April is designated as National Rosacea Awareness month. This skin condition is often not diagnosed because the symptoms mimic many other skin problems. When you know what to look for, you can help identify whether you have rosacea.

People with rosacea experience red patches, tiny blood vessels visible through the skin, itching and other inflammatory symptoms. Changes in color and texture of the skin can appear due to weather changes, specific allergens, and even stress and anxiety. The skin often reacts with a reddish tone, commonly known as flushing. With a proper diagnosis from your BodyLase professional, a plan of treatments can be made for relief from rosacea.

Rosacea commonly affects middle-aged women with a light skin tone, but it may appear regardless of age, gender, or skin color. It is frequently mistaken for acne because people can suffer from small bumps that can look like pimples.

Luckily, there is a solution for people with rosacea. Usually, a combination of laser treatments, such as laser facials and IPL, and good products will provide relief for those with redness or rosacea-prone skin. While lasers are typically the most effective way to combat rosacea, good skincare products can also help.

Avene products are great for anyone with sensitive skin. Specifically, the Avene Antirougeurs line has been carefully designed for people with rosacea symptoms and includes different products to complement any medical treatment.

Dermo-Cleansing Milk is a cleansing blend that’s both powerful and nurturing to sensitive skin.

FORT Relief Concentrate provides relief when rosacea symptoms are at peak intensity.

Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream is a fantastic post laser treatment topical. It helps soothe and repair the skin quickly. It is also a great product to use on sensitive or dry patches, helping to clear the irritation sooner.

RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream is an excellent alternative to other stronger retinoids which can cause irritation for people with sensitive skin. RetrinAL is an antioxidant that reverses signs of aging and helps rejuvenate and brighten the skin.

Many rosacea clients have found that using these products, in combination with laser and IPL treatments, has improved the most aggressive types of rosacea. While having sensitive skin can be challenging, the right treatments and products can give excellent results.

BodyLase offers many laser and light-based treatments and carries Avene products and the Avene Antirougeurs line. Contact us for a consultation and find out which ones are best for you by calling 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).