Over 45 million people across the globe are affected by a condition called rosacea, which, while not life-threatening, can certainly cause self-confidence issues for a sufferer. There are various forms that rosacea can take, whether that is redness, blushing, pustules, small red visible blood vessels, and raised spots or lumps.
Rosacea can also appear on various parts of the body, but the most common area is the face – cheeks, nose and around the eyes. There are also many contributing factors which cause rosacea: diet, exercise, alcohol, caffeine, hot drinks, sunlight, stress and also hereditary factors.
People with rosacea may find that their skin becomes sensitive to skincare products, often leading to stinging or burning sensation when using these. Over time, symptoms of rosacea can worsen as the facial skin thickens, meaning early treatment is key to long-term solutions.
While topical prescriptions and short courses of oral antibiotics can help to ease symptoms in the short-term, treatments like IPL (intense pulsed light) can make a difference in the long-term. Similar to laser technology, this bright light uses a range of filters to target only the skin affected by rosacea.
Treatments are generally continuous in order for ongoing reduction of rosacea, and though further treatment may be required, our clinicians work to ensure results for every patient. At PHI Clinic, we work with you to find the right solutions for your lifestyle and skin type.Book consultation
Before and after Rosacea treatment
Factors To Consider
While the direct cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood, we know that there are some intrinsic and environmental factors which can trigger the symptoms of this skin condition. Alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine and cheese can all activate a flare-up, while aerobic exercise increases the severity for shorter periods. Age, skin type and genetics can also play a major role in the likelihood of being affected.
Up until recently, rosacea was believed to only affect those of white ethnicity, but it has since been proven that patients of colour are also prone to this condition. If left alone, rosacea will worsen over time, making it important to seek medical advice to treat such a condition in a timely manner. Rosacea affects more women than men, but men tend to experience more severe symptoms.
Treatments available for Rosacea
Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dye Laser can be very effective in treating redness and other issues like face veins.
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At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
Below we hope to provide you with information to consider prior to making your appointment. We house th...Read on Book consultation
The M22 is a pioneering aesthetic treatment that combines an IPL, a multi spot ND Yag and a fractional resurfacing application enabling us to perform a wide range of treatments for our patients.
PHI Clinic introduced the M22 to the UK in 2016 and have had great successes, particularly for patients who are looking for younger, healthier and more radiant skin. Our fractional resurfacing head provides comfortable and effective treatment for scars and can even reduce the appearance of wrin...Read on Book consultation
The Excel V+ laser uses a high power green laser in order to target blood vessels and pigment with abnormalities. This allows the skin to return to a more natural colour and tone.
The wide range of conditions that this treatment can address includes facial redness, Rosacea, port wine stains, leg veins, keloid scars, sun damage pigmentation, and venous lakes (purple lesions on the lips).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, a patient having this treatment will have a course of around 6-8 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart.
Patients who suffer from redness, rosacea or vascular issues are ideal candidates for this treatment. At PHI Clinic, we can treat skin types 1-6 with the laser.
Our highly trained Aesthetic Therapists, Jenna Staal and Spirithoula Koukoufikis perform this treatment.
The most common area is the face and chest, though other areas can be treated.
Patients may see some slight redness in the treated area, but this should not persist long after treatment. Patients undergoing laser treatment are always advised to protect their skin from the sun and to wear a good sunblock.
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