Treatments for Rosacea in Berkeley
Rosacea is a common skin condition causing symptoms of discomfort and redness to the face. It typically develops gradually, beginning with a tendency to blush or flush easily. Over time, redness can spread from the cheeks and nose to other areas of the face, and even the neck and back. At NorCal Dermatology Group, we treat rosacea with advanced laser skin treatments for patients in the Berkeley. Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation to find out more information.
Symptoms & Causes of Rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea is not fully known, however, many risk factors have been identified including:
- Skin tone – light-skinned individuals, particularly those with blond hair and blue eyes, have a greater risk.
- Age – rosacea is most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 50
- Acne – Although the conditions are different, individuals with a history of severe acne are more likely to develop rosacea.
- Genetics – people with a family history of rosacea, as well as those of Scandinavian or Celtic heritage are more susceptible.
Can Rosacea Be Harmful?
While medical problems are typically not an issue for patients who suffer from rosacea, they often go hand in hand with anxiety and psychological issues. The capillaries in rosacea sufferers are prone to break, and these leak blood beneath the skin may cause the reddening or flushed look that rosacea sufferers have.
Laser Skin Treatments for Rosacea
If you suffer from rosacea sufferers you can take advantage of our laser skin treatments in addition to more traditional rosacea skin treatments for more effective treatment results. If you look at the before and after pictures of rosacea treatment on the upper right side of the screen, you will see that laser treatments for rosacea can be very effective.
The energy from the laser works to heat and destroy capillaries in targeted areas without damaging the surrounding skin. Over several weeks the body will absorb the heated tissue naturally. Rosacea treatments with lasers are safe, and they are effective, and they cause very little discomfort.
To schedule a treatment for rosacea, contact our experts online.