Winter weather can be especially troublesome for men and women with rosacea as the cold, dry air can trigger outbreaks. Mix in wind, indoor heating, and low humidity and you are likely to find yourself with a flare-up. Our very own Dr. Tanzi understands this problem as she, like many of our Chevy Chase patients, struggles with rosacea. Fortunately, Capital Laser & Skin Care has a number of ways to help relieve your rosacea.

Heal from the Inside Out with Forever Young BBL™

Forever Young BBL is a great choice for treating the redness associated with rosacea. This specialized BroadBand Light™ treatment heals your skin from the inside out by treating the broken capillaries and blood vessels. Along with minimizing the appearance of unwanted hyperpigmentation, Forever Young BBL helps to even out the skin’s tone and texture.

Protect Your Skin with the Right Skincare Products

The right skincare products can have a soothing effect. Choose gentle and calming cleansers instead of harsh cleansers and astringents. Products that contain retinoids or salicylic acid should be avoided as they can actually worsen rosacea symptoms and further irritate your already sensitive skin.

Moisturizers are especially important as they can create a barrier that protects your skin from external irritants (like Washington DC’s winter weather). Keep your skin hydrated with the right skincare products, such as Epionce® Renewal Facial Cream—Dr. Tanzi told New Beauty Magazine, it is “a must for my rosacea-prone skin. It’s a 2-in-1 cream: a treatment and a moisturizer.”

Injectables are the Latest Treatment to Clear Up Rosacea

Botulinum toxins are most popular for their ability to reduce wrinkles. Recently, however, injecting small amounts of neuromodulators including Botox®, Dysport™, and Xeomin® have also shown to effectively curb and reduce symptoms associated with rosacea. When injected into the more superficial layers of the skin, the toxins are able to interfere with the blood vessels’ ability to dilate and slows the surge of blood flow to the skin which helps to decrease rosacea-related flushing, redness, and inflammation.

At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we want to make living with rosacea as comfortable as possible. During your personal consultation, we will work closely with your unique needs to provide you with a comprehensive treatment that may include both in-office and at-home treatments.