What is acne rosacea, and what is the best Acne Treatment for it?

How is Acne Rosacea different from other types of acne?

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Rejuve

Published on Mar 26, 2010

Acne Rosacea and Acne are 2 different entities and should be considered 2 entirely different problems with very different treatments. Acne Rosacea is a problem of increased vascularity in the face especially in the nose and cheeks. It causes redness and in more severe cases it has red bumps which look like acne. Acne Rosacea is light and heat sensitive. It is also worsened by alcohol especially red wine and spicy foods which increase blood flow through the capillaries unlike acne which is not affected. The best
treatment is IPL which targets the red blood cell in the blood vessels. The IPL essentially heats the blood vessels which shrinks it down causing less blood to flow through making it less noticeable.

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Answered by Rejuve

Acne Rosacea and Acne are 2 different entities and should be considered 2 entirely different problems with very different treatments. Acne Rosacea is a problem of increased vascularity in the face especially in the nose and cheeks. It causes redness and in more severe cases it has red bumps which look like acne. Acne Rosacea is light and heat sensitive. It is also worsened by alcohol especially red wine and spicy foods which increase blood flow through the capillaries unlike acne which is not affected. The best
treatment is IPL which targets the red blood cell in the blood vessels. The IPL essentially heats the blood vessels which shrinks it down causing less blood to flow through making it less noticeable.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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