Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea Treatment at The Fountain™ Clinic in Cleveland

Rosacea Treatment… Finally, Something That Can Really Help!

Rosacea – What is it?
Rosacea treatment has been tough in the past.  Rosacea is a facial skin condition that causes redness and many times pimples.  The predominance of Rosacea in the United States is geographic, with Ohio, Oregon, Maine and Florida having the highest percentages of Rosacea.  Rosacea affects both men and women of all age.  Mostly people of northwestern European decent are affected.  The peak onset is between 30 and 60 years.  Click HERE for a FREE brochure.

Many causes have been proposed such as exposure to extreme temperatures like cold wind followed by a warm environment.  Some foods are implicated including spicy foods and those high in histamine including: yogurt, cured pork, wine, and cheese.  Topical derm treatments and exposure can trigger Rosacea including: sun exposure, wind, heavy exercise, hot baths.  Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, topical steroids, benzoyl peroxide and Retin-A can also cause flare ups.  These are just a few of the causes that result in a marked worsening of Rosacea and cause “red face.”

What Causes Red Face?
The redness comes from swollen, enlarged blood vessels close to the surface of the skin.  These overreact to chemical and temperature stimulation.  At times this looks like a red rash on the face.  In normal skin, these vessels shrink back to their original size.  In Rosacea, the vessels stay enlarged which causes red blotches and red spots.  Laser therapy is one of the very best rosacea treatments, but there is no cure for rosacea.

Adjunctive Therapy
Avoidance of “triggers” can be very beneficial to prevent flare-ups.  Avoiding sun exposure with sun-blocks.  Avoid a warm, humid environment for success with your rosacea treatment.

Diagram of Skin-
Notice the Red Arteries Which Cause the Rosacea

The Latest Technology for Rosacea Treatment in Cleveland

The Fountain™ has the latest in laser technology for rosacea treatment.  The laser targets the vessels that start deep and head towards the surface, shown in the diagram below.  These are the enlarged vessels that cause the redness.   A light coating of gel is applied to the skin to help with skin cooling.  The tip of the device that touches the skin is cooled.  A brief pulse of intense light is produced by the laser which heats the blood vessels and causes them to shrink.  This feels like the snap of a rubber band on the skin.

Expected Results

The results vary depending on the extent of the problem, skin type and how long the condition has been present.  The patient’s “skin type” based on the Fitzpatrick scale, a measure of skin pigment and darkness.  One treatment seldom “fixes” the problem.  The first treatment shows how the skin reacts to the laser and the amount of improvement.  The next rosacea treatment and those following can be more aggressive with even more results.  Sometimes three or more treatments are needed for the best effect. There is always the possibility minor discomfort, like a sunburn.  We will take good care of you and take all measures to ensure your comfort and get great results.

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