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Will Rosacea Worse Age
See a dermatologist: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifelong: It can be mild (very common or severe. You may also learn to manage it. The real concern is what medicines you can take. Your physician needs to be advised about your past diagnosis. ...Read more
Sunlight and acne: Actually, sunlight helps acne! several laser treatments for acne are based on this principle. Visible light (not uv or infrared) acts on by products of the bacteria to generate a singlet oxygen molecule. This molecule is the toxic to the bacteria and will kill it. The only problem is with sunlight you get damaging uv light at the same time. The amount of exposure needed can cause skin damage. ...Read more
My facial redness doesn't seem to improve with rosacea medications. Is light therapy a better rosacea treatment?
Light therapy may be a better choice if you have tiny visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) on your face: Two options are pulsed dye laser and intense pulsed light therapy. Studies show that light therapy may reduce the appearance of: Facial redness, Flushing, Telangiectasia on the nose and cheeks. Light therapy involves repeat treatments to maintain improved skin appearance. Side effects are usually minimal. They can include temporary redness, loss of skin color and bruising in the treated area. More research is needed to determine how long the light therapy treatments are effective for rosacea and what the long-term risks might be. If you experience persistent rosacea, talk with your doctor to see if light therapy is an option for you. ...Read more
Skin aging: Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years regardless of outside influences. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, less elastin production, and less gag formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is microdermabrasion safe for skin with rosacea? I have some rosacea on my face – will microdermabrasion help with this or make it worse?
Unchanged: While many food allergies will resolve for children, it is less likely for adult food allergies to resolve. Fruit allergies don't necessarily get worse or better. However, allergic reactions are less likely in the elderly. Many fruit allergies cause mouth or palate itching, called pollen food syndrome, that is related to cross reactive proteins in pollen and food. These are mild usually. ...Read more
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