Best Treatment for Rosacea
Here at House of Aesthetics we specialize in skin and one of the most common concerns we see in clinic everyday is Rosacea. A Lot of people always wonder what this is or how it happens so we thought we would answer all your questions below:
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition marked by facial flushing, branching or broken facial blood vessels, and inflammatory skin lumps called “papules” and “pustules.”
Papules are small, typically red bumps that do not contain pus. They become pustules when pus builds up from within.
Rosacea Secondary Symptoms
Rosacea patients may also develop “secondary symptoms” that can impact treatment decisions. They include:
A burning or stinging sensation in affected areas
Patients experience rosacea breakouts when exposed to a trigger factor. Proper treatment helps suppress flare symptoms and prolong remissions.
The condition can affect any skin type, though fair-complexioned individuals are most vulnerable. Both men and women can develop rosacea, but hormonal factors influence its manifestations. It can present as early as childhood, but symptoms more commonly appear after age 30.
How Do You Get Rosacea?
The cause of rosacea is unclear. However, susceptible individuals are thought to have the following:
- Heightened reactivity of the facial blood vessels, making them prone to inflammation and damage
- Abnormalities in skin connective tissue composition
Connective tissue breakdown in the deep layers of the facial skin, weakening its barrier function and the blood and lymph vessels. Barrier defects make the skin irritable. Fragile blood vessels dilate easily, producing a ruddy appearance. Leaky lymph vessels cause facial swelling. Chronic sun damage, immune dysfunction and retention of proinflammatory substances contribute to connective tissue loss.
- Structural defects of the hair follicles and oil glands
- Hypersensitivity to microbes, which is thought to be linked to papule and pustule formation
Since the exact cause of this problem cannot be identified, treatment focuses on trigger avoidance, symptom control and religious skin care.
Rosacea Treatment Bromley
The most recommended light treatments for telangiectasias include:
- Near-infrared laser surgery, which relies on a type of powerful, invisible radiation
- IPL treatment, which uses filtered light instead of laser
These light treatments are non-ablative—they do not cut the skin surface. Rather, they selectively burn abnormal blood vessels while sparing most of the surrounding normal tissue.
Complete rosacea remission generally requires multiple sessions spaced 4-8 weeks apart. The number depends on the problem’s severity and the patient’s treatment response.