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Concern of the Month: Rosacea

Posted 11/04/2024 | Advice

Welcome to our spotlight on Rosacea, one of our specialist subject, and April’s Concern of the Month.

April also happens to be Rosacea Awareness Month, so let’s explore the intricacies of this common yet often challenging skin condition, delving into the causes, symptoms, and available treatments to help you better understand and manage Rosacea.

Understanding Rosacea

Rosacea is characterised by redness, dilated blood vessels, stinging sensations, and, in some cases, the presence of spots and sebaceous gland hyperplasia, which involves enlarged oil glands.

The cause of this skin condition remains elusive, but factors such as genetics, the immune system, and environmental elements play significant roles. Triggers like sun exposure, alcohol and caffeine consumption, diet, and stress can lead to flare-ups, characterised by redness, thread veins, and uncomfortably sensitive skin.

Navigating Solutions for Redness and Sensitivity

Thames Skin Clinic Founder Dr Anna Hemming has been very vocal about her experience with Rosacea, in fact it’s one of the reasons she immersed herself into the world of medical aesthetics, and more specifically skin transformation. Her first-hand experience with the condition allows her to lead her patients with empathy and genuine passion as they too learn to live with Rosacea.

We say live with, because currently, there is no cure for the condition. This is why it’s so important to manage skin health carefully in minimise flare ups and provide relief from the discomfort associated with them.

It’s crucial to recognise that effective management requires a tailored approach that considers your individual triggers and the unique characteristics of your skin.

Available Treatments for Rosacea

At Thames Skin Clinic, we offer a range of treatments designed to alleviate the symptoms of Rosacea:

  1. Hydrafacial: This non-invasive treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin, promoting a clearer and more radiant complexion. Hydrafacial can play a crucial role in managing Rosacea symptoms.
  1. LED Phototherapy: Harnessing the power of light, LED phototherapy is known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. This treatment can aid in reducing redness and promoting overall skin health.
  1. Excela V+: This advanced laser system is designed to target vascular and pigmented lesions, offering a potential solution for thread veins and redness associated with Rosacea.
  1. AviClear: As part of our comprehensive approach, AviClear may be recommended to support the management of Rosacea symptoms. While results may vary, the treatment’s unique capabilities make it a promising addition to our arsenal.

It’s important to note that while AviClear shows promise, there is still ongoing research to establish its definitive effectiveness in easing Rosacea symptoms.

Taking the First Step

If you are dealing with Rosacea and seeking relief, consider scheduling a consultation with our experienced professionals. We’ll work with you to understand your unique triggers, assess your skin condition, and tailor a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

In conclusion, managing Rosacea involves a multi-faceted approach that combines professional treatments with a personalized skincare regimen. At Thames Skin Clinic, our goal is to empower you to navigate the complexities of Rosacea, providing effective solutions to enhance the health and appearance of your skin.

Book a consultation today and take the first step towards a more comfortable and confident you.

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