Rosacea - By Secret Faces

Secret Faces provides the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.
Owned and operated by Darlene Walchuk RN, BScN.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial flushing, redness, telangiectasias (visible vessels) and bumps and pimples. The first sign of rosacea may be redness or flushing that comes and goes.

 

Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. It is more common in women but more aggressive in men.

Causes

The cause of rosacea is not yet certain; theories include small intestine bacterial overgrowth, an immune reaction to a natural mite (Demodex mite) that lives in our skin, unstable vessels, genetics, and sun exposure. What we do know is that something irritates the skin, leading to chronic inflammation with intermittent flare-ups.

 

 If the skin is sensitive or damaged, it will not cope with common daily aggressors. Sun, wind and pollution can cause a reaction within the skin. Since the skin is compromised and unable to properly protect itself from this reaction, the body sends blood to the areas as a defence mechanism. Blood brings oxygen by red blood cells and immunity with white blood cells to try and correct the effect of these aggressions.

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Solutions

Non-Surgical Solutions

 

IPL Photofacials with Lumecca™

Lumecca™ is a breakthrough intense pulsed light (IPL) that delivers up to 3X more energy to improve efficacy for vascular and pigmented lesions. The advantage of Lumecca™ IPL therapy is its minimal downtime – a patient can often have the procedure done in their lunch break and return to work immediately afterwards.

 

Facial Peels 

All the Peels are performed by Darlene Walchuk RN as a skincare professional in a clinical setting, so they are delivered safely and effectively. They work by deeply exfoliating the surface layers of the skin forcing your body to quickly replenish it with new cells. When peels are performed regularly, the skin gets used to this process and begins to rejuvenate itself like younger skin.

 

Recommended Skin Care Products

  • AlumierMD Skin Care

  • SensiCalm cleanser

  • Calm R

  • HydraCalm

  • Clear Sheild Broad Spectrum Sunscreen