Rosacea is a common condition characterized by excess redness of the face which ultimately produces obvious “broken capillaries” and may be associated with acne-type bumps.
Common risk factors include chronic sun exposure and Northern European heritage. Alcohol, spicy foods, emotional stress and caffeine may make the condition more apparent but do not cause rosacea.
This condition is readily treated with an individualized approach, combining sunscreens, topical creams, laser and, if necessary, prescription antibiotic pills.
This treatment approach minimizes bruising risk while maximizing benefits. There is a mild “pinching” sensation. Topical gel is used to cool the skin before treatments, minimizing discomfort.
Anesthesia or pain medicine is usually not required. Most patients require one to three treatments. Most patients have no downtime.