Rosacea Treatments in Vancouver

        At Skin Matters, we provide specialized rosacea treatments designed to significantly alleviate symptoms and enhance the vibrancy of your skin. Experience personalized care that targets the root of your rosacea, ensuring visible improvement and renewed confidence.

        What is Rosacea?

        Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and often includes acne-like bumps and swelling. It primarily affects the face and can fluctuate in intensity over time. While the exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, treatments focus on controlling symptoms and preventing flare-ups.

        What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

        Rosacea symptoms include persistent redness, swelling, acne-like breakouts, and visible blood vessels. Some individuals may also experience dry, itchy eyes and a burning sensation on the skin.

        What Causes Rosacea?

        The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of hereditary, an overactive immune system and environmental factors. Common triggers that can provoke rosacea flare-ups include:

        • Sun exposure: UV radiation can inflame the skin and aggravate rosacea symptoms.
        • Spicy foods and hot beverages: Can cause blood vessels to dilate and the skin to flush.
        • Alcohol: Drinking, especially red wine, has been shown to trigger flare-ups in some.
        • Stress: Emotional stress can worsen rosacea by increasing inflammation in the body.

        What Common Areas Are Treated For Rosacea?

        Rosacea treatment typically focuses on the face, particularly the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin, where symptoms are most visible and persistent.

        What Are the Different Types of Rosacea?

        Rosacea has four main types: Erythematotelangiectatic (flushing and visible blood vessels), Papulopustular (redness with acne-like breakouts), Phymatous (skin thickening and irregular texture), and Ocular (affecting the eyes).

        Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

        This type is characterized by flushing and persistent redness on the central part of the face. Visible blood vessels, or telangiectasias, are also commonly present. Individuals may experience sensations of burning or stinging, and the skin may become very sensitive.

        Common triggers: Sun exposure, hot or cold weather, hot drinks, spicy foods, and stress.

        Papulopustular Rosacea

        Often referred to as acne rosacea, this type involves redness with red bumps (papules) and pus-filled pimples (pustules) lasting 1-4 weeks. This type can be easily confused with acne, but blackheads are absent, typically occurring after age 30.

        Common triggers: Hormonal changes, skincare products, and certain medications that cause flushing.

        Phymatous Rosacea

        This type is less common and involves thickening skin, irregular skin texture, and enlargement, particularly around the nose—a condition known as rhinophyma. This can also occur on the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears.

        Common triggers: The progression of rosacea over many years. It’s more common in men than in women.

        Ocular Rosacea

        Ocular rosacea primarily affects the eyes, leading to red and irritated eyes, swollen eyelids, and symptoms that resemble a stye. In severe cases, it can harm the cornea and lead to vision loss if not properly treated.

        Common triggers: Environmental factors such as wind or sunlight, stress, or spicy food can worsen symptoms.

        Rosacea Treatments at Skin Matters

        If you struggle with rosacea, the team at Skin Matters is ready to help you achieve clearer skin.

        excel® V+ Laser

        At Skin Matters, we utilize excel® V+ Laser to provide targeted and effective treatment for rosacea. This advanced laser system is specifically designed to address the vascular conditions associated with rosacea. By precisely targeting and constricting blood vessels that contribute to persistent redness and visible flushing, the excel® V+ Laser helps reduce these symptoms significantly. It's a safe and efficient option that offers quick sessions with minimal discomfort, making it ideal for patients seeking to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of rosacea without extensive downtime.

        How Much Does a Rosacea Treatment Cost?

        The cost of rosacea treatment in Vancouver varies depending on the type and severity of the condition and the specific procedures used. A consultation with the Skin Matters team can provide a more personalized estimate based on your unique skin needs.

        Why Choose Skin Matters for Rosacea Treatments?

        When you choose Skin Matters for rosacea treatment, you are entrusting your skin to a team of dedicated experts who specialize in skin health. Our clinic is well-known for integrating sophisticated laser technology, such as the Excel® V+ Laser, with personalized care plans tailored to the specifics of your skin problem. At Skin Matters, you will receive compassionate care in a pleasant setting. Our major goal is to assist you in achieving long-lasting, clear, and vibrant skin.

        Vancouver’s Rosacea Experts

        The rosacea treatment experts at Skin Matters in Vancouver clinic include Dr. Charles Cheng, Dr. Kim Liew, and Dr. Collin Yong. Founded by Dr. Cheng 30 years ago, Skin Matters is at the forefront of advanced care, leveraging extensive experience in skin rejuvenation and state-of-the-art technologies. The clinic is renowned for its capability to deliver exceptional results in managing rosacea, reducing redness, and improving overall skin clarity for our patients.

        Rosacea FAQs

        How many sessions will I need?

        The number of sessions required can vary depending on the severity of your rosacea and the specific treatment being used.

        Are there any risks or side effects?

        Like all medical treatments, rosacea therapies can have side effects, though they are typically minor and temporary. Common side effects include redness, swelling, and sensitivity at the treatment site. More serious complications are rare when treatments are performed by qualified professionals like those at Skin Matters.

        How can I best prevent rosacea?

        While rosacea cannot be completely prevented, you can manage and reduce flare-ups by identifying and avoiding your specific triggers. Common triggers include sun exposure, hot beverages, spicy foods, alcohol, and stress. Using gentle skin care products and protecting your skin from extreme temperatures can also help manage symptoms.

        Can rosacea come back after receiving treatments?

        Yes, rosacea is a chronic condition and can recur even after treatment. While treatments aim to reduce symptoms and extend remission periods, ongoing management and occasional maintenance treatments may be necessary to keep rosacea under control over the long term.

        Book a Rosacea Treatments Consultation Today

        At Skin Matters in Vancouver, we are always ready and willing to guide you toward the most appropriate and advanced skincare treatments that are right for you. To learn more about the rosacea treatments available at Skin Matters, book a consultation online or by calling 604-323-9588.