What Causes Rosacea

Although it may be common, rosacea can have a powerfully negative effect on those who experience it firsthand. The redness and bumps filled with pus, blood vessels, and thickening skin can leave anyone feeling self-conscious and seeking rosacea treatment in Boulder to alleviate the most noticeable symptoms.

The Cause of Rosacea is Unknown

While there’s no definitive cause for rosacea, there are several possibilities that the medical community believes are most likely. Some people may be genetically predisposed to developing rosacea. Or, symptoms of rosacea can be your body’s reaction to microscopic skin mites called Demodex and the even smaller bacteria they carry. Other research suggests that rosacea can be an outward manifestation of the intestinal Helicobacter pylori.

Types of Rosacea

It’s easy to assume that all rosacea cases are the same; however, there are four sub-types. Each presents slightly different symptoms, and it’s possible to have more than one of these sub-types at one time.

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea causes the symptoms most people associate with this skin condition, including flushing, redness and inflammation, and visible blood vessels under the skin.
  2. Papulopustular rosacea, often called acne rosacea, causes small bumps filled with pus to appear on the face. This sub-type commonly affects middle-aged women.
  3. Rhinophyma has noticeably thickened skin on the nose. Males are common in this sub-type.
  4. Sometimes, rosacea also affects the eyes and referred to as ocular rosacea. It causes dry eyes, light sensitivity, and a bloodshot appearance.

Treatments for Rosacea

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics and topical creams to help resolve the signs of rosacea but this care, especially the topical treatments, doesn’t always provide the relief that people with rosacea seek. The reduction in redness, pus-filled bumps, and inflammation can be minimal, and some users of these topical treatments experience skin irritation instead of calm.

Instead, Vasu Skin Solutions’ Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments offer safe and effective treatment of rosacea in Boulder. Using a specialized device that delivers calibrated light to affected areas deep within your skin, aestheticians can treat rosacea symptoms with speed and efficiency, breaking up redness and broken capillaries for absorption by your body or sloughing off within days. This non-invasive and non-ablative method of care is virtually painless; clients may experience some warmth on their skin, but our contact cooling device alleviates the subtle heat. Within just a few visits, women and men with rosacea may see a noticeable and long-lasting improvement in the color and texture of their skin.

Contact Vasu Skin Solutions Today!

Contact Vasu Skin Solutions in Boulder today for a complimentary consultation. Visit with our highly trained aestheticians to learn how our Intense Pulsed Light treatment can resolve the most severe signs of rosacea and restore your complexion and self-confidence.

Vasu Skin Solutions in Boulder
2490 Junction Place
Suite 102
Boulder, CO 80301
720-470-4837

Julia Florian