A common skin condition that usually starts with a tendency to flush and go red very easily, it can be sensitive and or be accompanied with small red or puss filled spots. When the skins barrier becomes compromised it can allow certain triggers to initiate a flare up. Triggers include-
Lack of sleep
Wind and Cold
Cosmetics that contain harsh ingredients, including denatured alcohols, sulphates and fragrance.
Rosacea skins can be categorised into different types, however with all types of Rosacea early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea- persistent redness, irritation nd broken capillaries.
Papulopustar Rosacea- will also see puss filled spots appear and can often be mistaken as acne.
Phymatous Rosacea- Where the skin becomes thickened, swollen and bumpy. It can sometimes result in a bulbous nose which is seen more commonly in men than women.
Ocular Rosacea- Rosacea of the eyes.
Treatment includes homecare to repair the skins natural barrier function and protect it from the environment. An SPF is critical for rosacea skin since UV is one of the main trigger factors.
Clinic treatments include advanced facials with LED phototherapy.