Rosacea is an un-curable chronic skin condition that affects many people throughout the UK. It causes the skin to develop red-pus filled bumps, that typically appear on the nose, cheeks and forehead. Rosacea skin tends to affect people in cycles, there may be times when the condition flares up, for instance, and these flares can last for weeks and months before they disappear. Science has been unable to find any causes behind the condition, although they have found ways to help sufferers control their symptoms.
There are four types of rosacea, these include:
type one – erythematotelangiectatic rosacea – sufferers often have facial redness, rosacea spots and visible blood vessels.
type two – papulopustular rosacea – also known as acne rosacea often leaves sufferers with acne-like breakouts.
type three – rhinophyma – is a rare form of the condition but causes thickening of the skin, particularly around the nose. This type often appears in conjunction with another subtype.
type four – ocular rosacea – commonly known as rosacea eyes, affects the eyes causing the skin around the eye area to show symptoms or the eyes to feel uncomfortable.
How to control rosacea symptoms
Experts agree that alcohol can have a detrimental effect on the skin and this is never more the case than when you are dealing with rosacea. Avoid alcohol and direct sunlight, which can have a drying effect on the skin. In cases of severe rosacea, light and laser treatments for rosacea have been known to have a beneficial effect in reducing symptoms and helping to clear up the skin. Antibiotics and eye medicines can also help in cases of ocular rosacea.
Rosacea can lead to a thickening of the skin, which can be reduced by using microdermabrasion as a rosacea treatment. Many professionals recommend the technique which reduces layers of the skin, making way for new layers in order to improve the appearance of skin that has been affected by rosacea. We offer 3D Skintech treatments, a combination of treatments which include microdermabrasion at our locations in Nottingham, Newark and Chesterfield. We can help your skin recover from rosacea flare-ups and leave it looking as if the condition never affected you in the first place. Give us a call today to book a free consultation.