Treatments for Rosacea

What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects the face. It is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. Rosacea most commonly presents as blushing, prolonged periods of redness and inflamed blood vessels.
The symptoms of rosacea include:

  • enlarged capillaries (telangiectasis)
  • a permanent flush across the nose and cheeks
  • yellow-headed pimples on the forehead, cheeks and chin
  • non-tender lumps under the skin
  • mildly swollen cheeks and nose (hyperplasia)
  • frequent blushing
  • a sensation of burning or stinging
  • a rash that is confined to the face.

Rosacea clients present with much thinner, reactive skin and they display a lot more of their capillary junctions. The exact causes of Rosacea are not known but a number of factors can trigger symptoms such as stress, free radical damage, heat, spicy food and red wine. There is no cure for rosacea. However, there are various treatments which can relieve the signs and symptoms. A combination of medications, dermal products, dermal treatments and lifestyle changes generally give the best results.
Best Face Plus Treatments for clients with Rosacea:
First our trained dermal therapists need to assess what type of Rosacea you have as the skin condition can manifest in different ways. For example, some clients with rosacea have dehydrated, sensitive skin. Others may have rosacea combined with acne and inflammation. Rosacea can be a genetic condition and runs in their family. Often people with very fair complexions are predisposed to it, or it can appear later on in life. The diversity of this skin condition means the treatment and product plan needs to be tailored to the client.
The Goal with these treatments is to rebuild the skin’s integrity and enrich the skin with antioxidants and calming ingredients to help settle and neutralise the redness.

  1. Signature Enzyme Facial

Ground spelt and natural kaolin enzymes are key ingredients used which suit all skin types and sensitivities. Enzymes are a safe and effective natural way to facilitate exfoliation, help overall biological processes in the skin and it also works to inhibit free-radical damage. Enzymes accelerate biochemical reactions in a cell that would proceed minimally or not at all if the enzymes were not present.
This deep yet gentle exfoliation is suitable for even the most sensitive skins such as those clients with Rosacea.  The Enzyme treatment removes the stratum corneum surface of the skin which will leave the complexion smooth, hydrated and glowing.
Must have treatment add on for clients with Rosacea:
Yellow LED Light
LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive revolutionary light therapy treatment which can reduce pore size, improve health and vibrancy of the skin, promote healing of damaged or compromised skin and can remove bacteria which causes redness and inflammation in acne-prone skin.
Yellow LED Light: Rebuilds and strengthens tissue at a deep level which leads to a softening of lines while triggering the healing process of the skin. Yellow LED provides deep dermal stimulation and heals the skin from within.

  1. Herbal Hydra Peel Calm & Herbal Phyto Peel Calm

Using the power of selected botanical strength herbs, the Herbal Hydration & Phyto Peel were made for clients concerned with:

  • Targeting skin sensitivities such as Rosacea & Acne
  • Brightening the skin
  • Increasing plump and improving texture
  • Cellular rejuvenation
  • Anti-Aging

The peel activates the skin’s metabolism and detoxification by increasing circulation. The skin is supplied with oxygen and nutrients by the improved microcirculation. The treatment also activated the skin’s repair mechanism through targeted, controlled irritation. The herbal and phyto calms are gentle enough for clients with Rosacea, while still working to repair the skins barrier for stronger, healthier skin.
After treatment patients will see an immediate visible difference and the skin will feel instantly rejuvenated. Patients with Rosacea should aim to have one treatment fortnightly, with a total of six treatments to achieve long term revitalised, calmer and smoother skin.
Laser Treatments:
Laser treatments should only be attempted by Rosacea clients who have managed to control the severity of their symptoms. Laser treatments effectively cause heat and a micro trauma to the skin which can cause flare ups in reactive skin types. At Face Plus Medispa, we recommend a series of enzyme facials and herbal peel treatments before commencing with Laser.

  1. IPL

IPL is amazing to zap away the capillaries which are quite pronounced in clients with rosacea, however, the technician needs to be conservative with the levels and the amount of heat used on the skin as it can cause a reactive effect. This treatment should only be performed on clients that have built up to a healthier more balanced skin barrier.

  1. Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is great for diffusing redness in your complexion, however, the laser genesis builds heat within the skin so you would need a client that has also worked extensively to rebuild the balance of their skin before beginning this treatment.
Clients with Rosacea need to ensure that their at home skincare routine compliments the work performed in clinic by our trained dermal therapists. Rosacea clients need to be extremely conscious of the kind of topical products they use day to day if they want to achieve long term change and settle the symptoms associated with Rosacea.
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