Concerns we treat

Rosacea

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common and frustrating problem, from which many people suffer. It is a chronic inflammatory condition that tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose and is characterised by flushing and redness, dilated blood vessels, small red spots and pus-filled spots. It is often managed with antibiotics and emollients, which usually manage the symptoms yet don't do anything to address the root of the problem.

So what causes it?

The cause of rosacea is unknown, but the factors that trigger rosacea cause inflammation and a tendency of the blood vessels in the skin of the face to dilate. Several triggers have been identified that may make rosacea worse:

Exposure to sunlight
Hot or cold weather
Stress
Strenuous Exercise
Alcohol & Caffeine
Spicy foods & hot drinks

Symptoms

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

Aims of treatment

Every treatment is based on the individual need and depends on the appearance of your skin and your stage of rosacea.

  • Build up and optimise weak skin barrier
  • Improve skin tolerance
  • Strengthen weakened skin
  • Effectively manage symptoms
  • Optimise skin health

TREATMENT OPTIONS

A key component of any rosacea treatment involves recognising and avoiding the triggers that set off the cascade of inflammation. It is important to always take rosasea treatments as advised by your skincare professional. Treatments can be very effective at reducing pimples and improving the appearance of skin, but this does not happen overnight. Don’t be discouraged if it does not improve in a few days. There are several effective treatment options for rosacea but many advised medications are taken over long-term periods because rosacea tends to recur and stopping treatment can result in disease relapse.

TREATMENTS WE OFFER

Phototherapy using IPL and radiofrequency helps to reduce redness. Skin care regimes that stimulate the skin to influence repair mechanisms. Skin care regimes that stimulate repair of the skin barrier to reduce sensitivities.

Top product ranges:

  • Obagi
  • ZO by Zain Obagi
  • Anti-redness by Dr Murad