New Rosacea Study Shows Positive Effects of Treatment

Rosacea is one of the most common conditions we treat here at Maine Laser Skin Care.  Fortunately, our patients also let us know that the results from our rosacea treatments are most gratifying, and they're not alone.
A recent survey by the National Rosacea Society found that the highly successful treatments available to reduce the redness associated with rosacea have a major positive impact on the lives of those living with this condition.  This survey questioned 1044 patients with rosacea, and found that 76% had received treatment to reduce their redness symptoms.
Of all those subjects who sought treatment:
  • 40% saw improvement in their overall psychology
  • 35% saw in improvement in the social aspects of their lives
  • 31% even saw improvement in their occupational life

When a subset of these patients had their redness virtually eliminated with at least one active treatment for rosacea, the results were even more dramatic.  Of those who achieved almost clear skin with treatment:

  • 81% saw improved psychology
  • 71% saw improved social lives
  • 62% saw improved occupational life

Previous studies have shown that the symptoms of rosacea, particularly on a person's face, can deeply affect a patient's quality of life and, as a result, their self-confidence.  This survey demonstrates that through using more advanced medical technology, a patient with rosacea can have greater potential for improved quality of life and well-being.

As many of you may know, rosacea is a chronic facial condition that results in persistent facial redness.  It is caused by unknown inflammatory factors.

More severe cases of rosacea can result in bumps, pimples, and thickening of the skin, especially over the nose.  Redness can worsen at times from individual triggers such as particular foods, alcohol, and intense exercise.

While oral medications and topical creams can help in some cases, laser treatments are considered to be the most effective procedure to reduce and control the amount of facial redness, which is the most distressing symptom.  The laser beams can be precisely directed at the tiny blood vessels responsible for the redness, causing them to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body.

Since the inception of Maine Laser Skin Care in 2003, we have used the latest generations of laser technology to fight the effects of rosacea with remarkable results.  Those who have undergone our treatments have told us many times how the treatments have changed their lives, and that transformation is a reward in itself.

If you or someone you know has embarrassing facial redness or has been diagnosed with rosacea, call either our Scarborough office at (207) 303-0125 or our Augusta office at (207) 873-2158 to schedule a free and confidential consultation and to see how we help.  Our goal, as always, is to beautify Maine one face at a time.