Rosacea is a facial skin disease. It appears mainly on the nose and cheeks and sometimes over the whole face. In the first stage of the disease, a dense network of capillaries is present on the skin which occasionally, or permanently, create a feeling of burning, tingling, heaviness in the face. These problems are especially present after exposure to the outdoor heat or after heating the body (physical activity, spicy hot food, psychological tension etc.) and represent a long-term aesthetic problem.
If rosacea is not treated, in the area of redness small or larger inflammatory nodes occur. The treatment of rosacea is often long-term. If there are any inflammatory changes, the treatment is first focused on them and then it is necessary to remove amplified capillaries in surface parts of the skin in order to prevent redness and stinging.
One of really successful methods for removing amplified capillaries on the face is electrocoagulation (diathermy). When conducting electrocoagulation, with a very thin needle skin above the capillaries is repeatedly touched with a feeling of tingling which leads to the closure of capillaries through heat treatment. After the procedure, the treated area should not be exposed to sun for several days. The procedure is repeated every fortnight and the number of repetitions depends on the number of capillaries. It usually takes 4 to 5 times.
After completion of therapy, face redness disappears and electrocoagulation itself does not leave any traces on the skin.