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Rosacea Treatments Include:

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Rosacea is a common and chronic condition that affects the face, often leading to redness, swelling, and acne-like symptoms. It primarily affects adults aged 30 to 60 years old—with approximately one in ten individuals suffering from its effects —and tends to be more prevalent among women. Although this skin disorder can be difficult to manage, its effects can often be lessened through long-term treatment; however if left untreated it can worsen over time, particularly for men whose symptoms tend to be more substantial. By taking proactive steps such as following a skincare routine and avoiding triggers that may set off flare-ups, those with rosacea have the opportunity to reduce the flare-ups and irritation associated with their condition.


While the exact cause of rosacea has not been pinpointed, environmental factors, heredity and biological changes within the body can contribute to its onset. External triggers such as stressors and high temperatures may also exacerbate symptoms. Certain foods like chocolate, bananas, avocados and pork are known to increase inflammation which can further irritate a person’s skin. It is important to note that sun exposure does intensify rosacea symptoms but this condition cannot be contracted through person-to-person contact nor is it linked to an individual’s personal cleanliness habits. Although rosacea may appear similar to other skin complaints such as acne or eczema on the surface, it differs in many ways from these other conditions.


Symptoms can be variable but often include redness, episodes of flushing, skin sensitivity, dry itchy skin, burning and stinging sensations and spots. It can also affect the eyes and the nose. As rosacea is a relapsing condition there are times when the symptoms are more severe than others.

Common associated symptoms include:

  • Facial swelling
  • Rough skin
  • Plaques (raised red patches) on your skin
  • Permanent redness
  • Irritated or swollen eyes
  • Enlarged nose


Rosacea is often triggered, so identifying the cause can help you to manage your symptoms. It is also advised to wear a high SPF sunscreen, avoid the heat and sunlight where possible, cover your face during cold weather, use gentle skin care products and try to manage your stress levels.

Rosacea cannot be cured but treatments can be used to control the symptoms. These can include:

Laser treatment for visible blood vessels. This is an effective long-term solution for fixed redness. If you are considering having these light treatments, it is important to seek out medically trained laser specialists who offer these treatments. About 85% of patients who have these treatments improve and are very happy with the results.

Oral medication – This is a low-dose version of the antibiotic at a level that does not have any antibiotic properties but is specifically licensed for the treatment of Rosacea in the UK. It is very effective in controlling red spots, papules and pustules.

Skin Peels – Skin peels help 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.

If you have any concerns about the diagnosis or management of your skin condition, a dermatologist will offer you an expert opinion and guide you on the right treatment path.


Management includes using products for sensitive skin; topical and / or oral products on prescription; and medical grade laser treatments to target the broken veins, redness and flushing.

You should also:

  • Apply sun protection – use a product suitable for sensitive skin e.g. Skinceuticals mineral defense SPF 50 or Heliocare range.
  • Avoid triggers – these are so variable, but rosacea sufferers know what exacerbates their symptoms.

Anyone can develop rosacea, but you are more likely to suffer if:

  • You are female
  • You have light skin
  • You have sun damaged skin
  • You are over the age of 30
  • You smoke
  • There is a family history of rosacea
  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Cheese
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Stress
  • Extreme temperatures

The number of treatments needed, will depend on the site and the extent of the affected area. Small veins on the face normally disperse just after 1-2 laser treatments at 6-week intervals. IPL may take 4 sessions at 2-week intervals.

Depending on the type of light treatment used, some mild stinging or burning may be noticed during the procedure, and the area treated may feel hot for roughly 15 minutes after treatment. However, during treatment the skin is cooled, which reduces this stinging sensation and a cooling gel is applied afterwards.

  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Cheese
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Stress
  • Extreme temperatures


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WHY choose EVERYTHING SKIN CLINIc for rosacea treatment in manchester?

At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.

We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.


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