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Rosacea

Greg Albaugh, DO, FACS -  - Laser & Medical Spa

Visage Ventura Medi-Spa

Greg Albaugh, DO, FACS

Laser & Medical Spa located in Oxnard, CA

Rosacea is a common condition that affects nearly 415 million people around the world, according to the National Rosacea Society, but Greg Albaugh, DO, FACS, has the experience and state-of-the-art technology to help. At Visage Ventura Medi-Spa in Oxnard, California, Dr. Albaugh provides the most advanced rosacea treatments available, including laser therapy, to reduce redness and inflammation caused by the condition. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes visible redness and blood vessels in the face. It often starts with persistent blushing in the cheeks but can spread to the nose, chin, and forehead. In some cases, rosacea even produces tiny, pus-filled bumps around the face.

What makes rosacea difficult to diagnose is that people often mistake its redness and small bumps for acne, an allergic reaction, or a rash. 

Currently, there is no cure for rosacea, but Dr. Albaugh offers several treatments to manage the symptoms. Some of the most common rosacea symptoms include:

  • Persistent facial redness
  • Hot and tender skin
  • Small, pus-filled bumps that resemble acne
  • Enlarged nose
  • Swollen, irritated eyes

If you experience any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with your doctor right away for an official diagnosis.

What causes rosacea?

While the root cause of rosacea is unknown, a number of factors can trigger your symptoms, including:

  • Spicy foods
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol use
  • Hot drinks
  • Certain cosmetic products, including makeup
  • Extreme temperature changes
  • Windburn
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Certain blood pressure medications

To limit your rosacea symptoms, avoid activities that increase blood flow to your skin.

How is rosacea treated?

Some of the most common rosacea treatments include:

Diet changes

If you have rosacea, you likely have certain food and drink triggers that increase your symptoms.

Medications

Certain medications constrict the blood vessels to decrease visibility, while others — including oral antibiotics — target harmful bacteria to reduce inflammation in the face.

Laser therapy

Dr. Albaugh uses BBL™ by Sciton® — one of the most powerful handheld lasers on the market — to reduce the appearance of enlarged blood vessels. 

Laser therapy gently heats up the surface layers of your skin to stimulate cell regeneration. This produces a smooth, clear, even complexion that you’ll feel proud to show off.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, patients who use laser therapy to treat rosacea see a 50 to 75 percent decrease in their symptoms after approximately three treatments.

Thanks to Dr. Albaugh, you never have to feel embarrassed about rosacea again. Call Visage Ventura Medi-Spa or book an appointment online to learn more.