Rosacea is a skin condition that has lots of myths associated with it. It is believed that 1 in 10 people in the UK suffers with it to some degree, but despite its ubiquity, few people understand why it occurs, or how serious it can become when left untreated.
Here at our North London clinic we treat rosacea with laser treatment. This will improve the condition of your skin and give you more confidence in your appearance. Rosacea flares up when your skin is exposed to whatever triggers flushing; the most common symptom of rosacea. It might be hot or cold temperatures, skin care products to which you have a reaction, or certain foods.
When you visit us for your consultation at our North London practice, we’ll not only talk to you about how you can maintain healthy skin through regular laser treatments, but also discuss what your personal rosacea triggers might be, with a view to helping you avoid them as you go about your daily routine.
Why you shouldn’t ignore rosacea symptoms
So your skin goes a bit red when walking in the cold, or after a hot bath, but does it matter? Experience might have taught you that this livid red rash will disappear again after half an hour anyway.
Flushing red is only one symptom of rosacea. A severe breaking out of spots and pimples across the face is not uncommon and neither are thread veins; unsightly red veins that will remain permanently and visibly on the surface of your skin, until you receive treatment to have them removed. Your skin can become sore and even painful.
Of course you can do your best to cover up the blemishes and redness with make up, but bear in mind that regular heavy make up usage is likely to aggravate your skin further. Laser treatment should give your skin a healthier, more attractive look and eliminate the need for you to cover yourself in potentially rosacea-worsening skin products.
Rosacea is not contagious
Rosacea is more common in older people, but that doesn’t mean the under 30s can’t suffer with it as well. It tends to depend on your genetics as it is often an inherited skin condition. It’s also not the sole preserve of heavy drinkers as is commonly believed. Anyone can be affected by rosacea at any time and as your symptoms get worse, the more the appearance of your skin will suffer.
It’s not a contagious skin condition and can’t be passed on by coming into contact with it, but given the lack of knowledge surrounding rosacea, people who pass you in the street; people who stare at your flushed skin, are unlikely to be aware of that.
If you don’t want to have to explain why you have rosacea-associated skin rashes, flushing red, pimples and thread veins, to everyone who looks at your face with curiosity, why not book yourself in for a consultation with us? Find out more about your condition and how to manage it before it naturally worsens.
Our highly experienced team of rosacea experts here at our North London clinic will be happy to advise you and put together a rosacea management schedule to ensure you stay in control of your symptoms and avoid unnecessary flareups.