Let’s take the time to learn more about Rosacea, a chronic skin condition that can be debilitating to the sufferer’s self esteem and confidence. Rosacea is a widespread problem that is still being misdiagnosed (mainly due to having symptoms that can closely resemble other skin problems).
About five to seven percent of the population in Canada are affected by Rosacea to some degree. Sufferers may have a persistent redness, pustules and papules that resemble acne, bloodshot and watery eyes, or in more severe cases, fleshy bumps on the nose making it appear swollen. Left untreated, the condition tends to worsen and become more of a detriment to self esteem. At Skin Vitality, patients suffering from Rosacea can be successfully treated with a treatment like Toronto Photofacial. However, the first course of action after diagnosis that you should take is to pinpoint triggers and try to avoid them. There are many triggers of Rosacea, such as dramatic fluctuations in temperature, alcohol consumption and stress. These triggers may not be the same for all sufferers, so identifying yours and avoiding them is one of the first steps you should take to control the condition.