What is Rosacea
Many people suffer from Rosacea, a common skin condition that results in skin redness and visible blood vessels in your face. Rosacea symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then suddenly vanish, and is sometimes mistaken for acne or other skin problems. Although rosacea can affect anyone, it is commonly found in middle-aged women with light skin. While there is no permanent cure for rosacea, there are treatments that can control and reduce its symptoms.
Our treatment plans are individually designed to meet your unique needs. Every visit to Walnut Creek Aesthetics begins with a complementary consultation during which our highly-skilled staff will take the time to map out each individual aspect of your recommended treatment plan. Then they will explain everything that you need within your skin care rejuvenation package to achieve your desired results.
Chemical & VI Peels
These can be as mild as a lactic acid peel, which are great for a weekend glow. Or they can be as strong as a TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peel. strong enough to remove the most stubborn pigments while it softens fine lines and wrinkles.
VI Peels are ideal for all skin types. This includes those patients who suffer from pigment issues. For stubborn pigment problems, this treatment is typically administered in a series of three treatments, and has minimal downtime.
The reason a Hydrafacial is highly effective at treating this condition is that it directly targets some of Rosacea’s worst symptoms. It works especially well for facial redness, bumps, and enlarged pores. A Hydrafacial immediately soothes and comforts the affected skin with customized serums that specifically address issues associated with redness. Furthermore, even a single Hydrafacial treatment can smooth facial bumps and cleanse enlarged pores, so you enjoy a silkier, more even skin tone.
Generally, a Hydrafacial isn’t usually used by itself for treating Rosacea. But it is very effective on some of the cosmetic concerns associated with this skin condition. Regular Hydrafacial treatments, paired with a skincare regimen focused directly on dealing with Rosacea, can produce significant clearance of symptoms.
Microneedling as a treatment for Rosacea may seem contrary to common-sense. But stimulating the skin with with Microneedling can actually calm the symptoms of Rosacea, such as redness, flushing and bumpiness. This is because stimulating collagen production in your skin’s dermal layer strengthens and thickens both the dermal and epidermal layer.
This makes your skin more resistant to the triggers that cause the redness and flushing normally associated with Rosacea. Over time it may also reduce the bumpy texture that comes with some forms of rosacea. Hover, when using Microneedling, it can only be used at times when the skin is calm and not during an actual breakout episode. At Walnut Creek Aesthetics, we can use skin pen Microneedling or Secret Microneedling with Radio Frequency to treat Rosacea and produce a skin tightening effect.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment where a nurse or nurse practitioner begins by removing a small amount of your blood from your arm. We then spin it down in our state-of-the-art centrifuge which divides and collects platelet rich plasma. This treatment can be added to any other treatment to enhance that treatment’s result. Or, PRP can be used on its own to enhance the collagen beneath the dermis. We often use this treatment to treat dark circles beneath eyes.
Neurotoxins are injectable treatments that block the mechanism for full muscle contraction, deep beneath the skin. In addition, it is believed that injections of neurotoxins on the nose, cheeks, and chin can significantly improve the appearance of some rosacea patients by reducing sebaceous gland overactivity.