Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease that causes redness on the face. About 25% of our practice is helping people to manage their rosacea, as our success rate is high. Affecting millions of Americans, Rosacea commonly has a “butterfly” pattern that covers the nose and cheeks but may also include other areas, or progress to a condition called acne rosacea (papular rosacea). If left untreated, it usually progressively gets worse. Rosacea can also be an indication of a more serious medical problem, like lupus. We encourage also a holistic whole body approach with renowned naturopathic physician Dr. Doug Cutler.
Holly Cutler, celebrity medical aesthetician also known as America’s Skin Saint™, rebuilt her own skin disfigured from cystic acne almost two decades ago, and has since created one of the most extensive rejuvenation clinics in the country, FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness. Her multi award-winning clinic offers over 35 laser and facial machines, injectables, non-surgical facelifts, body makeovers, and wellness treatments by renowned naturopathic physician Dr. Doug Cutler. Holly has been a featured expert on FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Doctors Show, and in several national publications. She has now launched her own highly anticipated and innovative skincare product line, The Skin Saint™, and the first national virtual skincare consulting company to help people all over the country who may not be able to access the services at her clinic.
The Limelight Laser is an extremely effective Intense Pulsed Light treatment to help sun damage and superficial redness from rosacea. A few 15-20 minute sessions can reverse years of brown spots, redness, and a dull, uneven complexion, and give your radiance back leading to more youthful looking skin. Be confident without coverup.
For dermal redness, the Genesis Laser can go deeper than Intense Pulsed Light treatments alone. For more advanced Rosacea, aging, pore size, and texture, the newer Genesis V goes deeper than the original genesis to stimulate more collagen and speed results. Genesis treatments make you look airbrushed, and have no pain or downtime.
The most advanced vascular laser for redness or rosacea in the world. This three-in-one treatment combines two lasers and wavelengths to effectively diminish superficial redness, broken capillaries, and brown sun spots. Have more of a peaches and cream complexion in just 3 monthly treatments.
Advanced cellular level balancing therapies to start the process of calming and soothing the skin. From Light therapy to Cryotherapy, and more, there are multiple treatments to reduce redness, inflammation, and restore strength to the vessel walls.
Most peels are not indicated for redness, however, with advances in technology, there is now a redness peel that in just 4 gentle treatments can diminish the signs of redness. Adjunctive home care is recommended.
Q: What causes Rosacea?
A: Genetics, being fair skinned, abnormalities in the vessels, Lupus, digestive issues, and the Demodex mite can make you already prone to rosacea, but then it can be trigged to flare it as well.
Q: What triggers rosacea?
A: Alcohol, spicy foods, hot drinks, food sensitivities, exercise, hot or cold weather, sun damage, hot baths/ saunas, the wind, stress, menopause, harsh or inappropriate topical products, incorrect professional peels or treatments, gut disorders, and medications.
Q: How can I prevent a flare up?
A: A Food Sensitivity Panel and GI Panel by Dr. Doug Cutler of Cutler Integrative Medicine can help you to understand dietary triggers, and other sources of inflammation, and gut disorders, that can contribute to Rosacea externally. In addition, the emotions are an essential area to address as they directly also influence the gut and overall health, and can cause a rosacea flare.
Q: What are recommended in office treatments for Rosacea?
A: Peels are normally contraindicated for rosacea, except for Rosacea medical peels from Glytone the number one Dermatological company for peels. They work over the coarse of 4 weekly or bi-weekly treatments to bring down diffuse redness and inflammation, while also giving you the anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits of improved texture, and collagen stimulation. In addition, Limelight treatments are very effective at superficial diffuse redness in the skin. For more advanced cases, the Excel V laser in a 3-in-1 punch for getting superficial redness, dermal redness, and broken capillaries all in one treatment. It is the most advanced laser on the market, and over 3 monthly treatments, the results give you a makeup without makeup flawless appearance to the skin.
Q: What skincare products should I avoid?
A: Scrubs, strong retinoids, any harsh cleanser, really active acid or chemically-based products, and chemical sunscreens.
Q: What skincare products should I use?
A: gentle exfoliators (without beads), anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, physical sunblocks, anti-irritants, and other agents can be very beneficial in calming the skin and reducing the signs and symptoms of redness in the skin.
Q: Should I address my health in addition to my skin?
A: Rosacea commonly has internal factors related to the external symptoms. We recommend seeing our nationally renowned naturopathic physician, Dr. Doug Cutler, in addition to having our external treatment modalities which produces more longevity to the treatments.
Q: Do any Skin Saint products help to soothe the skin?
A: DefenCell Comfort Cleanser is for Dry Roscea. An anti-inflammatory cleanser which helps to calm and cool irritation. This milk cleanser aids in defending against sensitivity caused by exposure to pollution, a harsh climate and other environmental influences.
CleariCalm Clarifying Cleanser is a mild wash that addresses inflammation and redness which often accompany papular rosacea, psoriasis or eruptive breakouts. Purifying Lilac Extract helps to regulate hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands while offering anti- bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits.
• Delisens Peptide Solution ameliorates the discomfort of nagging pain and itch occurring in sensitive skin by restoring damaged barrier integrity.
• Acetyl Tetrapeptide-40 – Boosts skin barrier function.
• Actiguard – Modulates the release of inflammatory mediators that cause irritation.
• Arnica Extract – 15%– Offers anti-inflammatory and stimulating activity.
DefenCell Resistance Creme:
• Delisens Solution – Is an innovative hexapeptide that relieves itching while helping sensitive skin to recover its physiological tolerance threshold. • Arnica Extract – Offers anti-inflammatory and stimulating activity • Acetyl Hexapeptide-49 – Soothes sensitive skin boosting barrier function.