Rosacea treatment in Norwich
If you are suffering from Rosacea you will know about the spots, redness, and flare ups that define this condition. Thankfully, we can help to calm your complexion and provide relief here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, Poringland, Norwich.
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What is Rosacea?
Rosacea typically first appears on the forehead, cheeks, chin, or nose. It often begins with small, raised spots in clusters in one of these areas. A notable characteristic of rosacea is that as one group of spots starts to clear, another group may emerge. After these spots fade, they can leave behind persistent redness in the affected area. Identifying the specific type of rosacea is important for developing an effective treatment plan and offering the best advice.
Different types of rosacea
Phymatous Rosacea: Typically presenting in older men, this type of rosacea mostly affects the nose. It is characterised by a darker skin shade on the nose ranging from pink to dark purple. It can be accompanied by excess tissue growth that leads to a change of the nose’s shape.
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: Sufferers of this subtype of rosacea will have a flushed, red face. Blood vessels are often apparent below the skin. Patients may complain of a burning or stinging sensation.
Papulopustular Rosacea: This is another term for acne rosacea and is sometimes found on other parts of the body other than the face. This subtype of rosacea could come with spots, pimples, small lumps, and skin inflammation.
Ocular Rosacea: This version of rosacea affects the eye area. Sufferers could have a combination of swollen eyelids, watery eyes, sensitivity to light, dry eyes, and a general irritation in the eye area.
What you can do about rosacea?
If you are unlucky enough to suffer from rosacea the most important thing you can do is identify triggers that can exacerbate the condition. Controlling these triggers can reduce the amount of flare ups you have, and also hamper the condition’s progress to a more advanced stage.
Common Rosacea triggers
A rosacea diary
If you do suffer from rosacea we recommend that you make a note of things you eat and drink. Also things you have been doing or environments you have been to. Include anything you might have been exposed to. You might be able to correlate with your flare ups to help you make decisions to avoid these triggers.
Depending on the type and severity of your rosacea we may have more than one method of treatment to offer you. IPL (Intense pulsed light) is one of the most common rosacea treatments. IPL works for rosacea by providing 2 actions. One is the heating of thread veins. This heat damages the veins and helps the body to absorb them. This has the effect of reducing their appearance and the overall redness of the face. The second effect is the stimulation of the production of new collagen. This production can help with delaying new thread veins appearing.
How much does rosacea treatment cost?
Rosacea treatment prices start at £150, but a free consultation is offered to assess suitability.
How many treatment sessions will I need for rosacea?
The number of treatment sessions required for rosacea typically exceeds one and depends on factors like the type and severity of rosacea.
Does the IPL treatment hurt?
IPL treatment is more uncomfortable than painful. Patients often describe it as similar to the snap of a rubber band on the skin, with some discomfort due to the heat of the machine.
What machine do you use to treat rosacea?
The Harmony XL Pro device is used for treating rosacea and is considered the best IPL option for this condition.
Is IPL safe?
IPL is safe when conducted by experienced professionals. A patch test determines skin tolerance and the risk of reaction. Side effects may include slight swelling and redness, typically subsiding within hours, and a rare risk of temporary hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
If you feel you might have rosacea but are not 100% sure give us a call to book a free consultation. We have seen 1000’s of cases of rosacea over the years and we feel we are your best option in Norwich for rosacea advice and treatment.
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