Rosacea

Skin & Facial Redness (Rosacea)

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About Rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition characterised by facial flushing and other signs of redness, coarseness of skin and pimpleslike eruption. It affects approximately 1 in 20 people.

Occurrence

  • Facialflushing could be seen from childhood or the early teens. More common in fair-skinned individuals.
  • Commonly affects face and eyes, especially around the nose, cheeks and chin and in between the brow.

Signs and Symptoms

Easy blushing and flushing of the facial skin is the most common sign.

  • Warm, swollen skin especially around nose and cheeks ( common in women)
  • Accompanying dandruff and oily skin
  • Small red bumps, pimples, pus filled lesions (pustules)
  • Broken dilated superficial blood vessels/ capillaries ( telangiectasia )
  • Enlarged prominent oil glands over nose, chin and cheeks
  • 50% of affected individuals will have eye issues also-including redness, burning, gritty feeling in the eye,
    foreign body sensation and swollen inflamed eyelids

Causes

The exact cause of Rosacea is still unknown. But a number of factors can aggravate or trigger Rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Some of them include

  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol (especially red wine)
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Sunlight
  • Stress, anger or embarrassment
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Hot baths, saunas
  • Corticosteroids
  • Some blood pressure medications
  • Fragrances
  • Astringents
  • Exfoliating agents

Treatments at Christell clinic

  • Photo facials
  • Hydra peel
  • Skin healing light therapy
  • Vitamin infusion for the skin