When what was once a flush across your cheeks turns into an ever-present redness across your cheeks, you may be one of the 16 million Americans who suffer from rosacea. At New Day Aesthetic Medicine, board-certified naturopathic physician, Eric Jorgenson, ND, understands how rosacea can interfere with living your life. At his conveniently located office in Hood River, Oregon, Dr. Jorgenson offers both topical treatments and innovative light therapy to reduce the appearance of this common skin condition. To learn more, call the office, or go online to book your initial consultation.
When rosacea develops, you may blush easily or flush sooner than most people. But as it progresses, more symptoms begin to appear. The redness that was once contained to your cheeks now spreads across your nose, forehead, chin, and ears. Sometimes, it even covers the chest and back.
Other symptoms depend on the type of rosacea you have:
Although these symptoms can flare and go into remission, as the condition progresses, your rosacea symptoms are likely to become permanent.
The underlying causes of rosacea are unknown, but certain risk factors have been identified. In many cases, rosacea runs in families, as most people who get the condition have family members with it.
Your immune system may also play a role, as can intestinal bugs and mites that live on human skin. Other theories on the cause of rosacea involve how your body processes a protein that normally protects the skin from infections.
Though Dr. Jorgenson provides treatments for rosacea, there isn’t a cure for the condition, but you can manage its symptoms. Controlling your rosacea starts with recognizing what triggers your rosacea and avoiding those triggers. Some of the common triggers include:
Dr. Jorgenson also provides professional skin care products that can reduce the visible signs of rosacea. Depending on your needs, he may opt for a PCA SkinⓇ peel, which deeply exfoliates dead skin, drawing fresh, new skin to the surface.
He also offers HydraFacialsⓇ with Rosatrol™. These facials are safe and gentle, yet effective. Through a three-step system, they cleanse, exfoliate, and treat your skin.
In addition, Dr. Jorgenson provides intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy for rosacea. Using light energy, the inflamed cells that lead to redness are destroyed, while the production of growth factors like collagen and elastin is stimulated, enhancing your body’s ability to heal.
Call the office today, or go online to book your initial consultation.