Rosacea is a common condition its often a difficult condition to treat and there is no known cure. Rosacea causes long-term redness with visible capillaries, some swelling, pimples, and thickening of the skin, typically on the nose, cheeks forehead and chin with symptoms of itching, burning, and tenderness.
The cause of rosacea is unknown. This condition can be genetic. Factors that may potentially worsen the condition include heat, exercise, sunlight, cold, spicy food, hot and cold temperatures, and alcohol. The condition usually begins with flushing, which is when the skin temporarily appears red. These episodes of flushing may last for weeks to months and then go away for a while.
There are many ways of managing the symptoms and the duration of outbreaks and it varies person to person.
Types of Rosacea
SUBTYPE 1 ERYTHEMATOTELANGIETASIA (ETR)
This type of Rosacea is linked to redness in the face, visible blood vessels and flushing. It is most common and characterised by prolonged flushing reaction due to various stimuli, such as emotional stress, hot drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, or hot and cold temperatures. Signs include swollen, sensitive, burning and dry scaling skin.
SUBTYPE 2 PAPULAPUSTULAR ROSACEA (ACNE ROSACEA)
The most common type of rosacea includes persistent central facial redness with transient papules, pustules, or both in a central facial distribution. Burning and stinging may also be reported.
SUBTYPE 3 PHYMATOUS ROSACEA
This subtype is connected with the thickening of the skin and irregular surface with open pores, nodules and enlargement of the area affected, most commonly on the nose, however it may appear elsewhere, including the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears.
SUBTYPE 4 OCULAR ROSACEA
This type of rosacea is associated with symptoms that are centred around the eye area. Other signs include; blood shot and watery eyes, gritty feeling in eyes, stinging sensation in the eyes, dry and itchy eyes, eyes sensitive to light, cysts on eyes, broken blood vessels on eyes.
Skin Treatment Options
During your in depth skin consultation we will analyse and assess the type of rosacea you have as well as the grading of this type of rosacea. This will determine the best treatment methods to dramatically improve your condition.
Here are some treatments that are clinically proven to treat
the symptoms of rosacea;
A powerful, yet non-invasive way to energise cell function, stimulate collagen production and promote healing.
We combine red light with infrared which has a penetrative depth of 633nm. This is a safe and effective light that targets the skin cells deep within the dermal layers to strengthen their functions, stimulate blood flow and induce a faster cellular healing response. This treatment is proven to promote and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, reduce active acne, kill bacteria, increase circulation, and reduce redness and inflammation.
This is the perfect treatment for rosacea and a sensitised red skin. Depending on the severity of the rosacea or redness we recommend 2-3 treatments per week until symptoms are resolve.
Suitable for Subtype 1 conditions to reduce overall inflammation and heal the skin.