Most patients with rosacea start out thinking they have adult acne. Which often leads them to use harsh products to try to control oil and bacteria, but because that isn't the underlying cause of rosacea, this often leads to more skin irritation and redness.
Controlling Rosacea can be very difficult, and left untreated, the disease will get worse over time. This patient had been seeing me for quite some time for laser treatments that were providing some temporary relief of the redness. I knew she was the first person I wanted to call when I heard there was a new way to provide Botox treatments for Rosacea.
MicroBotox is a way of administering Botox in very small amounts, to the very top-most layers of the skin. This has previously been known to work, but been impossible to do in a uniform way across the skin. A new device allows us to easily and painlessly distribute the Botox in the right way to reduce capillary redness from rosacea. It also works very well to reduce pore size, something rosacea patients and many of my other patients are very concerned with.
What's most amazing, to me, about this is that the results appear to last as long as traditional Botox. The patient featured above and many of my rosacea patients have been without a way to prevent flare of redness. So they would wait until their skin flared up and then come in for treatment. With rosacea, flares typically happen when you're stressed, or drink wine, or sweat during a good workout - or any other number of normal life activities. So there was no way to ensure your skin stayed clear. It was an ongoing, embarassing struggle.
I'm very impressed by the results I'm seeing with MicroBotox, and I am hopeful that this treatment offers Rosacea patients a way to live a more normal life, free of the constant worry of flares. If you know someone who struggles with Rosacea, please share this with them. This is a simple, painless procedure performed once every 3 months. We charge $500 per treatment, which includes the price of Botox.
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