Rosacea/Redness

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a sensitive skin condition that typically affects the face. The most common signs of rosacea are blushing and flushing. The face may have a sunburned appearance that spreads out over the neck, chest and back, and have visible blood vessels and small red pimples or bumps on the surface. In extreme cases, the nose may become swollen and bulbous in appearance.

What causes rosacea?

Although there is currently no official cause of rosacea, many leading dermatologists believe it is associated with abnormalities in the facial blood vessels. There may also be a genetic connection between rosacea and serious health conditions.

The rosacea redness is typically concentrated on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. It can also spread to the neck, chest and back, and can also affect the eyes, by making them feel irritated and look bloodshot. Primary signs include facial flushing and blushing, persistent redness, and small, red solid bumps on the skin. There may also be a burning or stinging sensation. Secondary signs include a dry appearance, raised patches, skin thickening and facial swelling.

Although rosacea affects both sexes, women appear to be more predisposed to developing the skin condition. Men tend to experience rosacea’s more severe symptoms.

Treatment options:

While there is no cure for rosacea, identifying triggers and avoiding certain lifestyle and environmental factors can help you to manage the skin condition. Prescription medications, like topical gels, can help to reduce the extensive facial redness. A green foundation primer can also be applied to the skin to counteract the ruddy appearance of the complexion.

Skin peels and targeted micro-needling can help to stimulate the natural collagen and elastin remodelling process, while also improving skin texture and reducing facial redness. After a skin analysis and a tailored skincare plan, the treatment begins with cleansing. Dead cells are exfoliated from the superficial layer of the skin, before a cocktail of vitamins and minerals is infused into the epidermis.

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