Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling, and small and superficial dilated blood vessels. Often the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin are most involved. A red enlarged nose may occur in severe disease, a condition known as rhinophyma.
Rosacea can be controlled to some degree with long-term treatment, but sometimes the changes in physical appearance can have a significant psychological impact. Rosacea generally develops gradually, and can be a very difficult and embarrassing condition for the patient which can leave them looking red and flushed all day long.
As well as coloured and flushed, rosacea can also be itchy or painful and develop spots which can become inflamed. In addition, the veins and capillaries may become larger and more visible, appearing to be nearer the surface of the skin.
LONG TERM TREATMENT
There’s currently no cure for rosacea, but treatment can help control the symptoms. Long-term treatment is usually necessary, although there may be periods when your symptoms improve and you can stop treatment temporarily. The treatment I recommend will depend on the severity of your rosacea, so an initial assessment is advised so that I can recommend what treatment and products will benefit you the most.
I would normally recommend:
– Medical grade skincare products
– Micro Needling Skin Pen