For centuries, much has been made about the sweet blush of color on a young girl’s cheek. Considered a sign of innocent sweetness and charm, a rosy blush upon the cheeks can be attractive. In the right doses. For those suffering from rosacea, that tinge of pink, or even red, is no coquettish mark and can even become somewhat painful and embarrassing. According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is a “chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder, primarily of the facial skin. The disorder is characterized by redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. These flare-ups tend to become more intense and persistent over time and, if left untreated, can cause bumps and pimples. In severe cases, the nose may swell with bumpy, excess tissue. Many rosacea patients also experience bloodshot, irritated and watery eyes. The National Rosacea Society estimates that about 16 million people suffer from rosacea in the US in varying degrees, yet only a few seek treatment for their symptoms.
Although there is no cure for rosacea, many of the patients of our Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Edina are experiencing relief from the symptoms of their disorder. Our vascular laser treatment, using infrared energy pulses, heats and destroys unwanted vessels that cause the blush of rosacea and other ailments like blushing and even spider veins. Patients are able to experience amazing results without pain or downtime. Though repeat treatments (usually about three) are often needed, noticeable improvements are evident after the initial appointment. If the blush on your cheeks is more uncomfortable than it is charming, schedule a consultation with our skin health clinic by calling us at 952-920-6545.