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Tips for Reducing the Appearance of Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin concern that affects many individuals, characterized by redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes, small, red bumps. The cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood, but it is thought to be a result of a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. If you’re battling rosacea, know that you’re not alone, and there are effective strategies to manage and reduce its appearance. Here are some tips to help you soothe your skin and minimize the effects of rosacea!


Stay Cool

Heat can trigger rosacea flares. Try to stay cool by avoiding showers and baths that are too hot, spicy foods, and direct sunlight. When exercising, opt for cooler times of the day or air-conditioned environments.


Consider Professional Services

In some cases, professional treatments may be necessary to manage rosacea effectively. One of our favorite and most effective treatments for rosacea is BBL Hero. BBL distinguishes itself from other IPL systems with quadruple the speed, triple the peak power, and double the cooling efficiency, ensuring quick, effective, and comfortable sessions. It improves the appearance of rosacea by heating and gradually removing broken capillaries. Simultaneously, the light energy reduces unwanted pigmentation and promotes collagen production, leading to a healthier and more uniform skin tone.

Another favorite device for treating rosacea is ClearSilk. During the treatment, ClearSilk deposits heat deep beneath the skin's surface, stimulating fibroblast activity and the body's natural repair process for a healthier, more vibrant complexion and reducing the appearance of redness and rosacea. Unlike BBL, ClearSilk is safe to receive all year long!

Use the Correct Skincare Products

At Givens MD | Faces Medspa, we recommend using products formulated for sensitive skin that are free of alcohol, fragrances, and other irritants. Our skincare experts can help you select products that soothe and reduce redness without aggravating your skin. Some of our favorite products for rosacea include…

-              Soothing Cleanser

-              Epidermal Repair

-              Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment

-              Phyto Corrective Gel

-              Phyto Corrective Mist

-              Phyto Corrective Masque


Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Sun exposure can significantly worsen rosacea. Always apply a physical sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. At Givens MD | Faces Medspa, we offer a variety of sunscreens designed to protect sensitive skin without causing irritation.


Stay Hydrated and Maintain a Healthy Diet

Hydration is key to maintaining healthy skin. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and include anti-inflammatory foods in your diet, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and walnuts and antioxidants in fruits and vegetables.


Consult with the Givens MD | Faces Medspa Team

Managing rosacea is a journey, and with the right care, you can significantly improve your skin's appearance and health. Our team at Givens MD | Faces Medspa provides personalized care that fits your specific needs. During a consultation, we can assess your skin and recommend a tailored treatment plan that may include skincare products, specific services, or both. Visit us at Givens MD | Faces Medspa in Dubuque, Iowa, and let us help you achieve the clear, calm skin you deserve.

*Note: This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new skin care regimen or treatment.


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