Certain skin types more likely to have rosacea

rosaceaAccording to a report on Medwire news (Factors involved in pathogenesis rosacea revealed; By Helen Albert 11 September 2009 J Eur Acad ), certain individuals are more susceptible to rosacea then others, based on their skin type.

Rosacea is a chronic condition that causes redness and swelling of the face, although it can also affect other areas, like the eyes (ocular rosacea).  Those afflicted with rosacea may first notice a tendency to flush or blush easily. The condition progresses to persistent redness, pimples, and visible, threadlike blood vessels (telangiectasias) in the center of the face.  These skin changes can eventually spread to the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose.  -Derm SD website: medical dermatology

According to MedWire News, the study shows that “key factors in the pathogenesis of rosacea include having a paler skin type, [and] chronic sun exposure.”

Interestingly, the study also found that “until the age of 71 years of age 70% more women had rosacea than men, but in those aged 71 years and above 60% more men than women had the condition, suggesting that men may develop the disease at an older age.”

Even with these new findings, “Many aspects of rosacea require further investigation and more future studies are needed…”  However, while there is no way to completely get rid of rosacea, it can be maintained with topicals and/or laser treatments, such as V Beam.  To learn more about laser treatment of rosacea, please follow the link: V Beam laser information

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