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Rosacea

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Rosacea


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Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects people over the age of 30,more women than men. however symptoms can begin to show from early 20s. Rosacea is a condition that results in a ‘blush’ or redness that typically involves the central region of the face, mainly the forehead, cheeks, chin and lower half of the nose. It is most commonly seen in people with light skin. Symptoms are initially intermittent but usually progress to become consistent.  If left untreated, symptoms will worsen, so early action is advised.

The redness in rosacea, often aggravated by flushing, may cause superficial blood vessels in the face to dilate and become visible through the transparency of the skin resulting in facial thread veins, Continual or repeat episodes of flushing and ‘blush’ may promote inflammation, causing pustules and papules to develop.

Symptoms of Rosacea
Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing where the skin turns red for a short period, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, such as:

  • burning and stinging sensations
  • permanent redness
  • spots (papules and pustules)
  • small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible

Signs of Rosacea:

  • Redness of the face or cheeks (Erythema)
  • A tendency to flushing or blushing
  • Dilated blood vessels (Telangiectasia)
  • Acne like skin eruptions (Inflammatory pustules and papules)
  • Burning sensation on the face

As well as physical symptoms rosacea is often associated with a degree of psychological overlay that can generate feelings of frustration, embarrassment and lowered self-esteem. The psychological fear or worry that flushing or blushing will cause social distress often exacerbates the physical symptoms.

The cause of Rosacea is unknown and it cannot be cured but its symptoms can be controlled to improve the appearance.

Conventional medical treatment involves either topical antibiotics or oral antibiotics both of which effectively treat inflammatory pustules and papules.

Conventional medicine fails to treat redness or reduce the appearance of dilated blood vessels and is ineffective for flushing symptoms. Laser therapy offers gold standard treatment of these unwanted symptoms

We offer the complete range of laser and chemical peels to ensure the optimal results for rosacea treatment.

LASER TREATMENT
For patients with visible blood vessels, laser treatment can be used to shrink them. The treatment uses brief pulses of light energy, which target only the blood vessel, leaving surrounding skin unharmed.

SKIN PEELS
Peels help by exfoliating the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells, which can aggravate rosacea and cause flare ups. Our peels are ideal for those experiencing the skin sensitivity associated with Rosacea.

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22:02 01 Nov 21
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