Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes flushing, redness, itching, burning, and stinging. Papulopustular rosacea is often mistakenly treated as acne. In this case, the treatments commonly used for acne will irritate sensitive rosacea skin.

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Learn More About Rosacea

It is unknown what causes people to develop rosacea, but there are certain risk factors associated with rosacea. According to a study published in the Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the risk factors for rosacea are skin types that are photosensitive, family history of rosacea, and a history of smoking.

There are also triggers that can lead to rosacea flare-ups, including:

  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Sunlight or heat
  • Hot drinks and spicy food
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Irritating skin products

Each person is unique, and different people may experience different flare-up triggers.

  • Cleanse your skin twice daily with a gentle skin cleanser.
  • Moisturize your skin twice daily to improve the skin barrier.
  • Wear sunscreen daily. The sun can often trigger a flare of rosacea.
  • Avoid the use of products containing alcohol, camphor, glycolic acid, lactic acid, menthol, and sodium laurel sulfate.
  • Avoid toners and astringents.
  • Retinols are often too harsh on sensitive rosacea skin.

Rosacea Treatment at Shine MD

Rosacea has a major impact on quality of life and confidence. At Shine MD, our physicians are able to provide medical management of your rosacea with topical treatments and oral medications. Rosacea patients are encouraged to have a medical consultation and ongoing follow-up by our physicians (MSP referral required). MSP Referral Form

Rosacea Treatment Package

The Shine MD Rosacea Treatment Package contains the Vivier Rosacea Redness Kit and four sessions of BBL Forever Young. This light-based laser treatment directly improves the redness and acne-like lesions that are associated with rosacea. Treatments are spaced four weeks apart and are coupled with medical management. Individual results and the number of treatments vary based on rosacea severity and the use of adjunctive treatments.

Forever Young™ BBL for Rosacea

The BBL Forever Young is an important adjunct to gaining control over your rosacea symptoms. We continue to see an improvement in redness and life satisfaction as patients complete our rosacea treatment plans.

Neo Elite For Rosacea

This highly effective treatment is a new alternative for treating rosacea, especially for those with skin of color and for patients who have melasma. It is a no touch, minimal pain laser treatment that improves redness, rosacea and treats spider veins on the face and body.

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*Individual results may vary.