Caught off guard by a Rosacea attack?
Don’t be left blushing, manage your symptoms with Dr Hala to keep those flare-ups under control!
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood condition, mainly affecting the face. Early Rosacea often presents as “Flushing”, temporary redness and increased sensitivity. Symptoms will periodically worsen and improve, as Rosacea is a relapsing condition.
Rosacea initially appears as temporary “flushing” of the skin, however the symptoms can progressively worsen without treatment.
Symptoms of temporary flushing may become permanent, and the skin may begin to sting and burn. This can then progress to development of pustules and papules, and surface blood vessels may become visible.
Often these symptoms appear and worsen when exposed to “triggers”. Some recognised triggers are:
- Sun exposure
- Alcohol and caffeine
- Spicy foods
- Strenuous exercise
- Hot or cold weather
Whilst there is no cure, the long-term benefits of Rosacea treatment can be life-changing.
These benefits include:
- Flare-ups frequency will be reduced, and less severe
- Symptom progression can be slowed or halted entirely
- The visibility of blood vessels in the surface of the skin can be reduced
- Acne in Acne Rosacea can be reduced and managed long-term
- Reduced anxiety and improved confidence knowing your Rosacea flare-ups are under control.
Most individuals can expect to see significant results within 1-3 months of Rosacea treatment, however it is anything but a sprint to the finish.
Effective treatment relies on a collaboration of our clinical efforts and conscious effort from you. Whilst undergoing treatment it is important to take measures to avoid the previously mentioned triggers of Rosacea.
With a combination of long-term treatment and necessary lifestyle changes you can expect the best possible outcome in the treatment of your Rosacea.