What causes Rosacea
Rosacea, a condition that’s most common among fair-skinned people, is often mistaken for allergies, eczema and acne. It’s also more common among women between the ages of 30 and 50.
The first sign of this condition is redness of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or all four areas. If left untreated, broken blood vessels will slowly start to appear and become thicker, which can lead to swelling and pain.
It’s also not uncommon for the pores of the face to widen and the skin to become drier. Bumps also tend to develop on the eyelids and eventually, even vision problems can occur.
There are several potential causes of rosacea, including genetics. Some of the other causes are issues with blood vessels, mites and bacteria called H. pylori.
Rosacea symptoms can be difficult to identify because they come and go over the course of several weeks. Fortunately, this is a condition that can be treated with the right products, advanced cosmetic technology and the expertise of a medical professional.
Rosacea Treatment Options
During your consultation at the Skin Confidence Clinic, we will assist you with a tailored treatment plan following a thorough skin evaluation and a discussion about your symptoms and concerns. We will also assist you with personalised advice on skincare regimes you can follow at home to reduce the recurrence of symptoms. Oral antibiotics and medicated topical creams are available that can also be used to reduce symptoms at home.
We also use Healite II LED light therapy treatments to address the symptoms associated with rosacea.
Healite II is incredibly versatile and uses different wavelengths of energy to treat an array of concerns. The wavelengths are delivered directly into the underlying tissues of the face to combat damaged blood vessels and redness.
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Once the light is absorbed by the skin, a natural healing
response is triggered, resulting in new skin cell formation,
wound repair and general rejuvenation.
Three different wavelengths can be used during a Healite session but in the case of rosacea, the red light (633NM wavelength) is used. The red light helps stimulate collagen production and improves skin elasticity and texture. It’s also ideal for reducing redness. A yellow light can also be used if inflammation is present. The yellow light (830NM wavelength) is mostly used to treat conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Once the light is absorbed by the skin, a natural healing response is triggered, resulting in new skin cell formation, wound repair and general rejuvenation.
An average session can take as little as 15 minutes but this will depend on your specific requirements. All you need to do is sit back and relax during your Healite II session and the wavelengths will do the rest. LED light therapy sessions are non-invasive and are even safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women. No pain is experienced during treatment and no downtime is required after sessions either.
At least one to two sessions spaced four weeks apart is recommended but this will be discussed during your consultation once your skin has been evaluated. Monthly maintenance treatments may also be required.
Patients are free to return to work or go home directly after their appointment.
An average session can take as little as 15 minutes but this will depend on your specific requirements.