Rosacea is a skin condition that comes in bouts and is considered long-term as it can go on for many years. It commonly affects the face and causes blushing, where the skin turns red. Other effects of rosacea include burning or stinging sensations, dryness, thinning of the skin, spots, blood vessels in the skin becoming visible and in some cases, permanent redness.
No one knows for sure what causes rosacea, although there are a few possibilities, including abnormal blood vessels in the skin and adverse reactions to small mites that live on the skin.
Certain situations can make rosacea worse; these include intense sunlight, hot or cold weather, stress, alcohol, caffeine, hot drinks, spicy food, and strenuous exercise. Avoiding all of these scenarios in daily life is near impossible but thankfully there are treatments to help ease the symptoms of rosacea.
How we can help
We provide a range of treatments to ease the different symptoms of rosacea, including:
- Ultrasound: this offsets the redness of rosacea, while also reducing the effects of dryness on the skin.
- LED light therapy: this stimulates the body to produce more collagen to counteract thinning of the skin.
- Intense pulsed light (IPL): this treatment sterilises the skin and is also used to treat the appearance of thread veins.
In addition to these targeted treatments, we also supply a range of SkinCeuticals products that are clinically proven to reduce the redness and discomfort caused by rosacea.