Rosacea, or acne rosacea, is a non-contagious skin inflammation that exclusively affects the face. The small surface blood vessels (capillaries) of the skin enlarge, giving the appearance of a permanent flush. The forehead, cheeks and chin may develop yellow-headed pimples. Unlike acne, rosacea does not scar.
The condition first appears between the ages of 30 and 50 years. Frequent flushing or blushing is commonly the first sign. Over time, permanent redness (erythema) may develop as the capillaries enlarge and pustules begin to form. In men, severe rosacea can cause the nose to become reddened and enlarged (rhinophyma).
The symptoms tend to worsen with advancing age. The cause is unknown and there is no permanent cure. Overheating in bed at night may contribute to the development of rosacea.
Pigmentation occurs when melanin, a pigment in the skin, is overproduced. This causes discolouration that affects the surface of the skin. The most common types of pigmentation include age spots, melasma and freckles.
If you experience rosacea, or have concerns about any pigmentation issues affecting the skin, Instant Laser Clinic offers IPL skin rejuvenation in Melbourne as an effective treatment method, helping to reduce redness and improve skin texture and tone. Our rosacea and pigmentation treatment in Melbourne can be tailored to your skin to help you achieve your desired results.
*Results may vary from individual to individual.
*Disclaimer: All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients from Instant Laser Clinic. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
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
The cause of rosacea is unknown. Some researchers believe that people with rosacea are sensitive to the Demodex folliculorum mite, a microscopic creature that can inhabit the pores of the skin.
Some of the factors that can trigger the rosacea blush or worsen symptoms include:
› hot drinks
› coffee and team
› spicy foods
› overexposure to sunlight
› anxiety or emotional stress
› food sensitivity
› overheating, especially in bed at night
Some of the complications of rosacea include:
› Rhinophyma – the skin of the nose becomes severely reddened, swollen and pulpy. This is caused by the enlargement of the sebaceous glands. Some men are prone to this complication.
› Conjunctivitis – is inflammation of the conjunctiva (membrane of the eye).
Treatment options for rosacea depending on the severity, but may include:
› avoidance of known triggers – such as sunlight, alcohol and spicy foods
› antibiotics – such as doxycycline or minocycline. It is not clear how antibiotics reduce the severity of the rash. Generally, antibiotics only start to work after three to four weeks and take six weeks to completely clear rosacea. Two-thirds of people have a prolonged remission after a single course of antibiotics. One-third relapse within a few months and may require maintenance therapy
› professional skincare program or Antibiotics that could be given by our cosmetic physician after a complete skin assessment.
› diathermy – a small device that generates heat is applied to the damaged blood vessels
› IPL skin rejuvenation in Melbourne
› Nd Yag Laser treatment by Fotona Dynamis
The cost of IPL rosacea treatment and pigmentation removal in Melbourne is based on the size of the area being treated. It starts from $120 per session for a small area such as the chin region and up. Normally a course of 2-4 sessions with a month interval in between sessions is required.
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