What is rosacea?
What is often thought of as acne is actually rosacea, especially at an advanced age. The chronic skin disease is not contagious and affects both men and middle-aged women. People between 40 and 50 years of age are particularly affected. In addition, rosacea is particularly prevalent in people with a fair skin type, which is why dermatology specialists notice a higher incidence in the north of Europe than in the south.
Rosacea particularly affects the face, although the ears, neck and chest are also affected. The symptoms include not only redness but also papules, pustules, swelling of the skin, burning and itching. Furthermore, rosacea can be accompanied by regular hot flushes and consist of dilated veins. The name rosacea comes from Latin and means “rose-coloured”. There are also names such as “rose petal” or “copper rose”, but these are more of a trivialisation.
Is rosacea curable?
Unfortunately, the answer to the question of whether rosacea can be cured is an unequivocal “no”. Nevertheless, the inflammatory skin disease can be treated individually by skin specialists. The result is a containment and prevention of further relapses. The reasons for the development of rosacea have not yet been clarified, but may also lie in lifestyle.
Treatment of rosacea with laser
The treatment of rosacea with a laser is very promising. The redness can be eliminated by closing veins. Because lasers are used with an extremely short light pulse, the light penetrates the upper layers of the skin and turns the blood vessels into heat. The treatment usually takes about 15 minutes and is usually completely painless. In many cases, however, two appointments are advised.
Rosacea treatment at BellaDerma in Berlin
When you have rosacea treated with laser at BellaDerma in Berlin, you are putting yourself in expert and experienced hands. We are waiting for you in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Joachimsthaler Straße / corner Kurfürstendamm as well as Berlin-Mitte, Unter den Linden / corner Friedrichstraße. Of course, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have in advance.