Rosacea is a common chronic condition that usually affects the face and worsens if left untreated. One in ten of us suffer from the symptoms of rosacea, particularly in women between 30 and 60 years of age. The first signs of rosacea are redness coming and going across the face, particularly in the nose, forehead, chin and cheeks. You may also notice stinging when using water or skincare products. As the condition develops, rosacea symptoms can be variable, including redness, swelling of the skin, flushing, skin sensitivity, dry itchy skin and spots.
There are many triggers which have been identified as making rosacea symptoms worse. These include alcohol, spicy food, caffeine, hot drinks and certain aerobic exercise such as running. These triggers can be identified and avoided where possible. Using gentle skin care products, avoiding direct sunlight, wearing high SPF sunscreen and avoiding humid conditions can also help ease rosacea symptoms.
Rosacea can cause breakouts which can look similar to acne, however it is a different condition to acne. A consultant dermatologist will be able to assess your skin and identify if you are suffering from Acne or Rosacea and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.
There are a variety of treatments available for Rosacea and Acne Rosacea.
Laser and IPL
Visible blood vessels can be treated by lasers for an effective long-term solution for redness. About 85% of patients who have laser treatments for rosacea are very happy with the results achieved. If having any type of laser treatment, it is important you go to a medically trained laser specialist. These treatments target the broken veins, redness and flushing.
Antibiotics and oral medication can be prescribed to treat rosacea, particularly acne rosacea. It is very effective in controlling red spots, papules and pustules which are common rosacea symptoms.
Skin peels can treat rosacea by exfoliating the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells, which can aggravate rosacea. They can also help to reduce inflammation and promote skin healing.
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Here at Kent's leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.