• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
rosacea

Rosacea is skin condition resulting in irritation and redness of the skin, usually at the cheek area of the face. While relatively harmless from a medical perspective, the swelling, redness and acne-looking scars caused by the condition can lead to issues of self-esteem in sufferers.

Although there has been plenty of researches and theories, the root cause of this disease still remains unknown. Unfortunately, there’s still no known cure for this condition but there are measures to manage the symptoms.

  • Rosacea sufferers can determine ‘triggers’ and avoid them such as spicy foods, stress, warm weather, irritating skin products and alcohol.
  • There are also skin care products sold on the market to temporarily address the symptoms such as irritation and redness.
  • There are a number of antibiotic and antiseptic preparations that could help alleviate rosacea symptoms. These medications fight Deomdex and other microorganisms that could worsen the condition.
  • Laser treatments such as VBeam and Intense Pulsating Light (IPL) can safely and effectively deal with the discoloration and redness causes by rosacea. They help reduce blood flow by constricting the blood vessels of the skin, reducing the redness.

Many experts believe that this condition has a neurogenic component. This means that a stimuli from the nervous system can directly influence a person’s rosacea. This is the reason why emotional responses such as feeling angry or embarrassed can trigger a flare. Our nervous system has been studied to affect inflammatory process, blood vessel and even the skin’s sebaceous activity.

Wrinkle reduction treatment as Option for Rosacea

Aside from the treatment options for rosacea mentioned above, another one being considered is Wrinkle reduction treatment . Based on a recent study, Wrinkle reduction Injections may be another effective treatment for facial redness due to rosacea.
The study was done on a group of rosacea sufferers with multiple Wrinkle reduction Injections administered ranging from 15 to 45 units. Almost all participants noticed a reduction in flushing, inflammation and redness within a week. Results remained up to 6 months after the Wrinkle reduction treatment injection.

All the participants reported no adverse effects or any relaxation or weakness of their cheek muscles. That is because the Wrinkle reduction treatment was administered intradermally unlike in treating wrinkls where it is given deeper in the skin.

Not for Everyone

Unfortunately, not all sufferers will have access with Wrinkle reduction treatment . However, the treatment works satisfactorily overall. It is critical to assess the type of rosacea a person suffers. There has been more success in treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, which is characterized by a persistent flushing and redness of the face.

Experts say that combination therapy still provides the best results. The goal of treatment is still centered on what is known about the skin disease by using a standard of care – and discover new forms of treatment that are safe, effective and scientifically sound.