Rosacea

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Overview

Rosacea is a common, long-term skin condition involving inflammation of the skin on the face. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, and it affects twice as many women as men, although it is usually more severe in men.

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Facial Redness

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Blood Vessels

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Red Bumps

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Tender Skin

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Eye Irritation

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Enlarged nose

  • Sunlight
  • Stress
  • Heat
  • Alcohol, especially red wine
  • Spicy foods
  • Some skin and hair care products
  • Some makeup
  • Wind and cold
  • Some medicines
  • Exercise

Is rosacea contagious?

No, it is not an infectious disease.

Will my rosacea get worse with age?

Rosacea is a chronic disorder, rather than a short-term condition, and is often characterized by relapses and remissions. Without any treatment signs and symptoms tend to become increasingly severe.

Can rosacea be cured?

While rosacea cannot be cured, treatments are available that can control or eliminate its various signs and symptoms.

How is rosacea treated?

The signs and symptoms of rosacea vary substantially from one person to another, and treatment must therefore be tailored by a specialist for each individual case.

For patients with bumps and pimples, doctors often prescribe oral and topical rosacea medication.

The right skincare products can also make a big difference. Anyone with rosacea must choose cleansers, moisturizers and other facial products with great care and an understanding of the ingredients, which must be mild and soothing.

A rosacea friendly skin care routine can:

  • Help your skin feel more comfortable
  • Improve the results you see from treatment
  • Boost your skin’s overall health
  • Reduce rosacea flare-ups

Laser therapy can substantially reduce visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) and also help reduce redness (erythema) and flushing after an average of three treatments.

Treatment

While there is no cure for rosacea, treatments can help manage the redness, bumps, and other symptoms.

A rosacea friendly skin care regiment can:

  • Help your skin feel more comfortable
  • Improve the results you see from treatment
  • Boost your skin’s overall health
  • Reduce rosacea flare-ups

THE SKIN LAB APPROACH

An effective rosacea treatment plan must involve certain lifestyle changes, correct skincare products and professional treatments. Most importantly, we focus not only on alleviating rosacea symptoms, but also on improving overall skin health.

Recommended Treatments

Chemical Peels

IPL Therapy

Laser Therapy

Skincare Products

Facials

Claire's PRO Tip

The main line of defense against rosacea flare-ups are lifestyle changes and strict skincare regiment to boost skin’s natural defences, making it less vulnerable to rosacea triggers.

Skincare products that have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which strengthen skin cells and capillaries, as well as relieve redness and inflammation, have been shown to be the most effective.