Rosacea is a non-infectious condition characterised by redness, flushing of the face, pimples, bumps, vascular lines, inflammation and eye irritation. Severe cases may even lead to Rhinophyma: the enlargement of the cells in the nose causing visible swelling.
Rosacea is a condition which typically afflicts the face, most commonly across the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Rashes and skin problems commonly occur in this way because of the arrangement of blood vessels underneath the skin – the redness a result of broken or dilated capillaries.
The root cause of Rosacea is at the moment is not known, although it has been thought to be linked to abnormalities in facial blood vessels, bacterial imbalances of the skin or gut, various autoimmune conditions, and certain kinds of dietary intolerances such as dairy, gluten, soy, and citrus.
While Rosacea cannot be cured as such, symptoms can certainly be eliminated. Firstly, you should begin to assess your triggers by paying attention to how the skin behaves day-to-day in response to certain foods, skincare products and cosmetics- all of which have been known to exacerbate the condition for certain sufferers.
Rosacea appears as superficial dilated capillaries causing redness and swelling mostly found on fair skin. We apply laser energy on Rosacea skin to cauterise broken capillaries, it cuts off the blood supply without damaging the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Once blood is no longer supplied to the broken capillaries, it is naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.