What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that occurs in adults, which can have the same characteristics of papular acne.

What are the symptoms?

Rosacea is characterised typically by a butterfly shape across the nose and cheeks of redness that may or may not include spots. This can include sustained redness, small bumps and flaking of the skin. For most people, rosacea tends to flare up periodically, lessen in intensity, and then flare up again. It is more common in woman aged 40 + but can effect men as well.

Causes of rosacea

Symptoms can become worse on eating spicy food, drinking alcohol, using certain skin products and exposure to extreme temperatures. Rosacea can also be bought on by hormonal changes.

Treatment for rosacea

Although there is no cure, regular light skin peels may control or reduce the signs and symptoms. Appropriate skincare products can also be discussed during a skin consultation. Most importantly, using a sun protection cream with a high SPF will prevent exposure to the sun worsening your rosacea.

If you would like to book in for a free skin consultation to discuss your rosacea, please give the team a call on 01844 318825 or fill out the contact form and one of the team will be in touch.