Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term (chronic) skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms begin with episodes of flushing (when the skin turns red).

What is the symptoms of Rosacea?

  • Burning and stinging sensations
  • Redness that is permanent
  • Spots
  • Small blood vessels in the skin that are visible
  • Thick and enlarged skin usually around the nose(in severe cases)

What triggers Rosacea?

While the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, there are several triggers that have been identified that could make the condition worse which include the following below

  • Sunlight exposure
  • Stress
  • Exercise
  • Cold weather (wind)
  • Heat
  • Menopause
  • Certain medications, such as vasodilator drugs
  • Hot drinks
  • Coffee
  •  Spicy foods

Treating rosacea

There is no cure for rosacea, but treatments are available to control symptoms.

Rosacea is a chronic and relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, followed by periods when the condition is less severe.

As well as avoiding known triggers, certain medicines can help control flare ups.

As rosacea can affect your appearance, some people find they experience feelings of low self-esteem or frustration. You should speak to your GP if you are feeling depressed.

Who is affected?

Rosacea appears to be quite common, and is estimated to affect up to one in 10 people. It most commonly affects people with fair skin, but can also occur in people of Asian and African origin.

Rosacea occurs in both men and women and may occur at any age. However, it typically begins after the age of 30. Middle-aged women are more at risk due to hot flushes caused by the menopause.

What can Renu Skin Clinic offer?

We can treat and manage Rosacea with our LED Dermalux treatment as well as our skincare products by ZO Skin Health as well as POM(Prescription Only Medication) treatments.

Subtype 1:

Subtype 1:

Facial Redness (Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea) Rosacea sufferers often experience flushing and persistent facial redness. Small blood vessels may also become visible in some patients, and stinging, burning, swelling and roughness or scaling may occur.

Subtype 2: Bumps and Pimples (Papulopustular Rosacea)

Subtype 2: Bumps and Pimples (Papulopustular Rosacea)

In addition to persistent redness, bumps (papules) and/or pimples (pustules) are common in many rosacea sufferers. Some patients may also experience raised red patches known as plaques.

Subtype 3: Enlargement of the Nose (Phymatous Rosacea)

Subtype 3: Enlargement of the Nose (Phymatous Rosacea)

Rosacea may be associated with enlargement of the nose from excess tissue, a condition known as rhinophyma. This may include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodules, which in rare cases may also develop in areas other than the nose.

Subtype 4: Eye Irritation (Ocular Rosacea)

Subtype 4: Eye Irritation (Ocular Rosacea)

Rosacea affects the eyes in many patients, and may result in a watery or bloodshot appearance, irritation and burning or stinging. The eyelids may also become swollen, and styes are common.