Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels on facial skin, papules, pustules, and swelling. If left untreated, it can worsen over time. Rosacea treatment in San Francisco in the form of topical steroids can aggravate the condition.
Rosacea typically begins as skin redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp.
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. Triggers that cause episodes of flushing and blushing play a part in its development. Exposure to temperature extremes, strenuous exercise, heat from sunlight, severe sunburn, stress, anxiety, cold wind, and moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one, such as heated shops and offices during the winter, can each cause the face to become flushed. Certain foods and drinks can also trigger flushing, such as alcohol, foods and beverages containing caffeine (especially hot tea and coffee), foods high in histamines, and spicy foods.
Below is a list of services that help in treating and managing rosacea. Click on any link below to learn more about that treatment. Schedule a consultation today to learn which of these treatments will best address your specific concerns. Individual results may vary. https://www.rosacea.org/
PhotoFacialSM is a series of intense pulsed light treatments that can be performed on the face or body. It dramatically improves the appearance of Rosacea, flushing, broken capillaries, sun damaged skin, age spots on the face, skin texture, and certain under eye circles. PhotoFacial in San Francisco is a proprietary ipl skin treatment protocol developed by Dr. Bitter Sr. which consists of a series of Intense Pulsed Light treatments that improve the appearance of Rosacea, flushing, sun damaged skin, age spots, skin texture, and photo aging. This photo laser facial treatment also improves mild acne scars, reduces large pores, corrects dark circles around the eyes, and reduces fine lines.
PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) is a treatment performed with a topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan® (5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA) that is applied to the skin and then activated with the correct wavelength of light. PDT effectively treats stubborn acne vulgaris, acne, rosacea, sun damaged skin, minimizes pores and reduces oil glands when used with Blue Light Therapy.
Is an exfoliation treatment that removes fine facial hair, or “peach fuzz,” and gently exfoliates leaving the skin silky smooth. Perfect for those with Rosacea or sensitive skin.
Eclipse MicroPen™ is a dermal micro-needling treatment device that is used by skincare professionals around the globe and now at Epi Center MedSpa. Microneedling is used in treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance
The VI Peel offers a safe, effective approach to achieving younger looking skin and provides superior results for all skin types. Two to four peels per year, along with proper home care, reverses sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation including melasma, acne and acne scarring, aging skin and rosacea. Unlike other chemical peels, our treatments are virtually painless require no skin preconditioning and have minimal downtime. The peels are suitable for the face and body. The VI Peels are practical, affordable and give excellent results within one week.