Once blood vessels appear, its easier for more to form
Laser therapy can remove them
Sun protection and avoidance is critical
Rosacea Will Worsen Without Treatment
Rosacea absolutely gets worse if you don't treat it. I tell my patients who have rosacea that it takes a long time for the veins to first appear on the face (the first sign of rosacea). The sun first has to hit the skin for a long enough period to stimulate the creation of the first few blood vessels, but once those have formed, it is now much easier for the sun to stimulate the gene on those cells to produce even more. So you have this downward spiral effect. I often hear from my patients that 'I just started having these facial veins a year ago and now I'm covered'. They snowball creating more and more.
Good News - Laser Treatment Is Effective
The good news is that once you've removed those blood vessels, it takes a very long time for them to come back. Once they are removed with laser treatment, if someone uses sunscreen everyday, they might not need to have any further laser treatment from two to eight years, maybe longer. Reducing sun exposure is imperative to prevent further vessels from developing.
Consult a Doctor
Its important to visit with a physician with knowledge of laser therapy for rosacea in order to learn about the various treatments available today.
The information contained in the above article
is purely for educational purposes and is not intended to provide
any medical advice. Always consult with your physician before having
any medical procedure performed.