Rosacea is a common skin condition which most often appears between the ages of 30 and 60 and is usually visible on the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose. People with rosacea often find they suffer from facial thread veins as the skin is red and flushed. Red veins and red flushing can be a cause of real concern and distress.
Unfortunately, rosacea is a chronic condition however, with our medical-grade Lynton IPL treatment we can create a personalised treatment plan to help to get your rosacea under control.
There are a variety of triggers for rosacea. These include alcohol, exercise, high and low temperatures, hot drinks, spicy foods, stress and sun exposure. As there is no cure for rosacea, we will work closely with you to devise a personalised treatment plan to help combat and reduce rosacea.
The onset of rosacea can be mistaken for acne or sensitive skin
It’s more common in those who have fair skin
Rosacea has lots of triggers
Our Step By Step Guide To Treatments
When you have sensitive and/or reactive skin, it’s especially important to use products and treatment methods that will address the underlying problems without causing a flare up. This is why an initial consultation with skin analysis is an integral part of our treatments at Harley Skin and Laser.
You will have the opportunity to discuss your skincare concerns in−depth and go through your medical history with one of our experienced Aestheticians. This will help us to identify the most suitable products for your rosacea−prone skin.
We’ll explain each stage of your treatment in detail so you know what the facial entails. Feel free to ask questions − we’ll answer openly and honestly. Talk through any skin concerns and your treatment goals, identify the best products to include in your facial, Step−by−step information about the treatment.
During Your Treatment
To begin the treatment we will cleanse away any makeup or skincare and apply a cold gel on the area to be treated. The hand-piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied to the skin’s surface in gradient movements. Protective eyewear will be supplied.
After The Treatment
At the end of the treatment, we will apply soothing serums and Harley Skincare SPF to your skin. You’re then free to carry on with your day with healthy, glowing skin.
Some people experience some mild redness immediately post−treatment but each element of the Rosacea Facial has anti−inflammatory properties, so you should find the redness passes within an hour. Your skin will look healthier immediately but you should notice ongoing improvements, especially a reduction in any redness and inflammation.
Rosacea can vary considerably from one patient to another, treatments must always be tailored to individual needs. Your doctor or GP will be able to advise you on the various oral and topical medications. Often, a course of anti-biotics followed by on-going topical treatment is recommended. Your doctor will be able to discuss the possible benefits and side effects of prescribed medication.
Intense Pulsed Light is a drug free alternative which has shown to be extremely effective at getting rid of thread veins which cause the Rosacea effect.
Intense Pulse Light systems emit light which is readily absorbed by blood vessels, heating them to point where they are destroyed. Following treatment, the vessels quickly clear as they are reabsorbed by the body, leaving little or no trace of the original lesion. For Intense Pulsed Light treatment a thin layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to aid light absorption by the vessel. The light is then pulsed over the entire area to be treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled.
During the treatment, protective eyewear will be worn.
Immediately after treatment some thread veins and flushing will disappear but may re-occur a few days later, but be less visible. With further treatment these vessels will disappear and are not likely to reoccur. However, once you have a tendency to facial redness you always will so new veins may appear at some point in the future making further treatment necessary.
Maintenance sessions may not be required for several years though as results are long-lasting. To help prevent new veins forming we strongly advise the use of Harley Skincare Protect 50 SPF and Harley Skincare C10 to protect the skin from further damage.