- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by redness and visible blood vessels on the face, as well as pimple-like bumps and occasional swelling.
- It is most common in fair-skinned individuals, particularly those over the age of 30, and affects more women than men.
- The cause of rosacea is not well understood, but a combination of genetic and environmental factors is thought to play a role.
- There are four types of rosacea:
- Erythematotelangiectatic (redness, flushing, visible blood vessels)
- Papulopustular (redness, swelling and acne-like spots)
- Phymatous (thickened, bumpy skin)
- Ocular rosacea (red and irritated eyes and eyelids)
- At MW Clinic London, we understand the impact that rosacea can have on a patient's confidence and quality of life. That's why we offer a range of treatments to help manage the symptoms of the condition and improve overall skin health.
- One of the most effective treatments for rosacea is IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy, via the Sciton BBL. This treatment uses multiple wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation and redness in the skin and sebaceous glands, resulting in a more even skin tone and reduced facial flushing.
- At MW Clinic London, we use the most advanced, powerful and safest IPL technology available, ensuring effective and safe results. Dr Meg Minasian will help determine which treatment is best suited to your needs.
- During your consultation Dr Meg Minasian will make a detailed assessment and help recommend the best course of treatment. She will also provide you with detailed information on what to expect during and after your treatment.
- At MW Clinic London, we are committed to helping our patients manage the symptoms of rosacea and improve their overall skin health. If you're concerned about the condition, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
- To book a consultation with Dr Meg Minasian please contact us here or book online here.
Please find below many of the most common other questions about rosacea asked by our clients.
What is the most effective treatment for rosacea?
- The most effective treatment for rosacea depends on the individual and the severity of the condition.
Can rosacea go away permanently?
- Rosacea is a chronic condition that cannot be permanently cured. However, with proper management and treatment, symptoms can be controlled and minimised.
What foods trigger rosacea?
- Foods that commonly trigger rosacea symptoms vary among individuals. Common triggers include spicy foods, alcohol, hot beverages, caffeine, and foods high in histamines or sulfites. Identifying and avoiding individual triggers is important.
Is rosacea permanent or temporary?
- Rosacea is a chronic condition, meaning it is ongoing and typically lasts a lifetime. However, the severity of symptoms can vary, and proper treatment and management can help control the condition.
Is rosacea serious?
- Rosacea is not life-threatening, but it can significantly impact a person's quality of life. In some cases, it can cause discomfort, affect self-esteem, and lead to complications if left untreated. Seeking proper medical care is important.
Is rosacea a disease?
- Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, flushing, and other symptoms. While it is not considered a disease in the traditional sense, it is a medical condition that requires diagnosis and management.
How can I stop my rosacea?
- To manage and reduce rosacea symptoms, it is important to follow a consistent skincare routine, avoid triggers, protect the skin from sun exposure, use gentle products, and seek medical treatment for appropriate medications or therapies.
What is the root cause of rosacea?
- The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but factors such as genetics, abnormal blood vessel function, immune system abnormalities, and environmental triggers are believed to contribute to its development.
How long can rosacea last?
- Rosacea is a chronic condition, and its duration can vary among individuals. Some people may experience periods of remission, while others may have persistent symptoms. Proper treatment and management can help control the condition and minimise flare-ups.
Can I heal my rosacea naturally?
- While there is no known natural cure for rosacea, certain lifestyle modifications can help manage symptoms. These include avoiding triggers, practicing good skincare, protecting the skin from sun exposure, and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What cream is good for rosacea?
- Creams or topical medications prescribed for rosacea treatment may include antibiotics, azelaic acid, metronidazole, or other ingredients that help reduce inflammation and control symptoms. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised recommendations.
Is rosacea a permanent condition?
- Rosacea is a chronic condition that lasts indefinitely. While it cannot be permanently cured, it can be managed and symptoms can be controlled with appropriate treatment and lifestyle adjustments.
Why does rosacea go away?
- Rosacea symptoms may temporarily improve or go into remission with proper treatment, lifestyle modifications, and avoidance of triggers. However, the underlying condition remains, and symptoms can flare up again in the future.
What is the best vitamin for rosacea?
- There is no specific vitamin known to be the best for rosacea. However, some studies suggest that certain vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E may have potential benefits for managing symptoms. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice.
Is rosacea a vitamin deficiency?
- Rosacea is not directly caused by a vitamin deficiency. However, some research suggests that deficiencies in certain vitamins or nutrients may play a role in exacerbating symptoms. It is important to maintain a balanced diet and consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.
What is the best antibiotic for rosacea?
- Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline, doxycycline, and minocycline are commonly prescribed to manage rosacea symptoms. The choice of antibiotic and dosage will depend on the individual's condition and the healthcare provider's recommendation.
Is sun good or bad for rosacea?
- Sun exposure can often trigger or worsen rosacea symptoms in many individuals. It is generally recommended to protect the skin from excessive sun exposure and use a good mineral sunscreen to minimise flare-ups.
Is retinol good for rosacea?
- Retinol can be beneficial for some individuals with rosacea when the condition is under good control as it helps promote cell turnover and improves skin texture. However, retinols need to be used cautiously due to the inherent sensitivity of the skin in rosacea and it may not be suitable for everyone.
What foods stop rosacea?
- There is no specific food that can universally stop rosacea. However, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet and avoiding individual trigger foods will help.
Does vitamin C help rosacea?
- Vitamin C has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help improve skin health and reduce inflammation associated with rosacea. However, individual responses may vary, and it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before using vitamin C products or supplements.