Begin with Skin is an upscale Medical Aesthetic Practice with a complete line of services offered in an ultra chic environment in Chelmsford, MA. Our team of Licensed Aestheticians and Registered Nurses use professional state of the art equipment and provide a relaxing, nurturing environment for all your skincare needs.
"Hello Joanne, Thank you so much for taking so much time today to explain all your services to me. You explained all my options in such a way it was easy to understand. With you giving your input to my personal needs, meant a lot to me. At the other place (XXX) I NEVER had such individual attention to my problem areas. I am so glad I found you and I will definitely become a steady customer of yours. You are caring, and so pleasant, and I never felt pressured, as some places make you feel, and it was so appreciated. I am so looking forward to my botox treatment next week and future laser treatments. It is so nice to find someone who really cares! You have given me hope that my problem areas can be helped, and I will be able to feel so much better about myself. Thank you again, Joanne"
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In a recent NRS survey of 1,459 rosacea patients, 47 percent said they had never heard of rosacea prior to their diagnosis, and 95 percent said they had known little or nothing about its signs and symptoms. In other NRS surveys, 90 percent of rosacea patients said rosacea’s effect on personal appearance had lowered their self-esteem and self-confidence, and 52 percent said they had avoided face-to-face contact because of the disorder. Among those with severe symptoms, 51 percent said they had even missed work because of their condition. Rosacea typically first strikes anytime after age 30, and may initially resemble a simple sunburn or an inexplicable blush. Suddenly, without warning, a flush comes to their cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Then just when they start to feel concerned, the redness disappears. Unfortunately, it happens again and again, becoming ruddier and lasting longer each time, and eventually visible blood vessels may appear. Without treatment, bumps and pimples often develop, growing more extensive over time, and burning, itching and stinging are common. In severe cases, especially in men, the nose may become enlarged from the development of excess tissue. This is the condition that gave comedian W.C. Fields his trademark red, bulbous nose. In some people the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot. Severe cases of this condition, known as ocular rosacea, can result in reduced visual acuity.
While the cause of rosacea remains unknown, a vast array of lifestyle and environmental factors has been found to trigger flare-ups of signs and symptoms in various individuals. Common rosacea triggers include sun exposure, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, heavy exercise, alcohol, spicy foods, heated beverages, humidity, certain skin-care products and potentially an overabundance of Demodex mites. Rosacea can be effectively controlled through medical therapy and lifestyle changes, however! Individuals with any of the following warning signs of rosacea are urged to see a specialist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment:
At Begin with Skin we can help treat rosacea with IPL. IPL is short for "intense pulsed light". If you would like more information about treating your rosacea, please call for a complimentary skin consultation. 978-455-6800.