A safe and effective treatment that can significantly reduce the facial redness experienced by rosacea sufferers
Rosacea is a long-term disorder that affects the skin of the face and the eyes. The exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, although there seems to be an inherited component to it. It can be described as a vascular and inflammatory disorder affecting the tiny blood vessels and connective tissue in diseased areas.
Rosacea typically causes reddened coarse skin with the following traits:
Pimples with or without pus (papules and pustules)
Broken veins (telangiectasia)
Oiliness of skin.
Rosacea usually affects sun-exposed skin of the face and chest. In men, the nose is primarily affected, whereas women are more likely to get rosacea of the cheeks and chin.
The condition is characterised by episodes of flushing of the affected areas and flare-ups, in association with certain factors that sufferers learn to recognise.
How is it treated?
Rosacea is a long-term condition characterised by flare-ups, which can become disfiguring with time if left untreated. Although it cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed. In addition to avoidance of triggers, various therapies are used to treat it.
The mainstay of treatment has been oral antibiotic therapy; drugs from the tetracycline group are used most commonly (tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline). Oral antibiotics treat the pimples (papules and pustules) more effectively than the red skin and broken veins.
Medically based skin products used daily at home can dramatically improve the appearance of rosacea.
At Orchard Cosmetic we recommend combining home-care with clinic based Intense Pulsed Light treatments, measurably improving the appearance of the skin in rosacea sufferers.
The Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light system release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the superficial blood vessels which cause the redness in Rosacea sufferers, heating them to a point where they are destroyed.
The Mandelic MA peel in the Enerpeel range can be used on very sensitive skin to improve rosacea.
Rosacea treated with IPL