Rosacea skin condition

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face.
Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps). Rosacea is also known as red face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy.

Approximately 1 in every 20 people – 14 million people – are estimated to be affected with rosacea.

What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

  • Flushing (easily blushing)
  • Facial skin hyper-reactivity
  • Facial skin hyper-reactivity
  • Persistent redness
  • Spots, papules, and pustules (Inflammatory rosacea)
  • Inflamed blood vessels (vascular rosacea)
  • Rhinophyma – Excess facial skin around the nose
  • Ocular rosacea- watery eyes and ichy eyes.
  • Facial swelling

The US National Rosacea Society is a valuable source of information to patients, and conducted its own survey of 1,066 rosacea patients showing which factors affect the most people:

– Sun exposure 81%
– Emotional stress 79%
– Hot weather 75%
– Wind 57%
– Heavy exercise 56%
– Alcohol consumption 52%
– Hot baths 51%
– Cold weather 46%
– Spicy foods 45%
– Humidity 44%
– Indoor heat 41%
– Certain skin-care products 41%
– Heated beverages 36%
– Certain cosmetics 27%
– Medications (specifically stimulants) 15%
– Medical conditions 15%
– Certain fruits 13%
– Marinated meats 10%
– Certain vegetables 9%
– Dairy products 8%

How does IPL (intense Pulsed Light) treatment work?

The Intense Pulsed Light are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobinin (the blood in your problem vessels).

The light is converted to heat, which destroys the protein in the wall of the blood vessels, causing the vessels to gradually disappear after treatment.
To ensure the best light transmission, a thin layer of gel is applied to yourskin before your Rosacea treatment.

How long does the treatment take?

The treatment time depends on the area to be coveredand the number of distinct vessels to be treated.
A single session typically lasts 20-45 minutes.

Our approach

At La Pelle Skin Cinic we have been treating Rosacea for over 15 years, and based on our experience we will advice you on how to keep your condition under control and show you how to get the best possible results.

We offer an initial consultation, to analyze the level of the condition and indicate the best treatment method for your case, we will be explaining to you how the treatment works and why it is so effective.

We also do recommend Vitamins and Supplements which will speed up the process of treatment and keep your skin healthy.

In some cases we do recommend a followup with our nutritionist who will be working very closely with you, giving you the right advice based on your blood type to keep your condition under control.

Treatment results

Before and after a course of IPL treatments and nutrition guidance