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Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the skin with red flushed skin being the main symptom as blood vessels close to the surface expand in response to inflammatory signals. Other symptoms associated with Rosacea can be pimples and spider veins. Rosacea tends to occur around the nose, cheeks and chin and can cause the skin to be ultrasensitive.

A severe case of inflammatory Rosacea results in constant redness with red bumps, pustules and cysts. Left untreated it can worsen over time.

Acne differs from Rosacea as with acne there are whiteheads and blackheads plus acne can occur anywhere on the face whereas Rosacea usually stays around the center of the face.

Rosacea can be treated with Broad Band Light - BBL and products designed for sensitive Rosacea prone skin.

-Broad Band Light - BBL

-Products for Rosacea

-Antibiotics may also be prescribed as a treatment.

A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine which treatment or combination of treatments and products would be best suited for treatment of your Rosacea.

Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.