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Treating rosacea and facial redness

Treating rosacea and facial redness

For sufferers of facial redness, it can often be a daily struggle to feel your best. Rosacea is a chronic and relapsing condition, meaning patients will likely have periods when their symptoms are particularly bad, followed by periods when the condition is less severe. As well as avoiding known triggers, certain medicines can help control flare ups, and at APSARAS Clinic in Coventry, Dr. Thevendra has helped many patients from Birmingham, Derby, Leicester and beyond whilst treating rosacea and the cosmetic concerns the skin condition presents.

A fairly common condition, rosacea is unfortunately a poorly understood skin condition that mainly affects the face. Sufferers can be left fighting rosacea for many years, as the condition is actually long-tern – or chronic. Symptoms of rosacea often begin with episodes of flushing, when the skin turns red and can look angry, leaving patients feeling unhappy about their appearance facially.

What causes rosacea and facial redness?

  • Despite little being known about the main cause/s of rosacea, the condition is quite common. In fact it is estimated that rosacea affects around 10% of the population, although severity of the condition varies.
  • Those with fair skin seem to be more susceptible to rosacea, but the condition – which cause unsightly or extreme redness to all or part the skin’s surface – can also occur in people with darker skin, including those patients of Asian and African origin.
  • Rosacea occurs in both men and women and can actually occur at any age. However, it typically begins after the age of 30.
  • Middle-aged women are more likely to see facial redness due to hot flushes caused by the menopause.

For those coping with rosacea, unfortunately other distressing symptoms of the condition can develop over time such as painful burning and stinging sensations across the skin on the face, permanent or often aggressive bouts of facial redness, papules and pustules (which manifest as spots) and even small blood vessels in the skin becoming more prominent. This is often common across the cheeks and nose. In very severe cases, the skin (usually on and around the nose) can thicken and enlarge.

Treating rosacea and facial redness

There is no cure for rosacea but there are ways to reduce the redness and pain associated with the condition. Identifying and avoiding the triggers of rosacea can be a useful way of controlling the symptoms. For many patients these include – but are not limited to – exposure to sunlight, stress, exercise, extreme hot OR cold weather, the menopause, vasodilator drugs, alcohol and caffeine, and even spicy foods including chillies and curry.

Understandably, rosacea is a most unwelcome condition of the skin which causes stress and embarrassment, resulting in many patients are seeking medical and cosmetic help. Book a consultation today with Dr. Thevendra to discover what treatments are available to treat rosacea and whether or not they are suitable for you. APSARAS Clinic offers a range of medical and cosmetic solutions to facial redness.

It is only through a full consultation that the skin expert can ascertain whether rosacea is the real concern, and what treatment can be offered. An appointment for a consultation can be booked on 0247 669 3700 or via email on info@apsaras.co.uk.