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Rosacea Definitions

A Basic Understanding of the Terms and Definitions

Commonly used in the Treatment of Rosacea can Enhance Your Results


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Ultravate® – by Westwood Squibb (Halobetasol Propionate) very high potency steroid medication generally used for the treatment of the symptoms of eczema, a skin condition characterized by itchy, red, scaly skin. It is also used for other inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. It doesn’t cure the conditions but can ease the symptoms.

Ultra Pulse carbon dioxide laser – produces a beam which markedly reduces the risk of injury such as burns to the skin. It has been used for laser skin resurfacing, to improve facial wrinkles, aging signs, and acne scars.

Ultraviolet light- the part of sunlight that has a short wavelength and encompasses the wavelengths that treat the symptoms of psoriasis. This type of light can also cause sunburn.

Urticaria- hives (red, raised bumps), often after exposure to an allergen, at the beginning of flares, or after exercise or a hot bath. Commonly occurs in atopic dermatitis.

Uvea- is the middle layer of the eye beneath the white part of the eye (the sclera). It consists of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. These structures control many of the functions of the eye such as adjusting to different levels of light or different distances of objects.

Uveitis-is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye. The uvea provides most of the blood supply to the retina. Uveitis can affect one or both eyes.