Rosacea is a common long-term skin condition, which mainly affects the face. Patients suffer from itchy, painful breakouts on the skin of their face, which often affects their confidence and self esteem.
We offer several routes for rosacea treatment:
Laser Treatment by Yellow Laser
We find it easier than ever to achieve fantastic long-term results for our rosacea patients with our QuadroStar Pro laser. This yellow light laser targets the haemoglobin in the inflamed parts of the skin, removing the blood supply to them and allowing soothed, healthy skin to replace it.
Our Consultant Dermatologist, Prof Andrew Wright, will assess your skin in detail. He may recommend specialist skin treatments or topical medication as he designs a course of treatment for you.
While your treatment is in progress, you may benefit from the use of specialist mineral makeup. We stock a range of Youngblood mineral foundations which are kind to sensitive skin while concealing the blemishes beneath.
What is Rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, although a number of possible factors have been suggested, including abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face and a reaction to microscopic mites commonly found on the face.
Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, such as:
- burning and stinging sensations
- permanent redness
- spots (papules and pustules)
- small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
Rosacea is a condition which often gets better and worse, seemingly without reason. There will most likely be times when the symptoms are especially bad, followed by periods when the condition is less bothersome.
Understanding your own triggers for rosacea can help.
Triggers that often make Rosacea worse include:
- exposure to sunlight
- strenuous exercise
- hot or cold weather
- hot drinks
- alcohol and caffeine
- certain foods, such as spicy foods
Who is affected?
Rosacea is a common skin concern, affecting up to 1 in 10 people. It most commonly affects people with fair skin, but can also occur in Asian and African skin types. Rosacea affects both men and women. Because of the triggers mentioned above, it's common for people to notice that their rosacea is worse in the summer and winter.
In the first instance, we recommend that you make an appointment with our Consultant Dermatologist Professor Andrew Wright. He will fully assess your skin and a treatment plan can be designed. He may recommend medication and/or topical skin products to improve the condition.
Are all skin types suitable for laser rosacea treatment?
We offer laser rosacea treatment for people with Fitzpatrick Skin Types 1-3. Because of the differences in energy absorption of darker skin types, we aren’t able to treat Skin Types 4,5 and 6.
To book a private Dermatology appointment, call 01943 882010.
We stock Youngblood cosmetics at the clinic. We have found that the products in this range can be very effective at covering even severe Rosacea. The main benefit of these products for sufferers of Rosacea is that they a made from 100% finely milled mineral, which means that they do not block pores and they allow the skin to breathe. Youngblood cosmetics have been developed for sensitive and irritated skin and also can be used immediately after any treatment or procedure. Youngblood cosmetics consultations are free of charge.
To book a Youngblood mineral cosmetics consultation, call 01943 882010.