Rosacea – Could You Have It?
Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition that affects 1 in 10 people. Often people aren’t aware that they have it or it is misdiagnosed as acne.
Several celebrities are known to have rosacea and have had to battle with it for many years. Prince William, Clinton and Renée Zellweger are amongst those included.
Who is likely to suffer with Rosacea?
This inflammatory condition can affect all ages, however, it is most common in people with fair skin, particularly those of English, Irish and Scottish descent. Even though rosacea usually affects adults between the ages of 30 and 50, it can also be seen in teenagers and children.
The 5 signs that you may have Rosacea:
- 1) Flushing (redness) across your cheeks, nose, forehead or chin which comes and goes.
- 2) Persistent rash that looks like sunburn
- 3) Visible small vessels just under the skin- especially around cheeks / nose
- 4) Thickened skin
- 5) Persistent red, round bumps on the face
Certain triggers can cause a flare of Rosacea and they include:
Can Rosacea be cured?
No, unfortunately, this is an inflammatory condition with multi-modal causes which can not be treated or cured, but flare-ups can be avoided if you identify your triggers and symptoms and the skin manifestations can be treated.
It is a presentation that I often see as a GP and within the scope of NHS work, it can be frustrating as there are limited treatment options such as topical or oral antibiotics, which don’t treat the underlying condition.
ZO Skin Health for the treatment of Rosacea
Zein Obaji is a world-renowned Dermatologist who has dedicated his career into skin science. He has developed a range of medical-grade cosmeceuticals that treat a variety of skin conditions including Rosacea.
A proper skincare routine can greatly help you to reduce your flare-ups and restore the healthy functions of your skin barrier.
The ZO Skin Health Normalising Kit contains a skincare routine including Rozatrol® with proven results in treating:
Decreasing Cellular Renewal
Vascular Degeneration (Telangectasia)
After 6 weeks of use patients were asked to assess the efficacy of Rozatrol® and studies showed:
82% saw a visible reduction of inflammation, redness.
73% reported that with regular use Rozatrol® improved their Rosacea condition.
68% stated a reduction in visible unsightly blood vessels (both size and amount of).
All symptoms – flushing, redness and severity all significantly reduced in the studies.
What is in the ZO Skin Health Normalising Kit?
Exfoliating Cleanser – this cleans away debris and oil as well as your makeup. Helps to remove skin clogging cells, exfoliates and decongests the skin.
Helps to reduce inflammation.
Oil Control Pads – Toner and Ph Balancing pads. Exfoliates dead skin-clogging cells. Minimises oil and tightens pores
Prevents and helps to treat acne with 2%salicylic acid.
Deep Power Defense – Supports Skin’s natural DNA repair process, boosts hyaluronic acid production, treats the appearance of fine lines, contains anti-oxidant properties and supports and strengthens the skin barrier.
Rozatrol™ – is a multi-modal normalising serum treatment that targets all visible symptoms of rosacea and provides instant relief for red, sensitised skin. Rozatrol™ is formulated with amino acids and enzymes that restore skin’s healthy vascular functions, while its oil-control complex prevents excess sebum production and replenishes skin’ hydration levels.
What should I do if I am interested in trying some of these products?
These products need to be prescribed alongside Dr Emma Sloan’s or one of the other Clinic doctor’s supervision. Some of the stronger active ingredients are prescription only.
You can book an online consultation via the following link. Currently, we are posting out products or delivering them free of charge!
Rosacea – Other treatment options available for Rosacea at The Sloan Clinics:
Dermapen – especially effective for treating Rosacea
PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma – The ultimate Dracula Facial will help with inflammation and redness
Chemical peel – take away the layers of skin, detoxify and do a deep cleanse of your skin
Where can I find out more information about Rosacea?
If you wish to find out more about Rosacea you can do so on the NHS website.