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Rosacea Specialist

Allora Med Spa

Medical Spa & Skin Revitalization located in Hickory, NC

If you’re embarrassed by patchy, red areas on your face due to rosacea, turn to Allora Med Spa in Hickory, North Carolina. Allora Med Spa offers a variety of the latest non-surgical treatment options to relieve your symptoms and clear up your skin. Call the office to set up a consultation or use the online scheduler to book an appointment at your convenience.

Rosacea Q & A

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder characterized by the swelling of blood vessels under your skin, resulting in red patches and tiny red pustules on your skin. It develops in adulthood and may come and go intermittently all through your life. Many people mistakenly call it adult acne, but the two conditions are entirely unrelated.

Rosacea isn’t serious, but it can lead to emotional problems because it can greatly affect your self-esteem and confidence.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea manifests in different ways for each person. Classic symptoms include:

  • Swollen skin
  • Red skin
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Thickening skin on forehead, cheeks, and chin
  • Breakouts that resemble acne
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Inflamed eyelids
  • Burning sensation

Severe cases of rosacea may extend to your ears, back, and chest.

Who gets rosacea?

The exact cause of rosacea isn’t clear, but your risk for developing goes up if:

  • You’re a woman
  • You have fair skin
  • You’re between 30 and 50 years of age
  • You have a family history of rosacea or acne

While men don’t contract rosacea as frequently as women, when they do, their symptoms are more severe.

How is rosacea treated?

There’s no cure for rosacea, but it can be greatly helped by the use of the laser therapy. Your Allora Med Spa provider talks with you in order to understand the specifics of your skin and to gather a comprehensive health history.

Allora Med Spa uses the innovative Icon™ Laser to reduce your redness and shrink swollen blood vessels. The intense, pulsing light energy from the laser eliminates the poorly functioning blood vessels under the skin without damaging any tissues or the surface of your skin.

Does laser treatment for rosacea hurt?

The noninvasive procedure is well tolerated by most men and women. With each use of the laser, you may feel a sting or pinch, but it goes away quickly and takes the redness with it.

You may need to return for multiple sessions, but there’s a big difference even after the first treatment.

If left untreated, rosacea can get progressively worse. Trust your skin to the compassionate skin care team at Allora Med Spa. Call the office for an appointment or book online.