60% of people in the UK currently suffer from some form of skin disease and rosacea is amongst the most common of the facial skin rashes. Rosacea causes a flushed, reddened outward appearance on the skin but can also cause the skin to feel very sensitive or even like it is burning and stinging. It usually begins with the skin on the cheeks flushing easily but can spread to the nose, chin and impact on other areas of the face. Some people who suffer from rosacea may also experience small, pus-filled spots and a red bumpy appearance to the rash (papules). Small red streaks caused by dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia) can also add to the facial redness. Most people with this condition have periods where the effects are much more severe and periods where the reddening is much less noticeable. Although most sufferers start to develop the condition between the ages of 30 - 50, it can affect people of all ages and genders. Frustratingly, the red, uncomfortable appearance of the skin rash for some people may be permanent and not seem to ease away.
The exact cause of this condition is still unknown. However, there are a number of suggested causes:
● Blood vessel abnormalities
● Skin Peptides
There are also a number of studies that suggest daily activities that can trigger or worsen the condition. These include but are not limited to:
● Hot Baths
● Exposure to Sunlight
If you have been suffering from rosacea, then you will know just how disheartening, embarrassing and upsetting this condition can be. With the condition being widely misunderstood, there is the added problem that many sufferers can be left feeling confused about a cure or the treatment options that are available to them. Some people have been misdiagnosed with acne, psoriasis and other severe skin conditions which makes knowing how to treat the rash problematic. Many rosacea patients who have developed the rash have understandably reported feelings of anxiety, embarrassment and disruptions to their social life as it can flare up unexpectedly.
The good news is that you do not have to simply suffer from this condition - there are steps that you can take to drastically reduce and alleviate the symptoms of rosacea. It is entirely possible to follow a bespoke treatment plan that will help to ease your pain symptoms, red flushing and the overall appearance of the rash and most importantly, get you back to feeling like you again.
There are a number of treatment options available to you if you are having problems with finding a cure or a solution for rosacea. It is widely reported that sun exposure and sun damage worsen the condition of rosacea. The first step to consider in your treatment is to keep the affected skin away from direct sunlight where possible and to protect your skin with sunscreen when on holiday or on particularly on hot days.
However, If you are looking for a lasting, effective treatment for your skin condition then here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we have a range of carefully tailored procedures and treatment plans that can really help you to manage and soothe your skin condition. The first treatment we offer to help combat the symptoms of rosacea is our new E-Light treatment.
We are very excited to announce that we are amongst an exclusive group of clinics that currently offer the innovative treatment: E-light I-plus.
This new rosacea treatment helps to combat and reduce the effects of facial veins, active acne, pigmentation and of course, rosacea. The E-light I-Plus combines both RF (radio frequency) & IPL (intense pulse light) technology in one efficient handset.
The treatment works by firstly using the IPL to preheat the target area of the skin condition. Once the area has been treated, a thermal path is created where the radio frequency energy can travel to the site of the skin condition and start to work the skin cells. After this process, electromagnetic energy is expertly sent directly to the targeted vascular and pigmented areas of the skin.
This new treatment is able to offer outstanding results and substantially improve the frustrating, uncomfortable condition that is rosacea. More than this, E-light treatment is safe, comfortable and efficient and can target conditions in a way that has never been possible before. With E-light plus there are no painful side effects, and you can return to your normal daily activities straight after you leave our clinic. This fast, reliable and outstanding rosacea treatment will get you feeling fantastic and confident in your own skin. This treatment also has the huge advantage of very little possible side effects and is a comfortable safe treatment.
If this treatment doesn’t sound right for you, We also offer an alternative or additional treatments for rosacea including light therapy.
LED light therapy is an accomplished option to consider. LED light therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years with many patients reporting that after years of trying other treatment options light therapy has truly worked for their skin condition.
NASA originally developed and utilised light therapy to encourage the growth of plants and to aid the treatment of injured astronauts while in space. This technology has now been brought to the mainstream and can be used aesthetically to target a wide variety of difficult skin conditions including the chronic condition rosacea.
There are many uses of red light therapy and here are just some of the benefits based on scientific research:
● It helps rejuvenate facial skin and smooths skin tone.
● The light builds collagen in the skin to reduce wrinkles.
● It helps to repair sun damage or damaged skin.
● The light activates the lymphatic system for potentially improved detoxification.
● Decreases inflammation in the skin.
● Helps fade scars and stretch marks.
● Improves hair growth to reverse balding.
● Stimulates slow-healing wounds.
● Can prevent recurring cold sores, or herpes simplex.
● Helpful in the short term for carpal tunnel syndrome
For rosacea treatment, the colour wavelengths are able to penetrate the skin; this light energy targets underlying tissue to trigger collagen production and other biochemical mechanisms leaving skin bright and rejuvenated. Studies into how light treatment works suggest that the light is taken in by the mitochondria in the skin cells. This absorption of light, in turn, stimulates collagen production which is the essential building block of healthy skin.
Using this treatment to target rosacea can reduce the feelings of tightness and itchiness that rosacea causes and in turn reduce the redness. LED light will also help to restore the moisture of the skin to help create a much evener skin tone and overall appearance.
By getting in touch with one of our clinical team, you can begin to create your bespoke treatment package and start on your journey to beautiful skin. Every person is unique, and by booking an appointment with one of our practitioners we will be able to advise and guide you on the treatment that will be most effective for your personal condition. We can also discuss the results you are hoping to achieve.
We will make you very comfortable during your LED treatment. The treatment causes no pain or discomfort, it is a gentle heat free treatment that is suitable for all skin types. During treatment, the LED Light is placed over the desired area for approximately 20-30 minutes as it works to restore and rejuvenate your skin.
The amount of time and the number of sessions needed to achieve results will vary depending on your condition and the results you are looking for.
Skin peels help rosacea by exfoliating the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged with dead skin cells, which can aggravate rosacea.
They can also help to reduce inflammation and promote skin healing. Our peels vary in strength and we will recommend which one is best for you. In summary for those clients suffering from Rosacea here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we have the very latest treatments available that will help, control symptoms of Rosacea and welcome consultations so that we can provide you with the most appropriate treatment option to get you the best available results.
Get in touch today for professional, friendly advice. We will work closely with you to carefully select the best treatment choice to help you get started on your journey to feeling like the best version of you.
To book your consultation with us, please call Aesthetics of Liverpool on 0151 203 1393