Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
This condition typically occurs on the face, particularly on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. It may also lead to the development of small, pus-filled bumps and thickened, rough skin. In some cases, the eyes can become irritated and watery, a subtype known as ocular rosacea.
The persistent redness and prominent blood vessels that are typical of rosacea can lead to self-consciousness and reduced confidence. It can also cause the skin to feel warm, and reactive to certain products which may lead to some minor discomfort.
The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and vascular factors. Triggers such as: sun exposure, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, warm conditions, wind and hot beverages are found to commonly exacerbate the condition.
These can inflame the skin by stimulating blood vessel dilation and promoting immune system responses that result in redness, swelling, and the development of visible blood vessels on the skin’s surface. Additionally, an overactive immune system response and the presence of a skin mite called Demodex folliculorum have been associated with rosacea.
Rosacea is found to be a long-term condition without a known cure. However, it can be managed with proper treatment and lifestyle adjustments. Avoiding any known triggers and adopting a gentle skincare routine can play a crucial role in managing rosacea effectively, often helping to reduce the severity and frequency of any flare-ups.
Dermatological interventions, such as topical and oral medications can help to ease the symptoms and improve the appearance of the skin. Bank Medispa can support this regimen through the use of Dermalux LED Light Therapy, The Cool Peel and Hydrafacial which help alleviate symptoms and improve the health and appearance of the skin.