Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder found in adults mostly between the ages of 30 and 60. It is characterised by redness and small pimple-like bumps and usually affects the nose and inner cheeks.
Vascularity or Rosacea
Rosacea’s impact on a person’s appearance can be disheartening to the emotional and social lives of those who suffer from this misunderstood condition, In addition to this, the stress of simply socialising often acts as a trigger for flare-ups.
Rosacea is a common and under-recognised and under-treated disorder. Despite the high occurrence of Rosacea, the diagnosis of Rosacea is often delayed or is very rarely made accurately.
If brought to the attention of a experienced medical specialist, however, Rosacea can be effectively managed. There is no cure for Rosacea, but the condition can be managed and controlled with regular skincare treatments and the correct home care products.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder found in adults mostly between the ages of 30 and 60. It is characterised by redness and small pimple-like bumps and usually affects the nose and inner cheeks. It is not a life-threatening disorder but can seriously affect one’s self-esteem.
The cause of Rosacea is unknown. We do however know what factors aggravate the condition; by avoiding these aggravators the condition can be controlled and managed with regular skin treatments and the correct home care products.
What Is Skin Vascularity?
Vascularity or broken capillaries can accompany Rosacea or be a stand alone skin condition. Over the years blood vessels in the skin dialate and loose their ability to constrict again. This shows up as redness and larger blood vessels on the face.
What Does Rosacea Look Like?
Rosacea is characterised by redness and small pimple-like bumps and usually affects the nose and inner cheeks. Rosacea usually causes redness in the central part of your face and small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.
What Are The Best Treatments For Rosacea?
There is no one best treatment for the management of Rosacea, but it can be managed very successfully, if done by an experienced professional in a controlled and environment after a comprehensive consultation.
The approach the treatment of Rosacea will however depend on the severity of the condition.
The following treatments of Rosacea have delivered excellent results:
Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light
Lumecca is the most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) used to treat pigmented and vascular lesions. After each session patients notice significant improvements in the appearance of Rosacea. Light energy is absorbed by the oxyheamoglobin (red pigment found in blood vessels). The light energy turns into heat energy and causes the coagulation of the blood vessels after which coagulated blood is absorbed by the lymphatic system of the skin, therefore improving the appearance of redness and broken blood vessels.
Dermalux LED Light Therapy
Dermalux LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses clinically proven therapeutic light energy to trigger the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes. Red LED light penetrates deeper into the skin and promotes blood circulation, multiplies hemoglobin, releases adrenaline, stimulates the liver and activates vital functions, therefore having an impact on inflammation and healing, in turn easing pain and soothing burns, an excellent treatment for managing Rosacea.
Chemical Peels (Azelan Peel)
A chemical peel is a technique that improves the skin’s texture and appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin which removes the outer damaged layers. The amount of skin removed will depend on the type of chemical used, the strength of the peel and how long it is left on the skin. The Azelan Peel is particularly popular in the treatment of Rosacea.
See the full list of suggested treatments for Rosacea below!
How Do I Choose The Best Rosacea Treatment For Me?
Always start with a professional consultation with qualified and experienced specialists for an in-depth analysis of your skin and to reach a good understanding of your skincare concerns and goals.
Our unique and comprehensive aesthetic couture consultation is available for you to discuss and analyse your concerns and goals and for our team of specialists to provide bespoke advice, recommendations and treatment/home care plans for your Rosacea and vascularity.