Rosacea

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Rosacea:

  • Almost always affects the face only
  • Is associated with
    • Pimples (pustules)
    • Papules (small bumps)
    • Telangiectasia (enlarged or broken capillaries)
    • A tendency to flush or blush easily
  • Sometimes may cause enlargement of the nose (rhinophyma)
  • Is commonly mistaken as a sign of alcoholism
  • Is most common in persons with fair skin and northern european heritage

General Measures:

  • Sunlight makes rosacea worse
  • Avoid the sun and use a good sunscreen
  • Some foods such as caffeine (coffee, tea), hot drinks, alcohol and spicy foods may make rosacea worse
    • Consuming them in moderation or avoiding them may help

Treatment:

  • A variety of creams and pills are available
  • Please talk to you doctor about your treatment options
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – Fotofacials are effective for the treatment of broken capillaries (telangiectasia) and the redness of rosacea

Which aesthetic procedures and products can be used for rosacea?

  • Medical Facials:
    • This is a clinical facial, using pharmaceutical grade products by our qualified staff
    • An exfoliant with fruit enzymes and salicylic acid is applied to help breakdown dead cells for smoother skin
    • Facials purify the skin and produce a smoother, silkier appearance
    • This is a relaxing, enjoyable treatment which leaves the skin silky and hydrated
    • Recommended for:
      • Dehydration
      • Photodamage (sun damage)
      • Aging Skin
      • Acne
      • Dull Skin
      • Skin that needs rejuvenation
    • To learn more about medical facials, please click here
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Fotofacial, Photofacial) treats:
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Background red skin tones
    • Brown freckling
    • Shrinks pores
    • Improves sun damage
    • Increases collagen in the skin
    • All of these lead to smoother, younger looking skin and reduced redness at the same time
    • To learn more about IPL, please click here

Do I need to get a doctor’s referral to set up an appointment?

  • A referral is required to see Dr. Vignjevic for medical treatment of rosacea
  • If you wish to see one of our knowledgeable aestheticians about the products or prodecures above, a referral is not necessary
    • You can phone the aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

When can I start having treatments?

  • Today!
  • For your convenience, the services above are available in my office

What if you are interested to learn more?

  • If you would like to learn more:
    • Please click on the blue text links above
    • E-Mail Us
    • Or call our aesthetic centre directly at (905) 549-7873 to book a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable technicians

Would you like to see a Video Demonstration?

  • I am pleased to offer a new section on the website with video demonstrations of various procedures
  • To watch a video-clip in which Dr. V talks about: