As stated by the National Rosacea Society, www.rosacea.org, “Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.”
If this sounds like you, then there is Good News! Miravaso is latest topical prescriptive gel that can clear up your face for up to 12 hours by shrinking dilated blood vessels! Read on to learn the latest information from Dr. Wright
Dr. Wright’s Tip
Blushing, redness and embarrassing flare-ups are some of the symptoms that my rosacea patients suffer with on a daily basis. 16 million Americans suffer with the social stigma of this blotchy skin which can be very distressing to a person and even more so, when society incorrectly links it to alcohol abuse.
Although there is no cure, Rosacea can be managed in my office with a treatment series of Photofacials. Skin MD and Beyond offers most up-to-date technology which effectively removes redness and vessels.
For at-home use, the new prescriptive gel, Miravaso (brimonidine tartrate gel 0.33%)
This easy to apply gel works by constricting the miniature vessels on the surface of the skin, much like Visine taking the red out of your eyes. Best results are achieved by applying a pea-size amount once daily to each of the five areas of the face: central forehead, chin, nose, each cheek. Miravaso topical gel should be applied smoothly and evenly as a thin layer across the entire face avoiding the eyes and lips.
Wash hands after applying MIRVASO topical gel.
It is important to note that the occurrence of rebound redness and stinging after using Mirvaso is beginning to surface more and more in the public eye. A recent letter to the editor in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology describes 3 cases of reaction to Mirvaso. Patient 1- had “in all areas where the medication had been applied and she had a severe skin burning sensation”; Patient 2- experienced “significant erythema, skin burning, and pruritus where BT was applied” and Patient 3 -reported “erythema and burning in the areas of application” along with “progressively worsening rebound erythema and burning”.
Helpful Hints: 1) Avoid fragranced skin care products, 2)Avoid spicy foods, 3)Minimize stress, and
4)ALWAYS wear sunscreen.
For more information and to get full details on how to treat your Rosacea and go from “Red to Ready”, book a consultation at Skin MD and Beyond and enjoy a flawless complexion today!