What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that is often misdiagnosed.  It is prevalent in two age groups, late teens, and in the mid 40 age group (estimated at up to 20% of the population with this skin condition).  Rosacea is characterised by facial flushing, broken red vessels around the middle of the face, typically in a butterfly shape which lasts longer than 10 minutes and found mainly found in pale, Celtic skins. Many of us put up with Rosacea not realising it’s a skin condition often putting it down to having sensitive skin. Facial flushing usually across your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose is the hallmark of Rosacea.

Types Of Rosacea.

There are a few different types of Rosacea, so it is important that you get a diagnosis from a skin expert.  It will get worse with time if left untreated.  Sometimes you can have spots with Rosacea which may lead you to think its acne when it’s not.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for Rosacea however we can help you manage it so that it has considerably less adverse impact on you and your life.  Many of our Rosacea patients say that impact on their self-esteem and confidence has been profoundly negative with and admit to avoiding social events and missing work because of it.  With good treatment and management many patients report an improvement in their emotional and mental health.

What can be done to help?

Your daily home care is critical as with Rosacea your skins needs are quite complex.  As a medical skin provider, at your initial consultation and throughout your skin journey with us, we will assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and review your skin starting off with a skin analysis.  We will discuss your diet, lifestyle, triggers, family and medical history as well as what medication you are currently on to ensure the best treatment plan for you.

Our treatment plan will focus on reducing unsightly redness, protecting your skin’s delicate acid mantle, hydrating your skin as it will look and feel dry and sensitive at times, diminishing the Demodex mites at night, whilst strengthening your skin with retinol low and slow as its already highly stressed and weak, as well as defending your skin against external pollutants and harmful rays from the sun as Rosacea skin doesn’t like the sun.  I have devised FTT Skin Rituals for Rosacea which covers all of these bases with great success.  Our products contain active, clinically proven ingredients to help your Rosacea.  As with all our FTT Skin Rituals collections we will support, guide and advise you throughout your skin care journey.  From time to time we may use our FTT Expert Skin Prescription service to prescribe you creams, ointments, lotions or medicine that is necessary to achieve the results we want for your skin in more severe cases.  FTT Consultant Dermatology at FTT Skin Clinics is always there if we need the opinion of our Consultant Dermatologist for diagnosis and prescribing out with our scope of practice such Roaccutane prescribing for severe Rosacea.

Treatments for Rosacea.

We strongly advocate FTT Bespoke Facials every 4-6 weeks to treat your Rosacea.  In clinic treatments once a month help considerably too if in conjunction with our treatment plan home skin care twice a day.  There is little point in in clinic treatments without the discipline of twice daily care with excellent products and sound guidance.

Each FTT Bespoke Facial treatment is completely tailored to your skin needs and we assess your skin each time and will call upon one, some or all of our in clinic treatments to get the best results for you depending on your skins need at the time such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, Plasma Shower, IPL Photo Shower, LED therapy, Hydration masks, amongst many other treatments exclusive to FTT Skin Clinics.  Each treatment typically lasts one hour and is quite relaxing and very results driven.  WOW Fusion is unique treatment to FTT Skin Clinics and an exciting new treatment in Cosmetic Dermatology for Rosacea when we add that well known anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox® into a mesotherapy cocktail as part of your WOW fusion treatment which has gives incredible results for facial redness.  As always, we are here to help, advise, guide and support you.

All FTT Skin Clinics staff are accredited with Acne and Rosacea Association UK. It is a charity teaching cutting edge techniques for treating acne and rosacea under the guidance of Professor of Dermatology Tony Chu.

 

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