A common inflammatory skin disorder which often begins with redness appearing on the face-usually on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead.
The redness may gradually appear on the ears, chest, neck and eyes. At first, the redness may come and go, but overtime, it can become more persistent, and visible blood vessels and tiny pimples may appear. Some people may feel a burning or itching sensation on their face.
Rosacea is progressive, meaning if symptoms are not treated and triggers are not managed, they may worsen over time. Rosacea is a chronic condition and although there is no cure, its symptoms can be reduced and managed with the help from the medical skin therapists at the Bradford Skin Clinic.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?
- Flushing: Several people suffering with Rosacea have a history of flushing or blushing in the cheek area quite frequently. The redness is not present all day; it generally comes and goes depending on the individuals daily activities, diet, weather, etc.
- Persistent Redness: Persistent facial redness is the most common sign of Rosacea and is generally irritating as it may cause a burning sensation. Generally, it looks like an individual has a sunburn that never goes away.
- Bumps and Pimples: Small red bumps and pus-filled pimples often develop along the cheeks and nose area. A burning/stinging sensation is generally present with these symptoms. These bumps are generally found on the cheeks, chin and nose-this is not acne!
- Visible Blood Vessels: Small and medium blood vessels will begin to appear on the surface of the skin and will worsen with time if the condition is left untreated.
- Eye Irritation: If the condition is left untreated, it is likely that the condition will turn into ocular rosacea. The eyes generally look bloodshot and the eyelid may experience some redness and swelling.
HOW BRADFORD SKIN CLINIC CAN HELP PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH ROSACEA
At Bradford Skin Clinic, we offer VPL Laser Treatments that balance and maintain Rosacea. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, the treatments offered significantly reduce the amount of redness and discomfort present in the skin. Treatments will balance the condition if they are done periodically. Along with treatments, we offer skincare that is compatible with Rosacea. It is crucial for people suffering with Rosacea to use non-irritating products on their skin, containing absolutely no chemical fillers or perfumes. A sunblock is highly recommended as part of an individual’s skincare regime, as the sun is a major trigger of Rosacea.
LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT TIPS
There are several aspects that trigger Rosacea in a negative way and it is important for people suffering with Rosacea to avoid and protect them from as many as possible. Some of the most common triggers that should be avoided include; sun exposure, weather, alcohol, hot showers/baths, spicy foods and certain makeup/cosmetics. It is recommended for people dealing with Rosacea to avoid any high-wind sports, such as skiing or snowboarding.
REAL RESULTS AT BRADFORD SKIN CLINIC