treated with the right help.

What treatments are available?

One of these treatment options includes VBeam or Pulsed Dye Laser. This vascular laser has the specific ability to remove the redness from the skin, allowing patients to have a more even, clear complexion.

Another form of treatment is available from Candela QuadraLASE. As one of the newest fractional laser systems, this treatment is capable of completing skin resurfacing by combining a COlaser with an innovative scanning system. This gives practitioners a solution for both skin tightening and rejuvenation. It can be used for a range of skin issues including wrinkles, uneven tone and texture, sun damage, acne scarring and pigmented lesions.