Men and Rosacea
Since about 80% of the American public have never even heard of rosacea and have no idea what it is, rosacea becomes more that just a cosmetic problem. A simple job interview and to the interviewer, you look like a drunk. Your face is red, your eyes are bloodshot(ocular rosacea) and guess what? You are turned down for the position! Not because of your knowledge in your respective career, but forward thinking CEO's see you as a risk. "This guy drinks or just doesn't fit our corporate image." So they hire the guy with the pure white face and clear eyes and drinks like a fish, but no rosacea. Alcohol does NOT cause rosacea, but can trigger it. So can stress, sunshine, heat, many foods and you might just be at a permenant stage of redness with ocular rosacea.(I will talk about ocular rosacea in a later blog).
And what about you single guys? Do you think women like red, glowing or flushing faces. I think you already know the answer to that one.
So what can men do? First and most important get over your fear of doctors. We are here to help you. That's it! Second, we have NO torture machines in our offices. Those are just unfounded rumors. IPL or intense pulsed light works very well on most all men and can take the redness out of your face and in a lot of cases, clear up bloodshot eyes and ease flushing.
What does IPL feel like? Well, it does hurt a little. We do apply some numbing cream beforehand that takes the sting out, and cool gel during the treatment. In some cases, we can premedicate the patient until many of the rosacea targets are gone. For the most part, it feels like a snap of a rubber band(not a fully stretched out one) or a very brief hot poker feeling. Just kidding.
So guys, don't let your rosacea progress, get it treated and I think your entire life will improve. Visit my website if you like, http://www.tennesseelaserandskinrejuvenation.com.