Rosacea & Acne Rosacea

Rosacea, red face, and Broken Capillaries.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common facial skin disorder involving over 16 million people in the United States. However, treatments are available.

Moreover, Acne Rosacea affects the mid-face, nose, and chin. Often, patients confuse this with superficial Acne. However, Acne rosacea is a vascular condition coupled with a cosmetic issue.


Furthermore, the majority of patients are female. However, women tend to develop a lesser aggressive form of Rosacea. In contrast, men tend to develop late-stage complications.

Remarkably, 95% of persons with Rosacea do not realize they have a treatable medical condition. Therefore, tend to tolerate and live with this medical problem.


Initially, the only symptom of Acne Rosacea may be frequent facial flushing. 

Classic signs of Rosacea, unusual redness of the face. However, blushing cheeks and red bumps of  Acne rosacea, not to mention broken capillaries, progress to advanced disease. Moreover, unless treated, Rosacea will indeed alter the nose and eyes.

Furthermore, Ocular involvement thickens the eyelids leading to dryness and irritation.

Common Presentations

Indeed, blushing is the most common sign, subsequently we have redness and papules. Of note,  foods, especially wines, emotional stress, and physical activities all intensify the redness . Importantly, these signs may come and go, thus, delaying diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, Rosacea also results in significant emotional distress.

 Ninety percent of patients said their condition indeed lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Moreover, over 40% state redness and blemishes truly caused them to avoid social interactions and other  events.



Rosacea presents in various ways
from superficial facial redness to Enlarged Nose.

 symptoms include:

  • Blushing and red patches on the face that last several minutes. Often with a sensation of warmth.
  • Persistent redness of the mid-face. However,at times may disappear.
  • Small visible blood vessels known as Telangiectasia appear on the midface. Unquestionably, Telangiectasia represents the advancement of the disease.
  • Acne Rosacea presents as small red bumps. Therefore, often confused with simple Acne.

  • A warm sensation on the skin coupled with blushing.
  • Ocular Rosacea involves the eye and eyelid thus, leads to eye dryness and irritation. Ocular Rosacea, therefore, is an advanced form of the disorder. Furthermore, very annoying.
  • Thickening of the nose, known as Rhinophyma, is indeed a sign of late and, untreated disease. Interestingly, occurring primarily in men, Rhynophima is benign but disfiguring. However, surgical removal of the masses of flesh may in fact be cosmetically pleasing.
  • These symptoms come and go especially facial blushing. Moreover, early treatment will slow the progression of Acne Rosacea.

Rosacea treatment options

Importantly, this disorder is a purely cosmetic concern; however, emotionally stressful. Moreover, it is crucial to diagnose and treat the condition early.

Therfore, early intervention will undoubtedly reduce long-term complications. Plus, successful treatment improves one’s self-esteem.

Is this Curable?

Unfortunately, Rosacea is not curable. Therefore, patients become disheartened. However, avoiding situations and foods that aggravate Rosacea will nonetheless help. Moreover,  laser therapy will control the condition. Redness and Acne Rosacea are all treated by vascular lasers.

Activities that make Rosacea worse:

  • Sunlight
  • Spicy Meals
  • Caffeine
  • Certain Cheeses
  • Heat and cold
  • emotional stress
  • Intense exercise

Treatment Plans: 

  •  Sunscreen
  • Avoidance of Wines, Cheeses, spices, and Caffeine
  • Keeping ambient temperatures cool
  • Washing your face with cool water immediately after exercise
  • Exfoliants such as Retin-A
  • Topical and oral antibiotics
  • Laser therapy

 In other words, the best treatment plan for Rosacea is one  using multiple methods.



laser therapy for Rosacea

Of note, there are excellent alternative ways to treat Rosacea.  Moreover, lasers target the root cause of this vascular issue; most importantly, safe for all skin types.

Laser Genesis, for instance, reduces redness while closing small red veins in the nose and face. Thus, lasers such as Genesis and the KTP target all the issues at one time.

Laser Genesis V

Genesis V  laser treatments significantly reduce the redness of Rosacea. Furthermore, Genesis V reduces Acne Rosacea and destroys fractured capillaries.

Rosacea Treatment

Treatments often target cosmetic concerns. The KTP laser is used before Genesis V and destroys the fractured capillaries of the nose and cheeks. Genesis V then targets redness and Acne.

Is  Genesis V Safe?

Most importantly, Genesis V is safe for all skin types. Furthermore, a long pulse YAG laser, makes it efficient and effective. In other words, the laser is safe for light or dark complexions. Plus, has no downtime.

First, a series of five painless sessions give the optimal result. These sessions are under 30 minutes long, spaced two weeks apart.

Second, the best results occur with a yearly maintenance regime.

Rosacea and Acne Rosacea before and after

Laser Genesis V Before and After