Red Facial Skin: April is Rosacea Awareness Month
- April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS) to educate the public on this potentially serious condition estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans, and to urge those with the warning signs to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate therapy.
- Dermatologists typically offer only medication not energy-based treatments. See the pdf file below or consult the NRS website.
- An estimated 16 million people in the United States suffer from rosacea.1
- 7 in 10 people in the United States who have rosacea have been suffering for 3 years or longer.2
- 74% of surveyed patients reported being unsatisfied with their current rosacea treatment, such as prescription and over-the-counter gels and antibiotics.2
- 59% of surveyed patients with rosacea weren't aware of laser therapy as a treatment.2
- 83% of those who had achieved clear or almost clear skin said their psychological well-being had improved. Seventy-three percent said treatments also improved their social lives.
The Aesthetic Center offers an effective solution, Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL), one of the industries most effective intense pulsed light devices. Treatments may be single or as a series, and periodic touch-ups will often help. We can only offer these treatments when you have no significant UV exposure, so call before summer. These need only cooling gel and no anesthesia, produce a mild sensation, and typically require no downtime. Ashley has some appointments available Monday's and Wednesday or Thursday's. Please call soon to improve your facial redness.
1. If you have rosacea, you’re not alone. National Rosacea Society website. https://www.rosacea.org/patients/index.php. Accessed November 8, 2017. 2. Consumer rosacea laser attitude and behavior exploratory: final report. September 7, 2017. BuzzBack Market Research.