Recent research has shown an increase of specific inflammatory cells, triggering a chain of chemical responses within the skin, including the release of certain enzymes (MMPs). These MMPs cause a decline in collagen and cause inflammatory damage, which results in what is called “acne rosacea“. Other inflammatory mediators that further exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea are reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO).
Rosacea sufferers have a reduced capacity to fight the effects of ROS. Additionally, sun exposure is known to induce the release of ROS which subsequently activates MMPs. The role of NO involves vascular changes and is partially responsible for the swelling and redness, worsening with increased sun exposure as an increase of NO has been linked with UVB rays.
Rosacea treatments – a first step
The first step in determining what treatment will work is to understand your skin condition and the outbreak triggers. Avoiding stress, heavy physical exercise, keeping the skin well moisturised and avoiding anything that dehydrates the skin or that raises core body temperature is a good start. A consultation with Facial Attraction’s clinicians will determine the best treatment and product regime for your Rosacea considering your skin type. It could include any of the following treatments
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
The latest, non-surgical, non-invasive yet most effective skin treatments available today.
LED Light Therapy
This treatment is a pain free, relaxing treatment, which can be performed as a stand alone therapy, or with a full facial. It calms and rejuvenates the skin, stimulating wound healing, reducing inflammation, strengthens capillaries and your bodies ability to control the redness and flushing.
Diathermy is an advanced technique to eliminate, visible surface capillaries. This treatment involves the insertion or external tapping of a tiny device, which cauterises the capillary, and triggers your bodies natural immune system to remove the damaged blood vessel, and create a brand new stronger vessel.