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Concerned about Rosacea?

Explore Skin Medical’s effective treatments that can diminish rosacea and enhance your overall skin tone and texture.

What causes Rosacea?

A rosy complexion can be a sign of good health, but a persistent red rash across the forehead, cheeks, and nose can indicate rosacea, an inflammatory skin condition. Rosacea is more common in middle-aged women but tends to be more severe in men and is typically more noticeable in individuals with pale skin.

The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood. A prevailing theory suggests a dysfunction in the nerves around facial blood vessels, triggering an immune response and inflammation seen as a red flush.

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Effective Non-Surgical Treatments for Rosacea

Rosacea can lead to a more weathered appearance with persistent redness and visible blood vessels. Managing rosacea involves avoiding face scrubs, fragranced products, and known trigger foods. Consulting a dermatologist for specific skincare products and cosmetic treatments can help reduce redness.

  • Multiple IPL sessions may be needed depending on the severity of rosacea. For mild flushing, two sessions may suffice to control the condition for a few months.
  • Laser treatment can reduce redness by targeting and destroying the pigment within thread veins.
  • LED red light therapy, although less intense than laser or IPL, can help by reducing inflammation and strengthening the skin barrier through improved collagen and hyaluronic acid production.

For personalised treatment options to manage rosacea effectively, speak to Dr. Sabika Karim at Skin Medical.

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What Does Rosacea Look Like?

Rosacea can appear as raised red bumps or pustules resembling acne, or thread veins on the face. It can fluctuate in severity, making it difficult to diagnose. Rosacea often starts after age 30 and can worsen over time if untreated, potentially leading to thickened skin, particularly on the nose (rhinophyma).

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Rosacea Frequently Asked Questions

All of the questions you need to ask about Rosacea

What is the main cause of rosacea?

The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and vascular factors. Dysfunction in the nerves around facial blood vessels may trigger an immune response and inflammation, resulting in the characteristic red flush of rosacea.

How do you clear up rosacea?

Clearing up rosacea involves a combination of lifestyle changes, skincare, and medical treatments. Avoiding triggers such as face scrubs, fragranced products, and known trigger foods is crucial. Dermatologist-recommended skincare products and treatments like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), laser therapy, and LED red light therapy can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with rosacea.

What are the five symptoms of rosacea?

The symptoms of rosacea can vary, but common signs include persistent facial redness, visible blood vessels (telangiectasia), bumps or pimples (papules and pustules), thickened skin, particularly on the nose (rhinophyma), and eye irritation. Flare-ups can also cause a burning or stinging sensation on the skin.

What is the main trigger for rosacea?

Triggers for rosacea can vary among individuals, but common triggers include sun exposure, hot or cold weather, wind, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and certain skincare products. Identifying and avoiding triggers can help manage rosacea symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

What is the most effective treatment for rosacea?

The most effective treatment for rosacea depends on the individual’s symptoms and severity. Dermatologist-prescribed skincare routines, avoiding triggers, and medical treatments like IPL, laser therapy, and LED red light therapy can effectively manage rosacea by reducing redness, inflammation, and visible blood vessels. For personalised treatment options tailored to your needs, consult Dr. Sabika Karim at Skin Medical.

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