Frequent blushing or facial redness with a warm or burning sensation; visible blood vessels on the cheeks, nose, face or eyelids; small red bumps or pus-filled pimples that look like acne; bloodshot, watery and irritable eyes. These are all major indicators of rosacea, which is a common skin condition. If you live with rosacea, you may find that it impacts your daily life and self-esteem.
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A dermatologist (skin, hair loss and nail specialist) is the best person to correctly identify individual causes of rosacea. Following this, a tailored treatment plan can be created to help you properly manage it and encourage confidence in your skin.
Treating rosacea early is the best way to prevent it from worsening. A holistic approach is required to treat the underlying issue: an impaired skin barrier. Lifestyle changes that won’t impede on your daily life may be recommended, plus a selection of dermatological interventions such as:
A proper skincare routine compatible with your skin’s needs. We know there is a lot of information available and it can be hard knowing what to choose. During our consults, correct advice and products will be recommended to empower you to make an informed decision that complements your skin journey.
There is currently no cure for rosacea, but there are plenty of effective and evidence-based management options to alleviate discomfort, control flare-ups and manage individual triggers. Professional advice about managing your individual case of rosacea will ensure you feel knowledgeable about your triggers, and in control of your skin’s comfort.
Inflammation caused by rosacea can advance into rhinophyma – large, red, bumpy or bulbous nose. Rosacea gradually causes the skin on your nose to thicken and the oil glands within it to expand: this results in a misshapen nose.
Rhinophyma can be treated by a dermatologist through a combination of oral medication, to target inflammation and shrink the oil glands, and laser therapy to reshape the nose. If your confidence has been affected by this condition, the results will help you feel more satisfied with your appearance.
In its advanced stages, rosacea can also affect your eyes. Ocular rosacea causes red, burning, itchy or watery eyes. A gritty sensation, blurred vision or sensitivity to light may also be experienced. If you frequently blush, or have facial flushing, you are more likely to develop ocular rosacea. If left untreated, it can lead to a loss in eyesight. It is important if you notice any problems with your eyes to seek professional advice promptly.
It is important to understand your individual triggers. What causes a flare-up in one person may have no effect on another. Rosacea symptoms may appear for weeks to months before disappearing again, which can make it difficult for you to track and manage it on your own. Common triggers can include sun exposure, hot baths, spicy foods, alcohol and stress.