Rosacea skin treatment

Rosacea

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;

 

LED FACIAL

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.

IPL SKIN REJUVENATION

IPL is a gentle, non-invasive way to strengthen and remove unwanted damaged capillaries. We use a safe and effect Intense Pulsed Light that converts into heat energy when absorbed by red or brown pigment. We can selectively target and remove veins with the natural elimination process through our lymphatic system. This treatment reduces the appearance of the overall redness to the skin and permanently shuts down the damaged vein.

Suitable for all types of rosacea to treat the underlying blood vessels, dramatically reducing the condition. 

A course of 6-12 sessions may be required depending on the type of rosacea.

LASER VEIN REMOVAL

Our Candela Alexandrite Laser uses a focused beam of light that is attracted to red capillary or vein. The capillary in the skin absorbs the light which is then converted to heat which disintegrates the capillary or vein.  The capillary will instantly go grey in colour, the vessels then shut down and become ineffective and is eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.  Some capillaries instantly disappear, while others can take up to three weeks to be fade. 

MEDICAL GRADE MICRODERMABRASION

Mechanically resurfaces the outer most layer of the epidermis. Removing excess of dead skin cells preventing any

build up within our pores preventing breakouts and evening the skin tone by cutting back the epidermis and smoothing the appearance of scars, open pores and uneven skin texture.

We believe in true transparent advice to guide you in choosing the right treatment options for you and to provide you with as much information and answers throughout your journey with us.