Rosacea is a condition caused by chronic inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the skin, resulting in persistent redness and sometimes acne-like eruptions. The skin around the nose can become thickened and bulbous, and some people may experience eye irritation with it. Usually the cheeks and nose are affected but it may also involve the forehead and chin. It is more obvious in fair-skinned people, and women seek treatment more often than men. Symptoms usually begin to appear between the ages of 30 and 50.
Rosacea can be a distressing condition, and unfortunately, researchers have been unable to pinpoint the exact cause. However, the symptoms can be minimized by avoiding the triggers; usually caffeine, alcohol and spicy food, as well as prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures.
At Andresa, we improve the appearance of the skin with anti-inflammatory facials developed by Dr Danné Montague-King. Laser therapy, either in the form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or the Clear Lift Laser, may also be recommended, in order to improve the appearance of broken capillaries. We tailor the treatment of rosacea to the severity of the condition and the likely exacerbating factors, as well as offering advice on nutrition and supplements.