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Redness & Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition comprising of redness, sensitivity and break-outs that affects approximately 1 in 10 people all around the world. In rosacea, we see a long-term inflammatory process that causes an over-growth of capillary blood vessels in the upper layers of the skin. These tiny blood vessels are very sensitive and enlarge in response to sunlight, stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, caffeine and hot or cold weather. This causes flushing and a sensation of burning or stinging. Over time, the chronic inflammation leads to larger vessels growing (‘telangiectasia’) and these are often seen around the nose and across the cheeks and chin.

Redness & Rosacea

Treatment Options

The treatment of redness and rosacea is with a combined approach: topical skin treatment programme and laser.

At the Dr Tatiana Clinic, we understand that your daily skincare routine can be incredibly valuable. By adjusting your skin routine, we can ensure that the treatments we offer in clinic are more effective and longer-lasting. Our rosacea management programme involves topical skin treatments that reduce the over-production of sebum, reduce skin inflammation, improve the skin barrier function and minimise the impact of irritants such as UV light. At your first consultation with us, we will spend some time discussing the best skincare ingredients for treating and preventing rosacea. We will then put together an individual treatment plan for your skin.

VBeam is a Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) and is the gold-standard laser treatment for rosacea. PDL targets haemoglobin within blood and so is able to specifically and permanently remove the capillary vessels that cause rosacea, without affecting the surrounding skin. This ensures that PDL a very safe and effective treatment in Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. Skin types V and VI would be safer with LED phototherapy instead of laser treatment.

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have gained considerable popularity in recent years for their ability to effectively treat a multitude of skin problems with no discomfort and no down-time. LED phototherapy utilises certain colours (or wavelengths) of light at high intensities to stimulate skin cells. LEDs are now approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in America for the treatment of wrinkles, acne, joint and muscle aches and pains, joint stiffness, and in the improvement of wound healing.{Ablon:2018wl}  The light energy emitted from LEDs is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that is then used for other functions such as repair, growth or creation of new collagen and elastin. In rosacea, we use LED phototherapy to reduce inflammation and improve the healthy function of skin cells. This treatment is safe for any skin type.

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