Rosacea (FLUSHING REDNESS)
Rosacea is a skin condition which causes frequent flushing, redness and inflammation of the cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, and eyelids. There is no known cure and the cause is not yet known, but there are treatments to help manage it.
Rosacea is complex and has to be managed patient by patient. In the vast majority of cases, Rosacea can be kept supressed, so it does not to cause any significant issues.
How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea?
Rosacea usually presents with red patches and veins on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin, more so on the central areas of the face. Patients usually state that the red patches/facial veins are made worse by alcohol, spicy foods, chocolate, cheese, stress, strenuous exercise and exposure to sunlight.
The redness seems to progress with small pustules appearing that cause little scars and some patients notice their nose enlarging and becoming more bulbous. Rosacea can also cause redness of the eyes.
What Is the Best Treatment for Rosacea?
The most important point about Rosacea Treatment is that it needs to be maintained and regular. If you stop your treatments the disease will just start again. Unfortunately there is currently no known cure for Rosacea.
Most patients are advised to see our Senior Doctor who will put together a plan based on a number of treatments that can help and will be tailored to your unique and individual circumstances. We will set up a treatment plan that is tailored to the severity of your Rosacea and designed to prevent it from affecting your life significantly.
- Excel V Laser – generally the best method to keep the redness to manageable levels and reduce the onset of the scarring pustules
- Creams – there are some that can be helpful alongside laser treatment
- Tablets – sometimes these are prescribed by our Doctor in severe cases
Why Choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics for Rosacea Treatment?
Our Senior Doctor has been treating Rosacea since 1995 and is very experienced in how to get the best results. In exceptional cases, he will refer you to Dermatologist or Ophthalmologist colleagues if help is needed to manage some of the complications.