”Inadequate digestive enzymes and possibly low stomach acid (hydrochloric acid, or HCl) have been linked to acne rosacea. You might also want to try transdermal vitamin A and C, for example Environ’s AVST and C Boost” Patrick Holford.
Rosacea is a common rash, usually occurring on the face, which predominantly affects both middle-aged (age range 40 to 60 years old) and fair-skinned people. It is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men. It is a chronic condition and, in any individual, the severity tends to come and go. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by redness, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps and pus-filled spots (sometimes these may only be visible with a magnifying glass), often with a tendency to blush easily. There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the eyes and eyelid.
Treatments available at Mediskin for Rosacea
Frequently asked questions about Rosacea.
What is rosacea
Rosacea is a common disease that encompasses a broad range of symptoms. Rosacea usually begins in middle aged men and women and is characterised most commonly by flushing, facial redness, and visible blood vessels. Some forms of Rosacea also cause red bumps, pimples, thickening of the skin and eye symptoms.
What causes rosacea?
The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. A number of factors can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Some of these factors include: Hot drinks and spicy foods, Alcohol, Temperature extremes, Sunlight or wind, Emotions, Exercise, Cosmetics, Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
What are the symptoms of rosacea?
The most common symptoms include facial redness – usually on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Visible vessels (called telangiectasias), facial swelling and burning sensations are also experienced. Red bumps or pimples may be seen as well. Rosacea can develop gradually, as mild episodes of facial blushing. Over time, flushing may lead to a permanently red face
What can Mediskin do for rosacea?
To reduce redness and veins, IPL Skin Rejuvenation treatment is the best option. A daily skin routine is also vital to protect against environmental aggressors and oxidative stress. Environ Facials are very effective at bringing down inflammation and strengthening the skins protective barrier. Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusions are avery cooling treatment and a good option for its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects. Also using products that are paraben and petrochemical free to avoid any irritation. We also highly recommend colonic irrigation as treatment for rosacea as this can help reduce internal inflammation therefore treat the skin inflammation.
What are the stages of rosacea?
Stage One – Redness The cheeks or forehead appear to have a flush or sunburn. The redness is caused by dilation of the blood vessels in the skin, which allow more blood to flow and pool under the surface of the skin. Stage Two – Pimples The next stage pimples may appear on the face. The types of pimples seen in people with Rosacea differ from acne, which are characterised by blackheads or whiteheads. In Rosacea the pimples appear as small red and solid or pus filled. A characteristic symptom of Rosacea is dilated blood vessels that become distended under the surface of the skin. Stage Three – In severe and rare cases, the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in your nose and sometimes your cheeks become enlarged, resulting in a buildup of tissue on and around your nose — a condition called rhinophyma (rie-no-FIE-muh). This complication is much more common in men and develops slowly over a period of years.
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