Rosacea is a disorder of the face that results in redness, prominent blood vessels, swelling of pores, and skin eruptions similar to acne. Also called "adult acne", the cause of rosacea is unknown. It occurs most often in fair skinned people, particularly those who blush easily. Women are more commonly affected, although men are more severely affected. Symptoms usually begin to appear between ages 30 to 50, and the disorder is most often seen in middle-aged or older people.
The signs of rosacea are:
While rosacea cannot be cured, its symptoms can be controlled and your appearance can be treated. The best way to control rosacea is to avoid the triggering events such as prolonged periods of sun exposure, nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol. Heat and rich foods can also contribute to the effects of rosacea. While topical creams may help control rosacea, the best way to improve your appearance is with light-based treatments such as laser. Treatments must be individualised depending on the severity of your condition and the symptoms you want treated. At Wells Medical Centre, our doctor will design a treatment plan to meet your needs. The redness, broken capillaries, and enlarged blood vessels can often be reduced in only a few visits.
At the Clinic we specialise in non-burning, no downtime techniques. Most of our patients require no anaesthetic for the treatments, and can return immediately to their daily routine.
For any other concerns or queries you may have about rosacea treatment, please visit our contact page to get in touch with us.