Rosacea is a common skin condition, which is characterized by the appearance of redness, typically in the face. While signs of rosacea, such as excessive blushing, may initially come and go, over time, the redness begins to persist and become more constantly visible. In addition, rosacea may lead to the development of enlarged blood vessels or facial spider veins, bumps, or small pus-filled pimples, which cause skin to appear uneven, drawing more attention to the condition. As a result, individuals who suffer from rosacea are often self-conscious and search for effective treatment options. Although a number of home remedies, such as topical treatments, are advertised to treat Rosacea, in most instances, they are ineffective, which can be extremely disheartening. Thankfully, the HydraFacial MD® treatment can effectively reduce the appearance of rosacea and the evidence of its effectiveness is almost instant.
The HydraFacial MD® treatment is a unique 4-step process which cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, and nourishes the skin, dramatically improving its tone and texture. The first step cleanses and exfoliates skin in order to remove dead skin cells, thereby encouraging cell turnover. Next, Glysal™ serum, a combination of salicylic and glycolic acids, is administered to facilitate the gentle stripping of the upper layers of skin. A Vortex-Extraction™ nozzle tip is then used to gently clean the pores, removing skin impurities. Finally, moisture is restored with a vortex-fusion treatment rich in antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. As a result, the production of new collagen is encouraged, which helps to smooth and restore skin.
A HydraFacial MD® treatment can be customized to treat your individual skin care needs. In addition to helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles, one of the features of a HydraFacial is its ability to treat skin discoloration. As a result, it is a suitable solution for individuals who suffer from rosacea, as the Vortex-Peel™ works to removes discoloured surface cells while the serums applied during the Vortex-Fusion® stage encourage the development of new, healthier tissues and reduce the appearance of discoloration. A series of treatments are recommended for optimal results, but many patients see a visible reduction in the appearance of rosacea redness after just one treatment.
Prior to your HydraFacial, it is important to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight, as it is more challenging to treat skin that is sun-damaged or tanned. It is also advisable to discontinue the use of prescription facial ointments in the days leading up to your treatment. Following the facial, no downtime is required, so you can resume normal day-to-day activities immediately; however, it is best to continue to avoid direct sun exposure.
If you suffer from rosacea, we encourage you to seek treatment in order to ensure that the symptoms do not worsen. At Philosophy of Beauty, we understand how frustrating the appearance of rosacea can be and are dedicated to helping our patients reduce the redness and bumps that are characteristic of the condition. Please contact our clinic today to learn whether the award-winning HydraFacial MD® treatment is suitable for you.