Rosacea | Cosmetic Medical Clinic

SKIN CONCERN:

Rosacea

Rosacea is a non-contagious disorder of the skin which causes inflammation on the face. The first signs are generally frequent flushing, blushing, or redness.

SKIN CONCERN:

Rosacea

Rosacea is a non-contagious disorder of the skin which causes inflammation on the face. The first signs are generally frequent flushing, blushing, or redness.

What causes Rosacea?

Commonly affecting the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead, it is caused by the enlargement of the blood vessels (capillaries) closest to the surface of the skin. This dilation is what gives rosacea the red flushed appearance.

The cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure for the disorder. If left untreated, the symptoms generally worsen with age and in some cases may lead to the development of deformities which cause redness, enlargement and a fibrous thickening of the nose (rhinophyma).

DID YOU KNOW?

Rosacea is more common in people with fairer skin tones since the redness is more visible in lighter complexion.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Enlarged capillaries (telangiectasis)
  • Frequent and lasting flush across the nose and cheeks
  • Yellow-headed pimples on the forehead, cheeks and chin
  • Non-tender lumps under the skin
  • Swollen cheeks and nose (hyperplasia)
  • Frequent blushing
  • Burning or stinging sensations
  • Facial rashes

What causes Rosacea?

Many environmental factors can trigger rosacea or cause it to worsen. These include:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea and hot drinks
  • Spicy foods
  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Anxiety and emotional stress
  • Overheating, especially in bed at night

Laser procedures like the CoolView and Q-Switch FRAC3 and Co2 Skin Resurfacing are used to treat the enlarged capillaries and to reduce inflammation which causes the redness. For the effective treatment and management of rosacea, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

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A consultation is important to everyone with their skin concern. You will receive a skin examination from one of our experienced skin specialists, and discuss the appropriate treatment options, and also be given an accurate quotation at the end of the consultation.

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