Uncovering Rosacea: What Is It, and How We Manage It

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve heard of Rosacea, a chronic skin condition estimated to affect at least 14 million Americans. Rosacea is a common condition that tends to worsen with age and often shows up between a woman’s 40’s and 60’s with hormonal changes, skin damage and decrease in collagen, elastin and water retention. 

How do we develop rosacea?

The leading theory behind rosacea’s core cause is an overgrowth of demodex mites on the skin, leading to irritation and inflamed skin. These mites are present in everyone’s skin but cause issues in large quantities. There are genetic and lifestyle components and triggers that may increase your risk of developing this condition. Although a dermatologist is needed to give you a formal diagnosis, there are some common signs to look out for if you think you might have rosacea, but you aren’t sure.

  • flushing persistent redness
  • bumps and pimples
  • thickened skin
  • itching
  • eye irritation
  • visible blood vessels
  • warms and flushing from head

There are many different types and severities of rosacea so not all symptoms or treatment plans will look the same. Here at Sage and Vine we have multiple modalities, products and treatment options specifically customized and tailored to your specific skin needs. We focus on antioxidants, barrier repair, suppressing inflammation and cellular repair to improve the health of the skin. We recommend starting with a skincare consultation or a custom Rosacea Treatment Facial. From there, we can treat the underlying skin issues with micro-needling, IPL, Morpheus 8 and medium depth chemical peels. Based on each client’s health history, lifestyle and skin we make custom recommendations for the ideal treatment plan. 

So now that we have a good idea of what rosacea is and some of the tools we have to manage it- why focus on treatment? This condition can be uncomfortable, impact self esteem, and when not well managed can actually accelerate general skin aging and worsen skin health.

75% of people with Rosacea report a decreased level of self-esteem.

National Rosacea Society

Here at Sage and Vine, we believe that when you look good, you feel good. This is why it is our mission to focus on customized treatment plans to help tackle these stubborn, chronic conditions and help you feel your best. 

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