Rosacea Acne: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments
If you’re struggling with rosacea acne flare-ups you’re not alone. More than 45 million people worldwide suffer from this persistent, embarrassing and painful skin condition.
But what is it? What causes it? And what can you do to prevent or treat it? Find out everything you need to know in this blog post.
What Is Rosacea Acne?
Rosacea acne is a common skin condition that causes severe redness and visible blood vessels on your face. You might also suffer from small, pus-filled bumps and in some cases pain and itching too. Rosacea usually occurs mostly on the face, especially the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose.
Although anyone can suffer from it, rosacea tends to be more common in the fair-skinned. While women are much more likely to develop this condition, men who do suffer from it tend to have much more severe symptoms. For many people the symptoms are cyclical, flaring up for a few weeks or months and then easing for a little while. However, for most rosacea sufferers it’s a painful and embarrassing condition and left untreated it can even cause permanent damage to the skin.
While it is considered a “cosmetic” skin disorder, it can still have a significant impact on your physical appearance and mental health. Many people with rosacea acne feel embarrassed, frustrated and even depressed about their condition.
What Causes Rosacea Acne?
The underlying cause of rosacea is still unknown but genetics, the immune system, and environmental factors may all play a part. There are also several triggers that we know can contribute to breakouts.
Exposure to sunlight, stress, strenuous exercise, hot or cold weather, hot drinks, alcohol, caffeine and certain foods, such as spicy foods, can all aggravate the condition and trigger an attack.
Reducing your exposure to heat, wearing a good suncream, avoiding dietary triggers and choosing skincare products that are rosacea-friendly can help reduce your flare-ups – but for many people, this simply isn’t enough to give them their confidence and their life back.
Rosacea Acne Treatments
Over recent decades exciting new treatments have been developed that can help reduce the frequency of your rosacea acne flare-ups, lessen any redness and encourage the production of healthier veins and capillaries. Getting your rosacea under control and giving you clearer, healthier-looking skin.
Hydrafacials have become increasingly popular in recent years, with celebrities such as Britney Spears and Beyonce using them for their anti-ageing properties. But did you know that Hydrafacial is a great treatment for rosacea too? It directly targets some of the most distressing symptoms of rosacea including the redness, bumps and enlarged pores. It can soothe aggravated skin, smooth bumps and cleanse your pores, killing the bacteria that can lead to infections, giving you silkier skin and a more even skin tone. It’s ideal for people with mild to moderate rosacea and can help improve the overall appearance of your skin.
The Hydrafacial has three stages; First, we cleanse your skin, removing dead cells and excess oils from the surface of your skin. Next, we use acids to break up the dirt on the skin and eliminate any oil that’s clogging the pores. Finally, we use the special HydraTip to suck out any blackheads and remaining dirt or oils, while at the same time hydrating, plumping and nourishing with specialist serums.
It’s a safe, effective and pain-free procedure that can offer visible results immediately after just a single treatment. Making it ideal for rosacea sufferers looking for a fast result.
If you’re looking for the best skincare products for rosacea acne then ZO could be the solution for you. ZO is a medical-grade skincare range, meaning you can’t buy it over the counter – only from a skincare professional.
Unlike over the counter products that only treat the surface of the skin, ZO offers a much deeper level of treatment, passing through the dermo-epidermal junction of the skin barrier to deliver it’s highly active ingredients deep within the dermis. ZO not only improves the appearance of your skin, but it also improves cellular function and your overall skin condition.
ZO’s groundbreaking rosacea acne treatment, Rozatrol™, treats and stabilises rosacea acne, reducing redness, controlling inflammation and preventing new flare-ups from occurring – making it the ideal skincare choice for rosacea sufferers.
Another effective treatment for rosacea acne is a skin peel – but not all skin peels are created equal! Enerpeel is a new generation of skin peel that’s individually tailored to your skin type and condition, rather than the other ‘one type fits all’ acid peels.
Enerpeel uses a combination of gentle, organic acids to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. Its unique carrier technology makes sure the active ingredients penetrate deep into the skin, delivering them where they need to go with minimal irritation. It’s antibacterial and antiviral, and it helps encourage the regeneration of healthy veins and skin cells while also suppressing reddening skin chemical reactions.
Enerpeel is anti-inflammatory, effective at reducing the symptoms of rosacea and generally a comfortable treatment, making it a popular choice for people with this frustrating skin condition.
LED facials harness the power of red, purple or blue LED lights to heal, regenerate and reduce the frequency of rosacea breakouts.
LED treatments work by using bright light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to send low-level light energy deep into the layers of the skin. Red light can be used to stimulate cellular regeneration, aiding healing and reducing the redness rosacea causes. Blue light can be used to kill the bacteria on the skin, clear up blemishes and prevent new flare-ups. Purple light can reduce swelling and speed up recovery from a rosacea breakout.
LED facials are safe, effective and totally pain-free making them an ideal, gentle solution for rosacea.
When To Seek Help For Your Rosacea Acne?
Rosacea can be a frustrating, embarrassing and long-term problem but with the right treatments and skincare products, it can be brought under control.
If your rosacea is causing you pain, discomfort or impacting on your quality of life in any way then it’s important that you get the help you need to alleviate your symptoms, heal your skin and reduce the frequency or your flare-ups.
A good aesthetic doctor will be able to understand your needs and create a bespoke treatment plan that works for you and your skin. Here at Elite Aesthetics, Dr Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, with over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics. If you’re looking for a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable aesthetic doctor who can help get your rosacea under control then we can help. Click here to find out more about Elite Aesthetics…