Fixing an embarrassing problem

Posted on 29 Oct, 2011

Rosacea is a fairly common skin problem that is thought to affect 10% of Europeans. More women suffer from this chronic skin condition than men, and it is also more likely to develop in those who flush easily.

Despite being so common, many people fail to recognise rosacea, and so struggle to live with a skin condition that can cause inflamed bumps, swelling, thread veins and a permanent blush. It can be mistaken for adult active acne, or, even more embarrassingly, as a sign of excessive alcohol consumption. If left untreated, particularly severe cases can leave people with a misshapen, enlarged and red nose.

Rosacea tends to appear from the age of thirty or forty and can be a very embarrassing problem, especially for those adults who have previously enjoyed unblemished skin. It is a chronic skin condition, which means that is no cure. The problem can flare up and then subside, only to be triggered by another factor.

One effective rosacea treatment that can dramatically reduce the redness and thread veins caused by the condition is Intense Pulsed Light treatment. Using the light energy to denature the tiny dilated blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin eliminates that ‘flush’ that is indicative of the condition but so frequently misinterpreted.