Rosacea is a non-contagious skin inflammation that primarily affects the facial area. Surface capillaries dilate; creating a red flush that may be accompanied by small pustules and lumps. The most severe cases of Rosacea can create an enlarged nose, referred to as Rhinophyma. Rosacea is most predominant in skins with Celtic heritage, is three times more common in women and can develop between the ages of 30 and 60. The Australian Laser & Skin Clinic offers a range of solutions that receive good results, including Photo Rejuvenation and laser treatment for Rosacea.
Whilst there are no official causes of Rosacea, a combination of hereditary and environmental factors can trigger and aggravate its symptoms. Also, there are three possibilities that contribute to the formation of Rosacea. They include:
Whilst rosacea cannot be cured, triggers that can exacerbate symptoms include:
Facial rosacea is categorised into four subtypes, each with varying degrees of symptoms:
In conjunction with the frequent topical application of a soothing protectant such as Aloe Vera, the Australian Laser & Skin Clinic offers Photo Rejuvenation and a laser treatment for Rosacea to dramatically reduce the severity and duration of its symptoms. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) LLLT is a medical grade cold laser that promotes increased skin immunity and intensive repair without heat or discomfort. Emitting a gentle cold beam on affected areas, laser treatment for rosacea naturally promotes cell renewal to reduce inflammation and stabilise redness and itching, whilst promoting strength and relief to swollen and sore flare-ups. It is non-abrasive and completely pain-free, however some patients have reported feeling a slight discomfort and tingling sensation.
Photo rejuvenation utilises a specific light designed to target Rosacea. The light is transformed into heat energy that can treat the areas of redness without harming the skin’s surface. Photo rejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment performed with a medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Using multiple wavelengths of light, Photo Rejuvenation treats the dilated blood vessels in the face caused by Rosacea, causing the affected structures to absorb light. It results in the destruction of visible blood vessels, which then become naturally absorbed by the body. Over time, and with the right course of treatment, the redness and flushing of the skin that causes Rosacea becomes visibly reduced. For more information on Photo Rejuvenation, please click here.
Exposure to daylight is considered to be a major factor in the initiation and progression of Rosacea. To prevent and slow down the process from early to advance symptoms, it is recommended to wear sun screen daily whenever you are outdoors. Daily use of a 30+ sunscreen is also paramount when receiving Photo Rejuvenation for Rosacea.
Although make-up is not a cure, mineral make-up will provide an oil-free and mineral based foundation that effortlessly conceals, protects and nurtures Rosacea affected skins. Speak to us at Australian Laser today regarding our laser treatments for rosacea.