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Understanding and treating rosacea

25th October 2012  : 

Rosacea is most commonly categorised as the reddening of the face, especially in the cheeks that is often confused with blushing. However, unlike blushing, rosacea generally does not fade away and in some cases blood vessels may be visible as well as small red bumps across the face.

People who suffer from rosacea often experiencing thickening of the skin across their nose and sometimes the skin condition can affect the eyes causing irritation and watering.

How to Treat Rosacea:

As Rosacea is different for virtually every sufferer, it is always recommended to visit a Dermatologist, especially if you feel that your condition is taking over your life. They will be able to recommend a form of treatment that is suitable for your needs. This may be taking medications orally, or it could include apply medication topically directly onto the skin.

In some cases, a more intense strategy of dermatology treatment may be necessary, which could involve laser treatment that will remove the blood vessels whilst minimising the redness as well as the lumps on the skin.

Post Treatment:

The process of keeping Rosacea under control, generally does not end with medication or treatment, and for most people the process and long and virtually ongoing.

Due to the often aggressive treatment that is needed, most people will find that their skin is incredibly sensitive. This will mean that a gentle skin care regime will need to be undertaken in order to ensure that the skin does not become aggravated, which would of course encourage a flare up.

Fortunately, these days there are a great number of gentle products on the market that are perfect for aftercare, including moisturisers, cleansers, toners and sun creams that will offer your skin all of the vital ingredients that it needs in order to stay healthy.

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