Rosacea Treatment Toronto
Rosacea Treatment Toronto
Rosacea is one of those concerns that affects so many people and yet has relatively few effective options. The good news is that all of the Sovereign Skin treatments listed below can be effective and achieve excellent results on some Rosacea treatment Toronto patients. The bad news is that all of these treatments have also not been effective in some cases and there is no known perfect cure. This is the common battle that rosacea sufferers worldwide know- it can be tricky to find and customize the treatment that will be most effective for you! However, the best news is that as non-surgical and non invasive cosmetic treatments grow in popularity, technologies and treatments are rapidly advancing and patients with rosacea treatment Toronto today have more treatment options available than at any time in the past.
What is Rosacea?
For most people, rosacea is the redness on their cheeks that lingers, despite no symptoms and no physical or emotional stimuli to explain the redness remaining. As it progresses, it can emerge as tiny red blood vessels across the nose and cheeks or small pimples across the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. More extreme cases of rosacea include enlarged oil glands and enlarged nose and chin.
The following are the stages of rosacea that can be noted as it progresses:
- Type 1: Smooth and red appearance
- Type 2: Bumpy and Read skin surface
- Type 3: Thickened, bumpy, red skin (usually nose and chin area)
- Type 4: Irritated and red eyes
What factors can trigger rosacea?
Although the underlying root cause of rosacea is not fully known, there are some environmental triggers that have been shown to trigger a rosacea flareup. Some of these can be sun exposure, alcohol, spicy foods, emotional upheavals, straining, stress or things that cause an intense flushing of the face.
Best way to treat Rosacea: Laser Treatments
The best way to treat rosacea is with laser treatments, such as laser peels and laser resurfacing procedures.
Rosacea can affect different layers of the skin and can require a few different lasers (and/or laser settings) in order to treat the various rosacea symptoms that may be presenting themselves. Symptoms may include chronic inflammation of the skin, red bumps that appear like acne, spider veins and broken capillaries, redness and thickened skin on the nose. It can even cause dry, red, irritated eyes! Rosacea symptoms can flare up for a certain length of time (i.e.: weeks or months) and then subside. Over time, it is possible that the symptoms will worsen.
At Sovereign Skin, we have different types of lasers that can be combined to customize a treatment protocol that works for your specific rosacea concerns. For example, our Fotona laser can accurately target and address broken capillaries and spider veins that can appear on the face. The Fotona is very effective in relieving these symptoms and has a great safety profile. However, in this example, the dermis layers may be damaged because of chronic inflammation and require a separate laser treatment that helps remodel the damaged skin layers and generate new collagen. The collagen stimulating laser treatments are typically classed as laser resurfacing- and carry the added benefit of tighter, smoother skin.
An IPL photofacial is another common laser treatment that can help problematic rosacea treatment Toronto. It is important to choose the right IPL laser with the guidance of a medical laser expert- such as the ones at Sovereign Skin- since some lasers can hold the potential to worsen the rosacea treatment Toronto if not used correctly.
There are more effective rosacea skincare items available from a physician’s office and medi-spas under a physician’s oversight than you will find at popular drugstores or makeup giants, like Sephora.
This is because under Health Canada regulations, skincare sold in a doctor’s office is allowed to have higher percentages and higher concentrates of active ingredients than those sold outside of a physician’s facility. That means, when it comes to Rosacea, the skincare lines sold at Sovereign Skin will be safe and effective, with great therapeutic value for healing your rosacea and helping to get it under control. Many of the skincare products available have incorporated natural products known to help remedy rosacea (i.e.: lavender, green tea, tea tree oil, chamomile). Using a gentle cleanser and avoiding chemical irritants will be very helpful when trying to avoid a flare-up. Sunscreen with an SPF of 25 to SPF 50 is always recommended to protect the skin.
Other Options to treat Rosacea:
There are prescription topical medications and oral antibiotics that can also be used to treat rosacea, but these are best discerned by a doctor as this route is normally taken for more stubborn cases. Antibiotics should not be the first treatment option sought, since extended antibiotic use can be detrimental to one’s health. Antibiotic creams, lotions and gels are an option because they offer anti-inflammation benefits. Some acne treatments will also work if a patient suffers from papulopustular rosacea.
Some radiofrequency devices have been shown to also successfully be used on rosacea patients without causing a flare-up.
Why choose Sovereign Skin?
At Sovereign Skin, we know there are a lot of options out there for your non-surgical treatments. We know that our staff are well trained medical experts with who uphold the high standards expected of them in safety, efficacy, client management and treatment protocols. They will draw on their vast practical knowledge and work as a team to offer appropriate advice, service and procedures. We believe what we offer will exceed your expectations as you experience the care and attention to detail that our medical facility offers. We’re committed to excellent results and take pride in the outcomes of our treatments. Our office is a peaceful, comfortable and calm atmosphere that will support the patient in their pursuit of personal change.
For more information on rosacea and possible treatments, as well as the cost of rosacea treatments, please contact us at our Sovereign Skin Medical centre. We are confident we can recommend some possibilities that will help you begin feeling better in your own skin!
*Disclaimer: Similar and/or permanent results are not guaranteed based on the treatment/procedure and may vary from patient to patient, based on multiple factors, including genetics and lifestyle of each patient.*
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