I need help with redness/Rosacea

Treatments by Dr. Kate Aesthetics, Cockfosters, North London

Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face. It is characterized by redness, visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) and acne-like bumps. Rosacea often appears on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. It typically occurs in adults and is more common in fair-skinned individuals.

The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and vascular factors. Triggers for rosacea flare-ups can include sunlight, heat, spicy foods, alcohol, and stress.

There is currently no cure for rosacea, but various treatments are available to manage its symptoms and minimise flare-ups. Aesthetic treatments can be helpful in managing certain aspects of rosacea, particularly in reducing redness and visible blood vessels on the face. Here are some aesthetic treatments commonly used for managing rosacea:

  • Topical Medications: Prescription creams or gels containing metronidazole, azelaic acid, or ivermectin can help reduce inflammation and redness associated with rosacea.
  • Oral Antibiotics: Antibiotics like tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline are often prescribed to control inflammation and reduce acne-like bumps in rosacea.
  • Isotretinoin: For severe cases of rosacea that don’t respond to other treatments, isotretinoin, a powerful oral retinoid, may be considered.
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy (Lumecca): IPL uses broad-spectrum light to target and constrict the blood vessels responsible for redness in rosacea. This can help reduce facial flushing and the appearance of visible blood vessels.
  • WOW fusion facial: A tailor-made treatment based on your specific needs. This bespoke micro-needling treatment, whereby your practitioner will select from multivitamins, Vitamin C complex, hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of redness in your face.
  • Chemical Peels: Certain chemical peels can help improve the appearance of redness and texture in rosacea-prone skin.
  • Dermalux LED (Light-Emitting Diode) therapy: This is a non-invasive and gentle treatment that is effective for managing symptoms of rosacea, particularly facial redness and inflammation. LED light therapy involves using specific wavelengths of light to target the skin and stimulate cellular processes.
  • Avoiding Triggers: Identifying and avoiding triggers that exacerbate rosacea can be essential in managing the condition. This may involve making lifestyle adjustments and dietary changes.
  • Skincare: Using gentle and non-irritating skincare products can help manage rosacea and restore the skin’s barrier function.

How can I treat redness/rosacea?

We can tailor a regimen to your needs and help you manage the condition effectively. Early intervention and consistent management can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals living with rosacea. 

Treatments available to you

Skincare Aesthetics Face Model

Medical Grade Skincare

WOW Fusion Facial

LED Phototherapy




Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and inflammation of the face. It is most common in fair-skinned adults over the age of 30, but it can affect people of all ages and skin types.

The main symptom of rosacea is persistent redness in the central part of the face, including the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Other symptoms may include:

  • Flushing
  • Small red bumps and pimples
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Eye irritation
  • Thickening of the skin on the nose (rhinophyma)

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Triggers that may worsen rosacea include:

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Hot weather
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot drinks
  • Stress

There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatments that can help to control the symptoms. Treatments may include:

  • Topical medications, such as creams and gels
  • Oral medications, such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Laser therapy

As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile. This can make it more susceptible to redness and irritation. Additionally, the production of collagen and elastin, which help to keep the skin firm and plump, decreases with age. This can lead to a loss of volume and the appearance of wrinkles. This can make the skin appear redder, especially in areas where the blood vessels are close to the surface of the skin, such as the face.

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