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3 Things to Expect From Your Rosacea Consultation

Do you suffer from rosacea? If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your skin, the customized rosacea skin treatments at our Kelowna clinic can help you achieve the clear and consistent complexion you’ve always wanted.

Rosacea is a common and long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. Often, such changes in physical appearance can have a significant psychological impact on the individual and affect his/her self-confidence and quality of life.

While there are no known causes for rosacea, several triggers have been identified that exacerbate the condition, including:

  • Stress
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Hot/cold water
  • Hot drinks
  • Alcohol and caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Strenuous exercise

Making an effort to avoid these triggers in your daily life can make a huge difference in the condition of your skin and help prevent any rosacea flare ups.

Customized Rosacea Skin Treatments in Kelowna

From Affirm to V Beam Laser therapy, there are many treatment options for patients suffering from rosacea. At our Kelowna clinic, we use the advanced VISIA Digital Analysis System to determine your unique skin profile and tailor your rosacea skin treatment plan to suit your specific requirements.

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Talking With Your Specialist About Your Rosacea Skin Treatment

If you think you are suffering from rosacea, it’s important to visit a skin specialist as soon as possible, as early treatment can help reduce your symptoms and control the condition better.

Your doctor will explain the different types of rosacea, what symptoms you should look out for, what triggers can cause flare-ups, and how to treat it.

Here’s what you should expect from your consultation with a rosacea skin specialist:

1. You’ll Talk About Your Symptoms

When talking to your skin specialist, try to describe your symptoms as accurately and clearly as possible. There are four types of rosacea, and you could have more than one type.

The types of rosacea are:

  • Subtype 1: Facial redness and flushing are common. Your skin may also feel swollen, painful, or sensitive, and you may have visible blood vessels.
  • Subtype 2: This is similar to bad acne. You may have oily skin and frequent breakouts, and your skin may feel sensitive.
  • Subtype 3: This is a very rare type of rosacea. Some of the symptoms include thickening of the skin on the face, usually around the nose, but it can also occur around the forehead, cheeks, or elsewhere.
  • Subtype 4: This type of rosacea affects the eyelids. It can cause your eyes to sting, become dry, or burn. They may also appear bloodshot or feel gritty and your vision may become blurry.

Remember: An accurate description of what you are experiencing will help your skin care professional determine what type you have and which treatment will work best for you.

2. You’ll Discuss Your Triggers

Rosacea flare ups can be triggered by many things in your daily life. For instance, lifestyle factors that can cause your rosacea to act up may include:

  • Stress
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Vigorous exercise

It can be very helpful to keep a rosacea journal, as this will help you figure out when your rosacea worsens, and why. You can talk to your skin specialist about how to avoid these possible triggers and if wearing regular sunscreen will help manage your condition.

Skin Care Products

Don’t forget to talk to your skin care specialist about any skincare products you use. Some products can contain harsh ingredients which may cause rosacea breakouts. Your skin care professional may be able to suggest products that are better for your skin.

3. You’ll Discuss Your Rosacea Skin Treatment Options

There is no cure for rosacea, but figuring out your triggers and making certain lifestyle changes will help you avoid flare-ups, and so can medication and other treatments.

During a consultation, you will talk to your skin specialist about all the possibilities and figure out which treatment will work best for you.

Some of these treatment options include:

  • V-Beam Laser Therapy
  • Antibiotics, eyedrops, or gel.
  • Affirm Laser Therapy
  • Dermabrasion to remove thickened skin

Seeking treatment for rosacea is vital for your confidence and to help you lead a satisfying and happy life. Customized skin treatments based on your specific concerns will ensure you get the best results, as soon as possible.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our customized rosacea skin treatments, and how our team of highly qualified skin specialists can help you achieve clear, healthy, and beautiful skin, visit our Kelowna clinic today at 304 - 3320 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9290 or book a consultation online.


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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