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Frequently Asked Questions & References

What is Rosacea? What is Ultraviolet Light?
What Causes Rosacea? What are arterials?
What are the types of Rosacea? What is the long duration pulsed-dye laser?
Is there a Cure for Rosacea? What is the 532nm KTP Nd:YAG laser?
Can it Worse without Treatment? What are telangiectasias?
What Factors can Cause a Flare-Up? What are demodex mites?
Is Rosacea a Form of Acne? What is vascularity?
How Can you Prevent Rosacea?


What is Ultraviolet Light?

Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. The most commonly discussed forms of UV light deal with three types, UVA, UVB, & UVC. The sun is our major source of UV light.

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What are arterials?

Arterials act as a kind of flood gate that lets blood in and out of veins.

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What is the long duration pulsed-dye laser?

The pulsed-dye laser is typically used to treat blood vessel conditions.

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What is the 532nm KTP Nd:YAG laser?

A 'KTP laser' refers to an Nd:YAG laser with a KTP crystal that allows delivery of green light. These devices are particularly good at treating linear telangiectasias.

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What are telangiectasias?

Telangiectasias are small dilated blood vessels on the surface of the skin. They are often called 'spider veins'.

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What are demodex mites?

Demodex mites are microscopic mites which often live in the hair follicle of mammals.

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What is vascularity?

Vascularity is a term which refers to unusually visible, prominent veins on the skin. Often this is a desirable trait in male bodybuilding.

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