What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects 45 million adults worldwide.
Rosacea typically begins as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead characterised by visible spider veins. Over time the redness may become more persistent and pus filled pimples (acne rosacea) sometimes develop. You may notice the skin may feel hot and uncomfortable during flare-ups.
Rosacea is most likely to appear after the age of 30, it can affect both sexes but is more common in women than men and tends to occur more frequently in people with fair skin who blush easily.
Factors that may cause a flare-up
The most important thing you can do to prevent rosacea from getting worse is to protect your skin with a sunscreen of SPF30 or above, not just in summer but all year round. We have a selection of excellent oil-free facial sunscreens in our skincare shop.
What are the treatments?
At the Light Touch Clinic we offer several treatments that are effective in controlling and reducing the symptoms of rosacea: