Rosacea Is Not A Long-Term Condition!
Rosacea is a very common issue globally, affecting 1 in 10 people in the UK. You may have been led to believe that Rosacea is something you need to learn to live with and accept about yourself – until now. Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, people travel far for our highly effective rosacea treatments as we don’t just try to prevent it; we aim to understand the root cause and eliminate it from here.
We know how exhausting it can be to tackle stubborn skin conditions like Rosacea, and you may well have spent a small fortune on over the counter creams to help ease the appearance of Rosacea. However, sometimes, what’s needed is a medical professional’s advice to help with that final boost to boot stubborn symptoms.
What makes it especially difficult is that Rosacea is commonly misdiagnosed. As a result, many patients waste several years on treatments for an issue they never had. In addition, those who suffer from Rosacea understandably say they also suffer from anxiety, embarrassment and life disruptions as flare-ups strike unpredictably.
What is Rosacea?
So as you already know, Rosacea is a common skin condition that mainly affects middle-aged white women. However, this does not completely rule out men or women of other ages. Due to their dilation (telangiectasia), Rosacea appears as intense blushing or flushing red through visible blood vessels. Sometimes people also experience small, pus-filled bumps (papules). This can lead to very sensitive, painful skin, and it is essential to treat this correctly. Rosacea can suddenly flare up without any notice and then leave again for a few months. The overall root cause of Rosacea is unknown. However, it has been linked to an overactive immune system, genetics, environmental factors, or a combination of all.
Some flare-ups could be triggered by:
- Hot drinks and spicy foods
- Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
- Temperature extremes
- Sun or wind
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
- Some cosmetic, skin or hair care products
At Aesthetics of Liverpool, our approach surrounds restorative medicine, which focuses on identifying and healing the internal imbalances leading to symptoms. As opposed to other medical treatments wherein doctors will only try to tackle symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
The Rosacea Internal Healing Method
Our expert Doctors will help you discover the underlying causes of Rosacea and address them. Whilst we will treat your symptoms, we will also learn what’s really causing your chronic skin condition. We will help you take steps towards improving your gut health and liver function, which directly affect your rosacea conditions. Please note, our suggested treatments are just an example of how to treat the symptoms. Despite these options achieving brilliant results, our medical experts will also endeavour to get to the bottom of the cause of your Rosacea.
Below is a guide to the treatments we have on offer.
Reduce the appearance of Rosacea by 60% in only a couple of sessions! We are amongst a niche group of clinics offering this treatment. This new treatment works by using the IPL to preheat the target area of Rosacea. A thermal path is then created, which allows radiofrequency energy to travel to the site of the condition and actively target the skin cells. Then, electromagnetic energy is sent directly to the target areas of pigment on the skin!
Specialist Skin Peels
We offer a range of specialist skin peels which effectively exfoliate the top layer of the skin and encourage skin regeneration; this prevents pores from becoming clogged with dead skin, which often aggravates Rosacea. Skin peels also help to reduce inflammation and promote gentle and natural healing. We will analyse your skin closely to determine which peel is best for your unique skin type.
In recent years, photobiomodulation light therapy has been popularised by celebrities, with everyone claiming the treatment has worked wonders for their skin compared to other procedures. There are different colours, all with a different role to target a vast range of skin conditions. For Rosacea treatment, the colour penetrates the skin and targets the tissue beneath the surface. This then triggers collagen production, which heals and revitalises the skin to create a fresh, radiant glow. Research has proven that mitochondria absorb the light in the skin cells, and this is what allows collagen to be produced. Not only does this treatment reduce the appearance of Rosacea, but it also can help with tightness and itchiness – ultimately relieving the redness and creating even skin tones.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an effective procedure for controlling cases of Rosacea. The IPL device is a laser that emits light rays at the skin in a multitude of wavelengths. These light rays are converted into heat, allowing them to penetrate deep into the dermis. These rays target the melanin, pigmented cells, both on the surface and deep down into the tissue.
Our medical clinicians control the IPL device; they are in complete control of the laser’s wavelength, pulse duration, sequences, and they decide on the pulse delay time. All these factors are crucial to ensuring your IPL treatment treats your Rosacea as effectively as it can.
When the laser beams reach the pigmented cells, the light rays heat the oxyhemoglobin in the blood. This process destroys the damaged capillaries at the skin’s surface. Blood vessels are also encouraged to shrink and constrict. Together these reactions to IPL cause redness and irritation, caused by the Rosacea, to be reduced. The body’s natural healing process is triggered as the skin undergoes a mild trauma from the heating process. This stimulates collagen production, which, in turn, helps repair the skin’s surface, smoothing the skin here and removing any bumps and pimples.
Another treatment we recommend is the FDA-approved SkinPen micro-needling treatment. By creating thousands of micro-injuries on the surface of the skin, the SkinPen reduces the aggression of Rosacea by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. As part of this process, the body increases its production of the proteins collagen and elastin. These proteins are essential for improving the structural integrity of the skin, as well as enhancing its appearance. With a stronger dermal and epidermal layer, the skin is more resistant to the causes of Rosacea’s redness and flushing. Furthermore, the increase in collagen production allows the body to smooth out the bumps and dimples on the surface.
It is important to arrange SkinPen treatments in between flare-ups and breakouts of Rosacea; however, our medical professionals will always consult your skin before going ahead with the treatment session.
As you can see, we offer a range of treatments, and if you choose Aesthetics of Liverpool, we ensure to treat your skin uniquely depending on your condition to treat the root cause of the issue and provide the most effective results. Remember, you are not alone with Rosacea and people across the North West are travelling to our clinic to receive our treatments. If you would like to find out more information, please head over to our website, and book a consultation today to start your recovery from Rosacea.