• Redness/Rosacea


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We’re often asked, “Why is my skin so red?” There could be many reasons. From a sunburn to an allergic reaction. But those are just some of the more obvious causes. It may be due to inflammation, broken capillaries or rosacea. These are often a result of damage to your blood vessels.

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What is Rosacea?PlusMinus

Rosacea is a form of skin redness/flushing across the face. It often affects both cheeks, the nose and forehead. Rosacea is commonly caused by sun damage, which encourages small blood vessels to appear on the surface of the skin and become hyperresponsive to external stimuli, such as sun exposure, hot foods, caffeine or alcohol. Typically, rosacea begins as redness across the nose, cheeks or forehead, but can also commonly affect the neck, chest, ears or scalp. Rosacea can also be linked to acne and often you may have areas of breakouts alongside the redness.

What causes Rosacea?PlusMinus

As we’ve mentioned, several things can stimulate rosacea; however, medical research is yet to deliver a breakthrough confirmation. The most common causes include abnormal blood vessels, skin peptides or genetics. Sun damage can cause abnormalities in blood vessels through degeneration of skin tissue, causing blood vessels to dilate. If this is a cause of your rosacea, you may have symptoms of flushing, persistent redness and visible blood vessels.

Rosacea can present itself throughout your adult life. It’s often triggered by certain external factors, such as over exposure to the sun, stress, severe changes in weather, hard exercise, hot drinks or alcohol.

What does rosacea look like?PlusMinus

  • Rosacea appears as semi-permanent redness with small red papules or pustules. It may also create an uncomfortable stinging sensation when the skin is inflamed. It’s possible that you’ll tend to flush easily, break blood vessels or have spider veins.

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Tips for dealing with rosaceaPlusMinus

We recommend that you avoid known triggers and use gentle ingredients on the skin for your daily skincare routine to strengthen the skins barrier response. For example, try using anti-inflammatory products and then seek professional advice on longer-lasting treatments to diffuse and control.

Recommended skincare productsPlusMinus

Our expert practitioners will recommend the best skincare regime for your skin’s needs. To support the treatments you have and deliver the best results, some gentle products will help. For redness or rosacea, we have a range of specific products for the concerns of Rosacea and would suggest Epionce’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser or Lytic Gel Cleanser. Their Intensive Nourishing Cream and Medical Barrier can also help prevent further damage when combined with a broad-spectrum SPF.

Related conditionsPlusMinus

  • Oily skin
  • Breakouts
  • Oedema (swelling in the skin)

FAQsPlusMinus

Q: Is this a permanent treatment?
A: Rosacea is a systemic condition whereby there is currently no cure whereby we will be able to help you control the symptoms and prevent further damage to the skin. We have a range of different products and treatments to manage your skin.

Q: What treatments will help my skin?
A: A good homecare regime is a great way to manage your skin and having IPL treatments and facials can help control the flare ups.

Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Ongoing use of products will be needed as well as regular treatments in clinic usually every week or every other week. Often once the condition is managed often the treatments can be spaced further apart.

Treatments – How we can help?PlusMinus

Laser and IPL

Laser and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to target redness in the skin caused by rosacea. They help to promote collagen production, healing and aid hydration. Your skin will appear redefined, refreshed and more evenly toned.

Skin Peels

You can improve the texture and smoothness of your skin using highly effective skin peels, which are tailored to your specific requirements. These range from relatively mild treatments to the more advanced. By removing dull, dead cells from the skin’s surface, we can immediately reduce your pores, blemishes and fine lines.

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Last edited: 04/12/2017