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Rosacea is one of the evils of the century in the field of skin care. More and more people are affected, probably due to pollution, stress, UV rays more powerful, etc..Here’s what to know about it as well as some tips as questions and answers.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a state of permanent redness in certain areas of visgae as the nose, cheeks, forehead or chin.Some people even at the neckline. Sometimes, more redness, you can also see small dilated vessels.Rosacea is chronic. Treatments must be repeated or made over long periods.

What is the difference with rosacea?

Rosacea is a more advanced (more severe) as rosacea. It is often accompanied by small buttons (red white), and sometimes plates or swelling.

What are the causes of rosacea?

Like many other things, is to first cause rosacea heredity. Then there are people who have sensitive skin or fair skin (have you ever been to Finland … o), climate (particularly affects people living in areas where the temperature is changing from hot to cold and vice versa ), hot flashes (yes, like women in menopause among others), pollution, exposure to sun, wind or cold weather, regular consumption of alcohol (especiallyred wine), the food (spicy foods, coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, etc..), scratching his face, illness (fever, flu, etc..), emotions (stress, fatigue, discomfort, anger, etc..), and many other.

Who is most affected?

Anyone can be affected by rosacea, including babies, but there is a greater concentration among adored between 30 and 50 years, and women.

How to prevent rosacea?

Reading causes, we can already try to avoid as much as possible. For example, avoid exposure to the sun or if you do, wear a hat and a sunscreen of factor 50 + (Europe) or higher (America). Thoroughly hydrate your skin can also help you. Apply a moisturizer twice a day, morning and evening. Also, do not irritate your skin with products too strong, like lotions with alcohol, creams with salicylic acid, glycolic or fruit acids (AHAs), scrubs with granules (you can exfoliate, but avoid areas rosacea) , peels, etc.. Level of care, you can also opt for creams for sensitive skin or soothing. Products with thermal water can also be beneficial. By cons, when you choose your cream rather than water-based and are unscented.

What are the treatment options?


Some counter creams can help, but do not expect miracles. In fact, depending on the severity of your rash.Among the most popular, there are Rosaliac La Roche-Posay, Rosacure Canderm, Créaline Bioderma, Sensiphase A-Derma (Ducray) and Antirougeurs / Diroséal Avene. The witch hazel can also help, but it is important to see if your rosacea is not the rosacea (not suitable for rosacea).

It may also be prescribed by a dermatologist creams that are more powerful and targeted for a particular problem. Among others hydrocortisone, creams containing metronidazole, azelaic acid, etc..


Products “sclerosing” (as Sclerodex) can be injected into each small vessels, in combination with electro-cautery (for smaller vessels), but the laser is now more efficient.

Antibiotics / oral medications

Some medications can help as antibiotics prescribed in low doses, or for hypertension, which prevents vessels dilate too.

The laser

The laser is currently the most effective treatment against rosacea and rosacea. The results are visible quickly. We begin to see results after third sessions on average. The laser destroys the small blood vessels visible at the surface of the skin, and they are then removed by the body. The descruction is done by sending a beam of light color (different colors depending on the type of laser) pulse is absorbed by the vessel, which will be angry, will wither and eventually be eliminated completely. We will generally need between 4-6 treatments at intervals of one month to one and a half months for the treatment to work. Each treatment lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. This is perhaps not eliminate completely rosacea, but he can dimuer so visible.Several types of lasers are available against rosacea. Your dermatologist will advise you on what suits you best and can adjust according to your response to treatment.

Laser treatment is not advised if you are tanned, because it will respond less well. Go ahead to be sure the winter. Depending on your sensitivity, you may prescribe an anesthetic cream applied 30 minutes before treatment to reduce pain. Some clinics also offer local anesthesia (injections).

For cons, the price of laser is high, and the treatment must be repeated every few years, because rosacea is chronic. The cost per session obviously depends on the size of the area to be treated, but it will pay on average between 100 to 150 euros in France, and between 75 and $ 150 CAD in Canada.

How to hide rosacea using makeup?

For those who do not want to do treatment, makeup is a good alternative.

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