What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and/or blood vessels to be visible on the face. Rosacea tends to flare-up and can show symptoms for days to weeks at a time. Rosacea can often be mistaken when self-diagnosed as acne or other skin problems. Rosacea can affect anyone at any age but has shown to be most common amongst middle-aged females with lighter skin tones. Despite there being no cure for rosacea, there are many options to help treat and reduce its signs and symptoms. Rosacea can be diagnosed by our professional team at Ottawa Derm Centre through a physical examination.
What are the treatments for Rosacea?
There are a variety of treatment options to help manage your Rosacea. Our team will work with you to ensure we get you on the right skin health plan to minimize flare-ups and reduce symptoms. The treatments for rosacea include:
Medication – Several topical therapies exist, both over the counter and by prescription, to help rosacea symptoms.
Light Therapy – There are several light therapies that can help reduce visible redness including BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) and Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL).
Who is an ideal candidate for Redness Treatment
Everyone is a candidate for treating sun damage! We all have some form of sun damage or ‘photo-aging’ to our skin. Regular treatments will not only help reverse the signs, but also prevent further damage by strengthening the skin. Treatment however, at first, does make you more susceptible to further damage which makes sunscreen the best defense. We have an amazing sunscreen bar with some great options for you to choose from. We encourage patients to have a look at our sunscreen options at their next appointment.
How do I book a consultation?
All our patients start with a thorough consultation. During your visit, we will discuss your objectives and concerns. Our team of professionals will complete an assessment and make recommendations that support your health and wellbeing. If you are deemed a good candidate, we will be able to book your rosacea treatment.