Rosacea

Treat your Rosacea at our Harley Street Clinic – Dermatologist Consultation £169

Rosacea affects around 10% of people in the UK. Symptoms can appear as early as 20 years old however it occurs more commonly in 30-50 year olds.  At our London Dermatology Clinics we understand that the redness and facial flushing can be a major source of discomfort and embarrassment for many sufferers and for this reason we adopt a results based approach in treating rosacea. We have highly experienced dermatologists who specialize in the treatment of rosacea. Call our clinic on 0207 030 3370 to see one of our experts today.

My GP told me that my rosacea was not serious enough to refer me to an NHS dermatologist, for this reason I visited Harley Street Healthcare’s London Dermatology Clinics. Dr Marina gave me a step by step treatment plan which resolved my symptoms of flushing as well as reducing the redness. I am very happy with the results and have not had a flare since thanks to Harley Street Healthcare

What is Rosacea and treatment options available

Have you heard of Rosacea? Not sure what exactly is rosacea? We, at Harley Street Healthcare’s London Dermatology Clinics will guide you to identify and treat all your skin related problems.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is very common disorder of the facial skin and over 6 million people in the UK are affected by it without actually knowing deeply about it. According to a survey, 78% of sufferers are not even aware of this condition or how to recognize it as it is very poorly understood. Due to its red-faced, acne-like effects on face, it can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems, if left untreated.

Causes

The cause of rosacea is still unknown, but it could be due to combination of hereditary and environmental factors. It is important to understand what causes this condition to properly treat it at the London dermatology clinic. Rosacea is a condition that flares up when facial flushing is triggered. Anything that causes blushing including sunlight, wind, cold, food triggers, emotional stress and alcohol can contribute to a recurrence of the redness and pimples common in sufferers. Some medications including topical steroids, stimulants and even some antibiotics can trigger a flare up.

Harley Street Healthcare – London dermatology clinics tip:  People suffering from Rosacea should keep a journal to discover what their individual triggers for the condition may be.

Symptoms of Rosacea

The cause of Rosacea is still unknown and hence there is no cure as such. We offer only treatments to reduce the symptoms like

1. Facial redness : Rosacea usually causes a constant redness in the central portion of your face.

2. Swollen red bumps : Many people who have rosacea also develop bumps on their face that resemble acne and may contain pus.

3. Eye problems : About half of the people who have rosacea also experience eye dryness, irritation and swollen, reddened eyelids.

4. Enlarged nose : Sometimes rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous.

Associated Risk Factors

Risk factors for developing this condition include having a family history of the problem, Women develop this condition three times more than men do and the typical age of onset seen at the London dermatology clinics is between 30 and 40 years of age.

Treatments

If rosacea is suspected,  visit our London Dermatology Clinics and see one of our expert dermatologists who specialize in the treatment of rosacea.  Our dermatologists offer varied range of treatments depending on the severity of disease.

1. Topical treatments

Mostly people suffering from rosacea have a very sensitive skin that stings easily following use of topical applications. Use of soaps, exfoliants, perfumes, face washes, astringents, sunscreen etc can worsen the reddening further. Washing face with luke warm water and using certain moisturizers is a good option. Avoid scrubbing your face or making too much lather. Key is to find a good moisturizer that suits your skin and reduces the redness.

2. Flushing and redness treatment

Flushing and redness can be very troublesome and embarrassing symptom.. Applying moisturizer that has been kept in the fridge may be helpful for uncomfortable flushing attacks. At Harley Street Healthcare our Dermatologists can prescribe topical antiflushing creams which are highly effective in symptom control, we also offer newer therapies which are not routinely prescribed on the NHS.

3. Inflamed spots treatment

The most effective treatment for inflammatory rosacea is topical or oral treatment. Topical treatments include mixtures of topical antibiotic and acids. We may recommend a course of an oral antibiotic for a few weeks or months which often provides marked improvements – our dermatologists are highly experienced in such treatments so please feel free to call us on 0207 030 3370 to book an appointment.