Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which mainly affects the face. This causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps) on the skin. Rosacea can worsen over time if left untreated. Many clients will agree that their rosacea symptoms are often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy and only once correctly diagnosed and treated as ‘rosacea’ does the condition improve. Unfortunately, approximately 1 in every 20 faces are estimated to be affected with rosacea.
As Skin and Laser Technicians we understand what it’s like to have skin concerns such as Rosacea (aka Facial Redness)!
In fact, Co-Founder Gita Coorey suffers from rosacea herself, and swears by The Laser Lounge skin rejuvenation treatments such as IPL skin rejuvenation and LED therapy along with prescribed corrective skin care to maintain her skin and reduce facial redness.
Flushing (aka blushing)
Flushing episodes can last as long as five minutes. The blush can spread from the face down to the neck and chest. Some people say the skin feels unpleasantly hot during flushing episodes.
Facial skin hyper-reactivity
Blood vessels dilate very easily to topical triggers such as touch, and some other physical stimuli, such as sunlight. Many mistakenly refer to this as sensitive skin, but with rosacea it is sensitive blood vessels and not sensitive skin cells which cause this.
Inflammatory rosacea (spots, papules, and pustules)
Small spots, papules and pustules sometimes appear on the face - this is also known as inflammatory rosacea. Misdiagnosis is common during teenage years and often mistaken for acne. However, with rosacea the skin has no blackheads, unlike acne.
Some may experience persistent facial redness. This occurs because hundreds of tiny blood vessels near the surface of the facial skin dilate (expand).
Excess facial skin around the nose (rhinophyma)
Severe rosacea can result in the thickening of facial skin, especially around the nose. The nose can become bulbous and enlarged. This is a very rare complication, and tends to affect males much more than females.
There is a burning, gritty sensation in the eyes, making them bloodshot. The inside of the eyelid may become inflamed (blepharitis) and appear scaly, causing conjunctivitis. Some people may not tolerate contact lenses and styes may develop. In very rare cases vision may become blurred. Approximately 50% of patients with rosacea experience some kind of eye irritation or symptoms.
Vascular rosacea (inflamed blood vessels)
As the signs and symptoms of rosacea progress and get worse, small blood vessels on the nose and cheeks swell and become visible. This is referred to as telangiectasia. They sometimes appear like tiny spider webs. Alcohol can trigger rosacea flare-ups in patients who already have rosacea, however alcohol consumption is never the entire source of the condition.
Depending on your skin condition, treatment prices vary as our team of expert Dermal Therapists will tailor a treatment plan to suit your skin condition ensuring long term successful results.
If you have a timeframe and budget in mind, it is best to advise your Dermal Therapist so a plan considering your lifestyle and budget can be taken into consideration.
Book in a free skin consultation at your choice clinic destination. This will allow our team to assess your skin, medical information and lifestyle thoroughly. Once this is completed, we will begin your treatment journey to healthy red-free skin!
Please note, our experienced and professional team of Dermal Therapists are highly trained to treat rosacea skin conditions. We are accredited and qualified in using medical grade apparatus and performing advanced skin treatments.