Facial Redness, Broken Blood Vessels and Pimples
Over 2 million people suffer from rosacea in Canada. This chronic inflammatory skin condition is characterized by persistent redness, enlarged and broken blood vessels, dryness, irritation and pimple like bumps. You may also experience a burning sensation in the eyes and rhinophyma, a condition causing the skin on nose to become thickened, swollen, and bumpy. To control rosacea and prevent it from becoming worse, an effective treatment is needed.
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Rosacea is a difficult skin condition to treat because the experience of each patient is so unique. Many of our patients come to us after unsuccessfully treating their rosacea elsewhere. Like them, you are frustrated from failed attempts and seek solutions that actually work.
Fortunately, the expertise of our board-certified dermatologists allows us to create a treatment protocol that can effectively control the visible symptoms of rosacea, without damaging your already compromised skin. Our dermatologists have been extensively trained to treat difficult conditions like rosacea, unlike other doctors and practitioners.
We start by performing a thorough skin assessment to examine your skin, as well as discussing with you any lifestyle habits that may be adversely affecting your skin. One or more treatments are then recommended.
We have served the men and women in Toronto for over 10 years. Our methodical approach to skincare, based on specialized training that only dermatologists undergo, has allowed us to obtain a high satisfaction rate from our patients. As a result, we have formed long term partnerships with our patients, who return to us regularly to achieve and maintain their aesthetic goals.
Unlike other skin conditions, rosacea cannot resolve on its own nor can it be controlled with products from your local drugstore. In fact, self-treatment can often have the opposite effect, worsening symptoms. Rosacea flare-ups can be detrimental to your self confidence. Not even makeup can effectively hide symptoms, and can even make them worse. With our custom tailored treatment plan, you'll finally be able to calm and soothe your skin for long lasting relief from rosacea.
While rosacea is not curable, the symptoms visible during flare-ups can be dramatically reduced with our customized skincare and laser treatments, with improvement appearing within a few weeks.
Rosacea Treatment FAQ
No, rosacea cannot go away on its own. Factors, such as your diet and lifestyle habits, may directly impact the symptoms of rosacea, making them better or worse.
There are several causes of rosacea, and they tend to be unique to each person. Some common triggers that cause rosacea to flare include the following:
- sun exposure
- skincare and hair products
The most effective treatment for rosacea is to avoid triggers. Avoiding triggers is a good place to start, however, this can be more difficult to do, since triggers can be difficult to pinpoint. As a result, there are medical aesthetic treatments that can reduce and eliminate symptoms, including medical treatments, medical grade skincare, laser and light based technologies.
The 4 different types of rosacea are described below. An individual may suffer from a combination of these subtypes.
- Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
This type is characterized by a persistent redness on the face and enlarged blood vessels as well as easy flushing.
- Papulopustular Rosacea
This type is characterized by pus-filled blemishes that look like acne, as well as red bumps.
- Phymatous Rosacea
This type is characterized by skin that becomes thick and scarred. Bumps and swelling appear, most often on the nose in a condition known as rhinophyma
- Ocular Rosacea
This type is characterized by watery or bloodshot eyes and the development of cysts on the eyelids. The eyes may feel dry and irritated.
- Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
It is crucial that you use a moisturizer designed for rosacea. It should provide you with relief from redness and extreme dryness. Our board-certified dermatologists can work with you to develop a comprehensive skincare program including the correct moisturiser for your skin.
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