1. In a nutshell what is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin disorder which mostly affects the face and is common in the UK.
Patients with rosacea will experience a redness of their skin, especially on the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin and can experience flakiness also.
It is possible that rosacea can become worse over time with red bumps appearing, pimples, and a ruddy appearance.
2. What are the causes of Rosacea?
There is not one known cause for rosacea and the cause can vary between patient to patient.
It is thought that rosacea can be caused from a disorder of the blood vessels.
Other theories are that rosacea is caused by; fungus, skin mites, psychological or skin disorders.
3. What are the signs to look out for?
There are many signs to look out for, however a few are more prominent as early signs. These include: people who blush and redness that comes and goes, frequent redness, red bumps on the skin and pimples, visible blood vessels.
Patients may also experience some itching of the skin and a burning sensation.
Other but not as prominent signs include: possible swelling on the face, very dry skin, red patches which are raised and irritation of the eyes.
It is also possible that patients will experience skin thickening, especially on the nose.
4. How do I help or prevent rosacea?
There are a number of things that patients can do in their lifestyle to help their rosacea before opting for treatment.
This includes: avoiding alcohol and spicy food, maintaining and decreasing stress levels, avoiding heavy exercise, limit exposure to high wind and direct sunlight.
5. How is Rosacea diagnosed?
At Dental & Skin we will complete a thorough skin analysis to make a diagnosis by looking for signs and symptoms.
We will also assess your medical history and lifestyle routine.
6. What are the treatment options?
At Dental & Skin one of our most popular treatments for rosacea prevention is microneedling.
7. In a nutshell what is microneedling?
Microneedling is a restorative, anti-ageing facial treatment to boost the natural appearance of your skin.
Microneedling is used to correct the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, acne and uneven skin tone.
Microneedling increases the production of new collagen, by injuring the skin to create a more youthful appearance.
8. How is treatment carried out?
At Dental & Skin our doctor will first assess your skin to make sure you are a good candidate for microneedling.
We will then remove all make-up and apply a numbing cream to the whole face to make sure patients have a pain free experience. The numbing cream will be left on for around the time of 5 minutes.
The next step is to begin the treatment by applying and rolling the dermapen onto the target areas. We can adjust the size of the needles to suit the patient’s skin and comfortability.
The dermapen will be rolled over the face, creating tiny injuries to the top layer of the skin. This will boost the collagen underneath to produce new and fresher skin.
Once treatment has been completed, we will massage the treated area with aloe vera.
Visit our microneedling treatment page to find out more.
9. Why Rosacea treatment at Dental & Skin?
Our doctor has a Masters in Restorative & Aesthetics with over 10 years experience.
We are a passionate team, who strive to achieve the best results. Our team themselves have tried, and tested microneedling treatment.
At our London clinic we have the latest technology for microneedling; including the Dermapen.
We are constantly updating our knowledge and technique with regular trainings and meetings.
We work around your busy schedule with after work appointments and evening appointments.