Rosacea is a common skin condition characterised by facial redness. The good news is there is help at hand for rosacea.
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood skin condition characterised by facial redness.
It can be controlled and flare-ups can be kept to a minimum.
Rosacea may begin with easy facial blushing or flushing. It commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose. It causes tiny red pimples and fine red lines to appear on the skin and is sometimes mistaken for sunburn or acne.
If you have rosacea, you are not alone. Rosacea is most common in women and typically occurs between the ages of 30 to 50.
Men can get rosacea too and it often presents as a thickening ‘orange peel’ skin over the nose.
Because of the persistent red, acne like appearance, rosacea can lower a person’s confidence and self-esteem.
The cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no known cure. However, there is help available to control the signs and symptoms.
If left untreated, the condition can worsen over time so it is best to seek treatment early.
How is rosacea treated?
It is best to avoid possible triggers such as alcohol, hot or spicy foods, stress and heat. It’s very important to protect your skin from the sun and cover up with a hat.
Daily Skin Care Routine for Rosacea
As rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, the first step is to reduce inflammation and strengthen and repair the skin barrier. The skin barrier refers to the stratum corneum, the outer most layer of the epidermis.
It’s important to use a good medical grade skincare line as part of your daily routine.
Active ingredients such as Vitamin B, A and zinc to help moisturise the skin and act as an anti-inflammatory will assist in strengthening and repairing the skin barrier.
Laser treatments for Rosacea
There are vascular laser options available to reduce redness and help control rosacea.
Australian Skin Face Body has the Vbeam Perfecta Laser and we are achieving excellent results in keeping rosacea at bay.
Skin Peels and LED light Treatments
Once rosacea is under control and the skin barrier has been strengthened, medical grade skin peels can be tailored to assist the problem area. A facial peel can be combined with LED light therapy to further encourage skin rejuvenation.
New treatments and products are available all the time.
It is best to see a skin care professional to ensure you are receiving the best and latest treatment for your skin condition.