Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne, eczema or a skin allergy.
Rosacea is most often seen in fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 50 and typically affects the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is more common in women but more aggressive in men.
Symptoms of rosacea:
Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing, where the skin turns red for a short period, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, such as:
- burning and stinging sensations
- permanent redness
- spots (papules and pustules)
- small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
- Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, but less severe at others.
Causes of rosacea:
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, although a number of possible factors have been suggested, including abnormalities in the blood vessels of the face and a reaction to microscopic mites commonly found on the face.
Although they’re not thought to be direct causes of the condition, several triggers have been identified that may make rosacea worse.
- exposure to sunlight
- strenuous exercise
- hot or cold weather
- hot drinks
- alcohol and caffeine
- certain foods, such as spicy foods
How can I get my rosacea treated?
Treating rosacea involves a series the following:
LED light therapy can be added to your treatment to enhance further results.
This treatment rejuvenates, hydrates, calms and repairs the skin.
Treating rosacea requires a progressive rather than an aggressive approach.