For most people, the term rosacea implies redness, but it’s much more complex than that. Rosacea on the face and neck are most common, although can sometimes spread to the chest, ears and scalp, as well as cause itchy eyes. It can present itself in flare-ups and remission phases. This redness may develop into, or be accompanied by, red bumps (similar to acne). Rosacea may also lead to dry, tight skin and dry, itchy eyes. This inflammatory skin condition will worsen over time if rosacea treatments are not sought.
Exactly what causes rosacea on the face and elsewhere is still not completely understood. It tends to affect more women than men, and is more common in fair-skinned people. Flare-ups can occur for a number of reasons, and each individual’s skin will have its own particular triggers, just like allergies, for what causes rosacea. Some triggers may include, hot or spicy food, alcohol, temperature extremes, exposure to sunlight or UV rays, stress, saunas, and ingredients in skin care or make up products.
At EF MEDISPA, we offer an extensive range of rosacea treatments UK. Our rosacea treatment clinic London offers facials and peels plus a choice of light treatments. Depending on what causes rosacea in your personal case, we will device the best rosacea treatment plan to achieve optimum results. These treatments are suitable for treating rosacea on the face, neck and body.
There’s currently no cure for rosacea, but at EF MEDISPA we have a variety of treatments that have been used to reduce the effects of rosacea and minimise the appearance your symptoms. The best rosacea treatment for your skin type and symptoms will be explained by your Treatment Coordinatior.
One of the most important things is to keep track of what may cause each flare-up; some find it helpful to keep a diary of no-go ingredients in skin care products they’ve had problems with. Generally, it’s best to go for products that are fragrance-free, allergy tested and do not contain alcohol. As rosacea can be exacerbated by UV rays, it’s also important to wear a high SPF sun cream when spending time in the sun.
‘Spider veins’ are damaged veins that are blue, red or purple in colour and are visible at the surface of your skin. They are not dangerous, but you may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons. The appearance of spider veins can be reduced through IPL therapy in our rosacea treatment clinic London.