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Skincare Advice

What is Rosacea and Acne Rosacea?


Rosacea is a common skin condition that typically affects the face. It causes a red face and visible blood vessels generally around the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. Some people may find that rosacea causes them to have small red bumps which may be filled with puss which is known as acne rosacea. These signs and symptoms can flare up for weeks/months and then go away.

When someone who is suffering from a bout of Rosacea will experience small red veins, thread veins or spider veins, red blood vessels present on the skin. These are just tiny capillaries that are filled with blood.


What is the main cause Rosacea and Acne Rosacea?

The cause of rosacea and acne rosacea is unknown, however there are many things that can trigger a flare up such as: heat, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, cheese, caffeine, hot drinks and exercising. Rosacea can often be genetic.


How to treat Rosacea:

The best rosacea treatment and acne rosacea treatment to reduce redness on the face is IPL Photo Treatments (Intense Pulse Light). IPL Photo Facials are excellent as the heat generated from the IPL cauterises the blood vessels and spider veins. We use the same IPL laser as the NHS use so results are noticed after just one treatment. IPL facials control the symptoms and stop it from getting any worse, maintenance treatments are recommended. This treatment will also give you complete skin rejuvenation, IPL treatments are incredible for stimulating more collagen and elastin to keep your skin looking younger.

Naturally results are longer lasting when specific skin supplements along with calming rosacea cream and skin care products are combined. It’s essential to repair the skin barrier with milder forms of vitamin A and protect it with a sensitive SPF. Internal supplementation works really well for this skin type as it treats from within and makes skin healthier.


What not to do if you have Rosacea

Aggressive exfoliation and acids such as glycolic and salicylic acid should be avoided at all costs! Retinol and tretinoin should also be avoided in the early days until it is under control and skin is healthier. We wouldn’t recommend Laser Resurfacing, Microdermabrasion or Radio Frequency Micro Needling either.


Our recommended treatments:

IPL Photo Facials

Environ Redness Reduction


Our supplements:

Skin complete

Skin clear biome

Skin Vit C

Skin omegas


Our skin care:

Environ Skin care

Obagi Medical