So, what is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition which is usually visible around the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin, but it can appear in other areas.
The first signs of rosacea are redness (blushing) of the skin, however as rosacea may worsen this could lead to broken blood vessels, dry skin and pink/red bumps on the skin. Additionally, those who do suffer with rosacea, may feel a burning or stinging sensation when using water or skincare products.
Therefore, with these symptoms and no permanent cure, the long-term relapsing condition can have a huge impact on people’s physical, psychological and emotional health. But luckily, there is a way to manage the symptoms.
What are the causes?
The cause of rosacea is unknown, however genetics, immune system problems, and environmental factors may all play a part.
Latest research suggests a specific sort of mite, called Demodex, may also contribute to symptoms. Demodex lives on almost all human skin. It is possible that this mite can bring on inflammatory or allergic responses that could trigger rosacea.
Rosacea sufferers have noted a few known triggers, most of which are related to heat exposure, such as:
- Hot and spicy foods
- Alcohol and hot drinks
- Hot baths/Saunas
- Sun exposure
How to manage the symptoms of Rosacea.
Vitamin D plays an important role in modulating the immune system. It's known to support the management of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and rosacea.
Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition, the perfect skin care products to help the symptoms are those with anti-inflammatory ingredients, much like Niacinamide. Niacinamide is one of the active ingredients in Obagi Hydro-Drops Facial Serum
There are many products with gentle ingredients which will help improve the appearance of rosacea sensitive skin while causing little to no irritation.
Treatment at Neo-Derm Clinic.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Laser Treatment
IPL Laser Treatment is a fast and effective way of treating redness and visible blood vessels on the face caused by rosacea. It uses the intense pulsed light to alleviate any redness, inflammation, uneven skin tones and spots caused by the condition.
For improved results you may require more than one treatment however this will be informed during a consultation with the doctor at Neo-Derm.