Our expert Consultant Dermatologists offer solutions for the treatment of Rosacea and facial redness. They will create a treatment plan to give results and reduce the symptoms and flare ups. We offer market leading, clinically effective treatments to help you achieve a clearer, smoother stress free skin.
Rosacea means, ‘red as a rose’ and is often characterised by inflammation of the skin on the face, causing reddening and flushing. This is a chronic condition, which means sufferers have good days and bad days, as a result, flare-ups are erratic and often unpredictable.
What causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, there’s a number of possible factors that may result in rosacea. These include abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face and a reaction to microscopic mites commonly found on the face. Rosacea or Acne rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition, as a result, it can present as spots on the face associated with redness and flushing.
Symptoms of Rosacea
Episodes of flushing are usually one of the first symptoms associated with rosacea. This means the skin turns red for a short period of time, but as the condition progresses, other symptoms can develop over time.
Other symptoms may include:
- Stinging or/ and burning sensations
- Permanent redness
- Spots (papules and pustules)
- Small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
As this is a relapsing condition, it means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad and other times they can be a lot less severe.
Rosacea causes and triggers
While the exact cause of rosacea isn’t known, there are often ‘triggers’ that can cause an episode.
Common triggers include:
- Exposure to sunlight
- Strenuous exercise
- Changes in weather (hot or cold)
- Hot drinks
- Alcohol and caffeine
- Certain foods, such as spicy foods
Patients of Everything Skin Clinic will have an individualised rosacea treatment plan suited to their condition in order to produce maximum results. Treatment for rosacea can be different from person to person depending on the subtype of rosacea. Our dermatologists personalise each treatment plan based on the condition, the length of symptoms and the severity of it.
Prescription medication is available by a fully trained dermatologist who understands the way the medication works and is able to monitor the treatment carefully, most importantly, the Everything Skin Clinic is one of the very few clinics that can prescribe medication.
Treatments for rosacea can include:
- Antibiotic creams/gels and ointments
- Anti-inflammatory therapies
- Oral antibiotics
- Oral retinoids
- Laser treatments
Laser treatment is a great option for patients that have visible blood vessels. Laser treatments are effective at shrinking these veins without harming the surrounding skin. The best laser for rosacea is the pulsed dye laser. Pulsed dye laser treatment emits a beam of light aimed at the visible red blood vessels in the skin to shrink them and make them less visible, furthermore, there is emerging evidence that pulsed dye laser is also effective in reducing the severity of flushing.
Reducing the appearance of rosacea is an important aim of treatment. Medication can help treat the redness, pimples and bumps associated with rosacea and as a result, medication can help reduce the appearance of rosacea.
A skin-care routine personalised to your condition can be invaluable in helping to control rosacea. Non-irritating skin-care products are advised with this condition and when creating your treatment plan, we can offer advise and recommend products that will help manage your condition. A high sunblock is also advised as direct sunlight can often be a trigger and make rosacea symptoms worsen.
Skin peels can be used to treat boxcar scars, which can appear as a result of rosacea. The base of the scar is surgically removed, leaving the sides of the scar in place. The base is then reattached to the side, but lifted up so it’s level with the surface of the skin. This makes the scar much less noticeable.
Why choose Everything Skin Clinic?
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.