Rosacea and skin redness
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition of the face. It mostly affects middle-aged (30–60 years) and fair-skinned people, though it can occur in all skin types and ages. It is more common in women, but can affect men too.
Rosacea is permanent erythema (reddening) of the face, most noticeably on the cheeks, nose, and forehead areas. The skin around the eyes is often unaffected, although the eyelids can appear red.
Those with rosacea have a tendency to flush, which can be prolonged and uncomfortable and some may also experience a stinging or burning sensation in the skin.
These episodes are often triggered by:
- temperature changes
- hot or spicy foods
- excessive exercise
- emotional stimuli.
What can I do to treat Rosacea?
It is important for clients with rosacea to try and avoid triggers that cause flare-ups. Initially this can be hard to identify and we can work with you, and advise, on how to identify these triggers. This is not always possible, but there are common triggers that are a good starting point to try and avoid such as spicy foods, alcohol, or a hot sauna for example.
We also recommend clients use a high-factor sunblock on a daily basis (spf 30 or 50) all year round.
Because the skins barrier is disturbed in rosacea, one of our primary routes of treatment is to help you strengthen the skin, Dermalux phototherapy is one of our key treatments here. This treatment uses the power of pure light to accelerate the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes. As well as helping sooth and reduce the symptoms of Rosacea and redness, it is clinically proven to also help other skin concerns such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
The treatment utilises 3 corrective wavelengths of light:
LED Red, this light soothes redness and irritation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases hydration, shrinks large pours and restores radiance.
LED Blue, is a powerful antibacterial light - it helps treat acne and blemishes without irritation, prevents breakouts, normalises oil production and importantly is a UV free alternative for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Near infra-red, this light relieves inflammation and calms the skin.
For the best outcome we combine all 3 together for rapid, enhanced results and we can target multiple concerns in just one session.
We also have a range of medical products that you can use at home on a daily basis to further combat the condition. We can advise and prescribe a suitable home-use skincare programme.
This treatment harnesses the power of pure light to accelerate the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes. As well as helping sooth and reduce the symptoms of Rosacea, it is clinically proven to also help other skin concerns such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
We can advise and recommend a daily skin care programme for use at home consisting of proven and effective ZO Skin Health products to soothe and calm the skin and repair the skin barrier.
Microneedling works by stimulating collagen production in the dermal layer of the skin which strengthens and thickens both the dermal and epidermal layer.
This means that the skin is more resistant to the triggers that cause the redness and flushing normally associated with rosacea.