Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and bumps that resemble acne.

Rosacea and Vascularity

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by facial redness, visible blood vessels, and bumps that resemble acne.

Various triggers like sun exposure, temperature changes, and spicy foods can exacerbate symptoms. In addition to this, the stress of social interactions often acts as a trigger for flare-ups.

Often under-recognised and under-treated, early diagnosis by a skin specialist is crucial for effective management, as there is no cure.

At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we specialise in diagnosing and treating Rosacea, offering targeted solutions to manage its key symptoms. Contact us today for a personalised consultation.

What is Vascularity?

Vascularity is where the small blood vessels (called capillaries) below the skin have ruptured, causing skin to be constantly red.

Vascularity is similar to Rosacea in effect, but can be distinct in cause as broken capillaries alone are often affected by lifestyle choices, whereas Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition.

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Types of Rosacea & Vascularity Conditions

At Dr Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we specialise in diagnosing and treating a wide array of Rosacea and vascularity conditions, customising each solution to meet our patient’s unique skin challenges.

As leaders in skin science and aesthetic medicine, we equip our patients with an assortment of treatments and expert guidance. We address conditions like Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea, Papulopustular Rosacea, Phymatous Rosacea, and Ocular Rosacea, achieving restored and healthier skin.

Our profound knowledge of Rosacea subtypes and vascularity issues, coupled with our dedication to innovative therapeutic methods, ensures that we effectively manage these conditions. In doing so, we boost our patients’ self-esteem and restore their skin’s natural vigour.

Learn more about the types of Rosacea and vascularity conditions below and contact us to book your consultation today.

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea (Facial Redness & Visible Blood Vessels)

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea manifests as facial redness and visible blood vessels, often triggered by factors like hot or cold temperatures, spicy foods, and sun exposure. Treatment targets alleviating skin redness and minimising the appearance of blood vessels, enhancing cosmetic appeal, elevating self-esteem, and restoring skin health.

Papulopustular Rosacea (Red Bumps & Pus-Filled Bumps)

Papulopustular Rosacea is characterised by red bumps and pus-filled bumps, commonly resembling acne. Often exacerbated by factors like stress, hot drinks, and certain skincare products, this condition can disrupt the skin’s clarity. Treatment aims at reducing inflammation and the occurrence of bumps, bolstering self-confidence and improving overall skin health.

Phymatous Rosacea (Skin Thickening)

Phymatous Rosacea is marked by skin thickening, primarily affecting the nose but can also extend to other facial areas. Triggered often by chronic untreated rosacea and other genetic factors, it can significantly alter facial appearance. Treatment focuses on reducing skin thickening and alleviating discomfort, thus improving self-assurance and enhancing overall skin health.

Spider Veins (Telangiectasias)

Spider veins, or telangiectasias, manifest as small, dilated blood vessels visible on the skin’s surface. These veins are often triggered by sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, or hereditary factors. Treatment focuses on reducing the appearance of these veins, enhancing aesthetic appeal, bolstering self-assurance, and promoting overall skin health.

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Types of Vascularity & Rosacea Treatments

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we are experts in advanced treatments for vascularity and Rosacea conditions, customising each approach to cater to our patients’ individual skin requirements.

Leveraging our proficiency in aesthetic medicine, we guide our patients towards achieving their skin aspirations with an array of treatments. These include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) like Lumecca IPL, Chemical Peels such as Azelan Peel, Medical Skin Needling, Dermalux LED Light Therapy, and 3D Bespoke Treatment. Each is designed to effectively manage the symptoms of rosacea and vascularity, enhancing natural beauty.

Our team’s extensive experience in addressing these skin conditions, along with our dedication to pioneering therapeutic methods, ensures effective management of a wide range of vascularity and rosacea issues, boosting our patients’ self-confidence and improving overall skin health.

Learn more about the types of vascularity and Rosacea treatments we offer and contact us to book your next consultation.

Lumecca IPL

LUMECCA™ IPL treatments are specifically designed to help patients achieve a more even complexion with an instantly bright and healthy glow.
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Superficial Chemical Peels

The purpose of the MELINE® chemical peel technique is to gently exfoliate your skin by dissolving the bonds between the cells in the top layer of your skin to stimulate cell turnover and as a result, obtain an even tone and healthy glowing skin.
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Glow Getter Facial

he Glow Getter combines a gentle Chemical Peel to remove dull, damaged skin cells with a Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photo facial treatment to enhance the skin’s natural glow and provide a more even skin tone.
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Dermalux LED Light Therapy

LED Light Therapy uses a combination of pure visible red, blue and infra-red light to stimulate the deeper skin tissue. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with various other treatments to optimise results and assist in healing.
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3D Bespoke Treatments

An I-Peel-L Bespoke treatment combines the LUMECCA IPL treatment and Skin Tech Easy TCA Pain Control Peel to achieve faster and more dramatic results, after just one treatment.
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Bespoke Recovery Booster

An I-Peel-L Bespoke treatment combines the LUMECCA IPL treatment and Skin Tech Easy TCA Pain Control Peel to achieve faster and more dramatic results, after just one treatment.
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Frequently asked questions about Rosacea & Vascularity

What causes Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition whose exact cause remains unknown. However, it is thought to be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Triggers can include sun exposure, stress, hot or cold weather, and spicy foods.

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we offer comprehensive consultations to help treat Rosacea flare-ups and identify potential triggers with a personalised treatment plan. Contact us to book your tailored consultation today.

What are Rosacea symptoms?

Symptoms of Rosacea can include facial redness, swollen red bumps, eye problems, and skin thickening, usually on the face. A person may experience more severe symptoms or more moderate symptoms, and these flare-ups may come and go in cycles.

Our experienced skincare specialists can help you manage these symptoms effectively. Contact us to discuss your specific symptoms and to book a personalised treatment plan.

How to treat Rosacea:

Rosacea treatment usually involves a combination of medications, skincare treatments and lifestyle changes. Topical or oral antibiotics are commonly used, as well as light therapies for skin.

Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates offers a range of treatments including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and chemical peels to help manage your Rosacea. Book a consultation to explore your treatment options.

How to calm Rosacea flare-ups?

Avoiding triggers and applying topical treatments can help manage Rosacea flare-ups. Cold compresses may also relieve symptoms.

We offer Dermalux LED Light Therapy and other treatments to effectively manage flare-ups. Book your consultation to start your personal treatment journey.

How to get rid of Rosacea permanently?

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for Rosacea. However, long-term treatment and lifestyle changes can help you control symptoms.

We can guide you through a range of effective treatments for managing rosacea symptoms. Contact our skin care specialists to develop a long-term care plan tailored to you.

What is vascularity

Vascularity refers to the visibility of veins and blood vessels under the skin. It can be a natural genetic trait or may be increased by certain lifestyle choices.

At Dr. Nerina Wilkinson + Associates, we offer various treatments to address vascularity concerns. Contact us to book your individualised consultation.

How to prevent vascularity

Preventing vascularity symptoms can be achieved through lifestyle changes such as staying out of the sun, and avoiding food that cause dilation of blood vessels (​​caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol), to name a few.

We offer consultations to discuss your vascularity goals and how to achieve them in a healthy, aesthetic manner.

How to decrease vascularity

Reducing vascularity can be accomplished through treatments like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy or vascular laser treatments.

Our team is experienced in offering advanced treatments like Lumecca IPL for reducing vascularity. Contact us to book a personalised plan.

What causes vascularity?

Vascularity is determined by factors like genetics, sun exposure, hormonal factors, injuries, Rosacea, environmental irritants, and alcohol consumption (to name a few).

Consult our skincare specialists to understand the factors influencing your vascularity and to develop a tailored plan for managing it.

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