April showers may bring may flowers, but it also a month that brings about awareness to a common skin disorder: Rosacea. Over the years, Precision Skin Institute, a full-service medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology center in Davie, has helped hundreds of clients to manage their rosacea symptoms.
We’re bringing awareness to you, to let you know that you don’t have to live with the rosacea symptoms that plague you!
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea, which is quite often mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn, facial rash or even adult acne, is actually a chronic, incurable skin condition that is easily controllable with medical guidance and treatments. Rosacea’s presentations are a spectrum of signs and symptoms including tiny red pimples across the central face area, fine red vascular lines on the facial skin, irritated, stinging skin and rarely an enlarged, bulbous red nose as well as eye problems such as redness and conjunctivitis.
While rosacea doesn’t present any life-threatening effects, it can get worse over time if not treated, and can cause issues with self-confidence.
Rosacea can occur in any one, but is most commonly found in middle-aged women with fair skin. The initial causes of rosacea are unknown, but are most often hereditary and can be triggered by a number of triggers including:
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Alcohol (especially red wine)
- Temperature extremes
- Sunlight or wind
- Emotional stress
- Exercise-induced flushing
- Irritating skin care products (containing fragrance, chemicals, fruit acids or retinoids)
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
While there is no finite cure for rosacea, there are ways to manage the symptoms and get them under control! Certain rosacea can be treated with prescription medications and/or laser therapy (Pulse Dye Laser, Vbeam).
Minimizing rosacea triggers and appropriate skin care products are important to maintain Rosacea under control. Precision Skin Institute is proud to offer a line of skin care products that are ideal for patients suffering from Rosacea: Avene.
Named for a small town in the South of France, Avène boasts over 270 years of experience and is trusted by millions of skincare devotees around the globe. The brand is centered around Avène Thermal Spring Water, a natural soothing source clinically shown by over 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm the skin.
It’s hydrotherapy meets skin therapy, and we couldn’t be more in love with the soft, supple effect that Avène antiaging skincare products have on our skin, and we know you’ll agree.
We are offering our clients 10% off of these soothing and calming products for the entire month of April in honor of Rosacea Awareness Month, as our commitment to providing you with endless ways to love your skin.
At Precision Skin Institute, healthy skin means a very healthy YOU!