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Common Misconceptions About Rosacea

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CosMed’s skincare experts use a number of treatments for rosacea depending on the severity of the condition

Does your face always appear blushed or sunburned? You may be suffering from a very common skin condition called rosacea. There are a number of ways that rosacea presents itself, but most commonly the face appears red and the cheeks are consistently blushed, there may be a burning sensation on the skin, or broken veins on the face become much more noticeable. While this is very frustrating and sometimes embarrassing, it is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. According to The American Academy of Dermatology, there are more than 14 million people in the United States currently living with rosacea. While rosacea can affect people of all skin color, age and gender, the highest number of instances occur in people between the ages of 30 and 50, among people with fair-skin, and among people with a family history of rosacea or severe acne. While women tend to have a higher number of reported instances of rosacea men tend to have more severe rosacea.

Common Misunderstandings Concerning the Condition

Despite rosacea being a common skin condition, there are still a number of misunderstandings that surround the condition, which may be why a large number of people end up never seeking treatment. The most common misconception about rosacea is that it only affects people with fair skin. While rosacea is more common among people with fair skin, it is certainly not uncommon among people of color. Many people also mistake rosacea for adult acne and seek treatment for acne rather than for rosacea. While acne and rosacea may coexist, medication designed specifically for the treatment of adult acne can aggravate the skin further, making the rosacea much more noticeable. Your doctor can easily diagnose rosacea by examining your skin, asking about your symptoms, and by examining your medical history.

Potential Remedies for Rosacea

There are a number of available remedies that dermatologists use in the treatment of rosacea depending on how the condition presents itself. Dermatologists may prescribe ointments or oral medications such as antibiotics that can help repair the skin. In other cases simply applying a sunscreen may reduce the severity of the condition. Dermatologists can also use a laser or light treatment on the skin or move forward with a dermabrasion treatment which removes some of the affected skin cells. Ultimately, there is no way to cure rosacea permanently, but there are ways to decrease the appearance of the condition that also make the skin feel much more comfortable. Treatments may also keep the condition from getting worse and may reduce the frequency of flare-ups.

Triggers that May Amplify the Severity of Rosacea:

Temperature and Hot Weather: Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, may cause flare-ups of rosacea so it is generally recommended to avoid exposure to these whenever possible.
Certain Foods/beverages: Certain foods may cause flare-ups, so keeping a food journal can help you determine if there are certain foods or beverages that aggravate your skin.
Alcohol: Alcohol does not cause rosacea, but it may cause flare-ups.
Stress: Stress can increased the redness of the skin, and if that is the case it may be a good idea to practice stress management techniques to reduce the number of flare-ups.
Certain Skin Care Products: Certain makeup and skincare products may irritate the skin, but using mineral based skin care and makeup may reduce irritation on rosacea prone skin. Please also note that facials are not appropriate measures for treating rosacea.

Need More Information About the Treatment of Rosacea?

At CosMed we offer a number of treatments depending on the severity of the condition. Following a full evaluation, Dr. de la Fuente will suggest the proper treatment, which could include topical treatments, oral antibiotics, or possible laser/IPL usage. Schedule a virtual consultation to get started today.

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drlafuenta_dermatologyDr. de la Fuente is a skin care expert. He has presented and published scientific articles available at PubMed,   Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Skin and Aging, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and many more. He also serves as a Dermatology Professor at School of Medicine in Tijuana.

Our CosMed dermatologist Dr. de la Fuente is a skin care expert. He has presented and published scientific articles available at PubMed, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Skin and Aging, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology and many more. He also serves as a Dermatology Professor at School of Medicine in Tijuana. – See more at: http://cosmedclinic.com/blog/#sthash.3BWkuJ1y.dp

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How to look like an Oscar Winner: 3 New Non-Invasive Beauty Procedures to make your Skin Glow

Glowing skin and a toned up body isn't just for A-Listers.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards is the prefect time to see Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and more look their best as they walk down the red carpet.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get the same glowing skin, toned up body and anti-aging benefits of today’s highest quality cosmetic  procedures. Here’s a list of the trending non-surgical beauty procedures to get you looking and feeling like an A-lister.

Sleep and Peel
This innovative Anti-aging Skincare treatment is only available to select medi-spas, and not yet available in the US.  This non-invasive procedure is specially designed to soften, brighten & regenerate your skin, while you sleep. Learn more about this procedure here

Meso C
This treatment provides a brightening and rejuvenation effect that is immediate and long lasting. Not yet available in US, the strong 8% pure Vitamin C powder dose is kept in an air tight and light resistant packaging that preserves its properties until opened to use. This ultra-powerful anti-oxidant form of Vitamin C reinforces collagen production, stimulates the tissues and provides brightness to the skin. Learn more about this procedure here

Thermage
While Thermage has been used to treat the signs of aging around the eyes on face, the use of Thermage on the body is a newer technique. Thermage is a safe and simple non-surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of aging and sagging skin by applying radiofrequency energy to the skin. Plus, there’s absolutely no down time or scarring. Learn more about this special procedure and a special offer here.

All of these procedures and more are available at CosMed Plastic Surgery Center and Medi-Spa. Contact CosMed today learn which procedure is best for you. Visit www.CosMedClinic.com

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Cosmesothérapie: A Look at the Newest Non-invasive, Anti-aging Skincare treatments to Soften, Brighten & Regenerate your Skin

A New Way to Rejuvenate your Face and BodyIn recent years, Laboratoires Filorga invented Cosmesothérapie, born from the encounter between the world of cosmetics and  aesthetic medicine. This new term is used to describe the efficiency of mesotherapy combined with the precision of the cosmetics but in a non-invasive way.

Each Cosmesothérapie treatment is stamped with Filorga’s medical expertise, materialized in an exclusive core formula: NCTF®, a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid that hydrates and regenerates tissues, and a poly-revitalizing complex of active ingredients:

  • 12 vitamins stimulate the vital functions of cells
  • 23 amino acids stimulate the construction of elastin & collagen
  • 6 coenzymes catalyse the bio-chemical reactions of tissues
  • 5 nucleic bases activate cell communication
  • 6 minerals overcome skin deficiencies
  • 1 anti-oxidant capture free radicals

The NCTF® Chronospheres®: Identical to the formula injected in anti-aging mesotherapy, NCTF, genuine “red thread” of the line, is incorporated in each treatment, within the Chronospheres. These multi-layered microscopic spheres transport the ingredients to the centre of the skin and liberate them progressively. Originating from a discovery patented by the CNRS [French National Centre for Scientific Research], these spheres have been developed exclusively for Filorga. By breaking down progressively, Chronospheres gradually diffuse into the tissues for a precise and long lasting anti-aging efficiency, just like mesotherapy. This is how they work:

Sleep and peel
THIS CELLULAR RENEWAL “BOOSTING” CREAM SOFTENS THE SKIN AND FIGHTS PREMATURE AGING

To the NCTF® and Hyaluronic acid cocktail are added 6 varieties of hydroxyacids (AHA and BHA) of different molecular sizes that guarantee progressive and controlled exfoliations. Liposome encapsulated Azelaic Acid and Pyruvic acid provide a hydrating and antioxidant triple action. Two matrikin peptides combined with brown algae and alpha arbutin provide a protective, lightening and efficient anti-aging action. The skin is intensely smoothed and brighten. It regains beauty and glow, and also complexion irregularities are reduced.

Meso C
THIS TREATMENT PROVIDES A BRIGHTENING AND REJUVENATING EFFECT. STRONG, IMMEDIATE AND LONG LASTING HYDRATION

The strong 8 % pure Vitamin C powder dose is kept in an air tight and light resistant packaging that preserves its properties until opened to use. This ultra powerful anti-oxidant form of Vitamin C reinforces collagen production, stimulates the tissues and provides brightness to the skin. It is associated to a trio of ultra-hydrating polysaccharides and NCTF® Chronospheres®, providing a reinforced “meso” action. Signs of tiredness are erased, the complexion is naturally enhanced, brighter and the skin looks rejuvenated.
Remember that all Filorga’s products contain Chronospheres with controlled time-release delivery of hyaluronic acid with high molecular weight, and also NCTF, a unique poly-revitalizing complex of 55 ingredients used in aesthetic mesotherapy (medical treatment consisting of micro-intradermal injections of revitalizing substances). In other words, it is mesotherapy but without needles! Now at CosMed, we are offering these exclusive innovative and non-invasive treatments, providing the best and most modern dermatological care for your skin. Interested in Cosmesothérapie? Ask our skin care specialist if these products are appropriate for your skin.

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Not sure which facial rejuvenation procedure is right for you?
Start with a complementary Digital Complexion Analysis for the face with the Visia system. CosMed’s Digital Complexion Analysis is performed by a board certified dermatologist (not a technician!) who can give you a better understanding of the state of your skin, as well as a private consultation on how you can improve it.

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Got a Dermatology Question? Ask an Expert!
Dr. Alberto de la Fuente García, M.D. is a Dermatologist experienced in both clinical and cosmetic Dermatology. Contact Dr. de la Fuente or visit http://www.cosmedclinic.com to learn more about the best procedures to improve your skin.

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