Rosacea/Glossary

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Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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B[edit]

  • Blushing:
A relatively short-term extra redness due to various mental causes such as embarrassment, shame, modesty; often accompanied by warm/hot sensations.

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E[edit]

  • Erythema
Abnormal redness of the skin.

F[edit]

  • Flushing:
A prolonged (extra)redness of the face(and neck) caused by cutaneous vasodilation often due to physical causes, such as cold weather/wind, sunshine, heat etc. Flushing often includes a burning sensation.

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I[edit]

  • IPL:
Intense Pulsed Light — A treatment to remove blood vessels from the skin.

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N[edit]

  • Nd-YAG
Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet — A compound that is used as the lasing medium for certain solid-state lasers.
  • NRS
National Rosacea Society — A U.S. organisation for patients and doctors.

O[edit]

  • Ocular / Occular:
Of, or relating to the eye, or the sense of sight.

P[edit]

  • Pustule:
A raised lesion that contains pus and sometimes water.
  • Papule:
A small, solid and usually conical elevation of the skin which does not contain pus.

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R[edit]

  • RRDI
Rosacea Research & Development Institute — A worldwide organisation devoted to funding research.
  • RLT
Red Light Therapy — A certain phototherapy that improves skin and can be beneficial to rosacea.
  • Rhinophyma:
A large, bulbous and ruddy appearance of the nose caused by (advanced)phymatous rosacea.

S[edit]

  • SR
Skin Rejuvenation — A term used for specific types of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser treatments.

T[edit]

  • Telangiectasia:
Small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin, also known as spider veins.

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V[edit]

  • VL
Vascular Lesions — A term used for specific types of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser treatments that treat vascular lesions.

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