Rosacea Skin Condition


Rosacea skin condition is characterized by redness or flushing of the face. Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. Many people develop small, visible vessels on their face as well, often called telangiectasia. NAWI treats these in the same manner as Rosacea. Rosacea can affect anyone, but it’s most common in middle-aged Caucasian women.

Symptoms of Rosacea

There are several symptoms of rosacea skin condition:

Facial blushing or flushing. Rosacea can cause a persistent blushing or flushing in the central part of your face. This sign of the condition may be difficult to see on brown and Black skin.

Visible veins. Small blood vessels of your nose and cheeks break and become visible (spider veins).

Swollen bumps. Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus.

Why does Rosacea Happen?

Rosacea is likely caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental factors, abnormalities in the immune system and nervous system, and possibly the presence of certain microorganisms on the skin.

Genetics: There is evidence to suggest that genetics play a role in rosacea. Individuals with a family history of rosacea are more likely to develop the condition themselves.

Abnormalities in the blood vessels: Dysfunction in the blood vessels of the face may contribute to the flushing and redness associated with rosacea. This could involve abnormalities in the dilation and constriction of blood vessels.

Environmental triggers: Certain environmental factors can exacerbate rosacea symptoms, such as sunlight, heat, cold, wind, humidity, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot beverages. These triggers can cause blood vessels to dilate and worsen redness and flushing.

Demodex mites: These microscopic organisms are naturally found on the skin of most people, but individuals with rosacea may have higher populations of these mites on their skin. It’s believed that an abnormal immune response to these mites may contribute to inflammation and the development of rosacea symptoms.

Immune system dysfunction: Some researchers believe that abnormalities in the immune system may contribute to the development of rosacea. Inflammation is a key component of rosacea, and the immune system may play a role in perpetuating this inflammatory response.

Neurovascular dysregulation: Dysfunction in the nervous system’s control of blood vessels may contribute to the flushing and redness seen in rosacea. This dysregulation can lead to exaggerated responses to certain triggers, causing blood vessels to dilate excessively.

The precise interplay of these factors and their relative contributions to the development of rosacea are still not fully understood.

Rosacea Treatment Options

NAWI Wellness Center can treat rosacea. We have two recommended rosacea skin condition treatments:


Laser Genesis

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