Rosacea – Treatment Options

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Rosacea Treatments, London

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It’s more common in women and people with lighter skin, but men can also have this condition and symptoms can often be worse. Treatment can help with symptoms.

The signs of rosacea include

  • redness and blushing across the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes
  • a burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products
  • tiny broken blood vessels that do not go away may appear on the skin
  • small pink or red bumps, sometimes these become filled with a yellowish liquid and can be confused with acne

IPL Skin Rejuvenation can be truly life changing for people experiencing rosacea (available at our Moorgate clinic and recommended by the NHS to address the condition).  This treatment can rapidly and drastically reduce the symptoms of rosacea and is even more effective teamed with targeted skincare solutions. Find out more by clicking here.

We offer a range of skincare products that can be a great help in addressing this condition from our skincare partner isClinical.

Pro-Heal Serum Advance+

Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ provides extremely powerful antioxidant protection that helps to calm inflammation. This scientifically advanced formulation combines L-Ascorbic Acid with Olive Leaf Extract and pure Vitamins E and A to improve the appearance of compromised skin.

Cream Cleanser

Quality cosmeceutical cleansers can offer a balance of helpful ingredients to calm rosacea. iS Clinical Cream Cleanser can help reduce inflammation and minimize the visible signs of rosacea. Cream Cleanser combines bio-nutrients, antioxidants, and restorative ingredients that work to thoroughly cleanse the surface and pores of the skin while soothing, helping provide a proper water balance, and leaving the skin feeling refreshed.

Hydra-Cool Serum

Hydra-Cool Serum is a refreshing serum that cools, calms, and soothes irritated skin. It combines superior antioxidants with essential botanicals and bio-nutrients that is are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Copper Firming Mist

Copper Firming Mist helps support the skin’s natural balance by featuring Copper PCA to normalize sebum production. This refreshing treatment mist provides potent antioxidant protection and is instantly hydrating, smoothing, and firming.

Can diet affect Rosacea?

People with Rosacea will find that some foods can increase symptoms and redness whereas some foods can actually help control Rosacea.

 

What foods are good for controlling Rosacea?

Research has shown that various foods are beneficial in managing the symptoms of Rosacea. Healthy fats, especially omega 3 fats have been shown to help with some forms of Rosacea. Sources include oily fish (salmon, mackeral, herring, trout, kippers), eggs, olive oil, nuts and seeds such as walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and pecans.
A healthy gut has been linked to improval in Rosacea symptoms, foods such as probiotic yoghurt products, cheeses such as cheddar, Swiss cheese and Parmesan, fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, miso and kombucha and foods such as whole grains, bananas, onions leeks and garlic should also be on the menu.

What foods should be avoided if I have Rosacea?

Rosacea can be triggered by a wide variety of different foods and environmental conditions, some of the most common are hot drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate – it tends to be the heat rather than the drink itself which is problematic, switching to chilled versions can help avoid this. Spices, chillis, curry, hot sauce and vinegars may also produce a different kind of heat and  stimulate Rosacea symptoms. Alcohol is well known to bring on Rosacea symptoms, particularly red wine and spirits. Each person will find that different foods affect them in different ways. A couple of glasses of chilled cider may be absolutely fine but one glass of red wine can make you extremely flushed. Trial and error is key.

For some dairy products are problematic. Switching to the wide range of non dairy alternatives has been show to help a lot of Rosacea sufferers. Foods that contain histamine have been shown to cause problems  for some – examples of histamine rich foods or foods that are histamine releasers are chocolate, citrus fruits and tomatoes.

Before making radical changes to your diet we advise discussing your options with your doctor or a nutritionist. A change in diet can be highly beneficial in dealing with the symptoms of Rosacea. Combined with treatment such as IPL and a good skin care regime, the symptoms of Rosacea can be controlled and to a greater or lesser extent eliminated.

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