Rosacea 101: What Is Rosacea And How Can You Treat It?

Rosacea 101: What Is Rosacea And How Can You Treat It?

Rosacea 101: What Is Rosacea And How Can You Treat It?

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Rosacea is a common condition that affects around 1 in 10 people in the UK, yet many of us do not understand what the condition is, or how to treat it. The experts at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic thought it was high time that you discovered what help is out there to help control your rosacea, so they put together a guide to the condition to help!

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that is also commonly referred to as ‘acne rosacea’ as it can look familiar to acne. However it is a very different skin condition; common symptoms of rosacea include facial flushing, redness, thread veins, acne like spots and dry eyelids. The condition is usually situated within the central section of the face and can affect the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. In some cases other parts of the head can also be affected, but it is rare to experience rosacea on other areas of the body.

How can it be treated?

When fighting the signs of rosacea, the best course of action is to undergo a cosmetic laser treatment to counteract the visible effects of the condition. Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers IPL laser treatment to treat rosacea.

IPL laser treatment works by producing a powerful light. The wavelengths that the device projects are then matched to target colour within the skin (such as the red blood cells in blood). The energy that the laser produces will then absorb the specific targeted pigments within the skin to remove redness from the skin. IPL laser treatment also delivers a series of energy pulses to generated heat to close the thread veins that may be present. The collapsed veins are then naturally dissolved and expelled from the body by the patient’s immune system over several weeks following treatment.

Why is IPL laser treatment an effective solution to rosacea?

There are many reasons IPL laser treatment is an effective solution to rosacea. For example, the treatment provides solution to the additional redness that the condition can often cause. This is one of the most common and complained about symptoms of rosacea, and the treatment gives patients a simple solution to this issue.

Another positive to IPL laser treatment is that it provides patients with a solution to not only the pigmentation issues that rosacea can bring, but can also combat thread veins and acne . This is a huge benefit to the treatment as it means patients can combat a number of the issues that rosacea causes in one simple treatment.

IPL laser treatment also provides patients with a convenient solution to their rosacea. IPL treatment can be performed in 15-30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time, making it the perfect rosacea treatment for patients with busy lifestyles.
Treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is a leading provider of laser treatment to combat rosacea and boasts a team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologists that have a wealth of experience performing cosmetic laser treatments. Thanks to the clinic’s employment of dermatologists, patients can undergo their treatment safe in the knowledge that their skin is in the hands of a cosmetic professional with extensive knowledge of the skin, and will gain the best results possible from their treatment.
Another great thing about undergoing treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic has clients from a wide range of locations, including Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Deal, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Folkestone, Hythe, Margate and Kent.

If you would like more information on IPL laser treatment for rosacea, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by calling 01227 472288 or emailing reception@skinandlaser.co.uk.