I Have Some Abnormalities and Redness on my Face. How do I know it is Rosacea?
Symptoms of rosacea can include facial redness, swollen red bumps on the face that look similar to acne, eye problems such as dryness and irritation, and an enlarged nose. The most common symptom is facial redness, which occurs as a result of small facial blood vessels swelling and causing the face to look red. To confirm a diagnosis of rosacea, you should see your doctor or consult with a dermatologist.
Oh no. Have I been irresponsible to let this happen? What could I have done wrong?
No, you haven’t been irresponsible, and you most certainly haven’t done anything wrong to cause rosacea. While the cause of the condition is still unknown, it isn’t thought to be causedby the actions of an individual.Factors that may contribute to a person developing rosacea include having a family history of the condition, having a light skin colour, and suffering from facial blood vessel abnormalities – all things that are out of a person’s control.
I Feel Embarrassed and Like I’m the Only Person who suffers from this Condition. How Common is Rosacea?
While you’re certainly not alone in feeling this way, in reality, Rosacea is a very common affliction. There are many sufferers around the world, with 1 in 20 people estimated to be affected. However, many sufferers may not realise that they’re suffering from the condition, making it seem like fewer people are affected.
Is There Any Cure? Are There Any Rosacea Treatments?
No, a cure for rosacea does not currently exist. However, there are various treatments that can address symptoms and reduce the impact the condition has on a person’s life. These treatments include skin needling, chemical peels – all of which are offered here at Laser Skin Solutions. For more information about treatments and prices.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Reduce the Symptoms?
Yes, there are a number of changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle in order to minimise facial redness and other symptoms caused by rosacea. Steps you can take include:
- Reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Avoiding extremes in temperature – both hot and cold
- Using gentle skin products instead of harsh chemicals
- Applying sunscreen and moisturiser daily
- Eating more organic and natural foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables
- Reducing consumption of spicy foods and hot drinks
- Managing stress levels
Where Can I Learn More About Treating Rosacea?
If you’re interested in learning more about treating the symptoms of Rosacea, contact our skin clinicians today. We’re happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about our available treatment options.