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Rosacea Symptoms & Treatment

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face. The condition worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. It often appears to be more common among fair-skinned people. However, there is no known cause of rosacea. Although there is no permanent cure for the condition, there are a number of ways to relieve the symptoms.

Rosacea usually appears in phases:

  • Pre-Rosacea

    Rosacea may begin as a simple tendency to flush or blush easily, and then progress to a persistent redness in the central portion of your face, particularly your nose. This redness results from the dilation of blood vessels close to your skin’s surface.
  • Vascular Rosacea

    As signs and symptoms worsen, vascular rosacea may develop — small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks swell and become visible (telangiectasia). Your skin may become overly sensitive. Vascular rosacea may also be accompanied by oily skin and dandruff.
  • Inflammatory Rosacea

    Small, red bumps or pustules may appear and persist. They spread across and resemble nose blemishes, cheek acne, forehead acne and chin zits. This is also known as inflammatory rosacea. The skin may feel hot and tender.

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Rosacea Treatment in Singapore

A combination of medications, treatments and lifestyle changes generally give the best results for Rosacea. Apart from topical medications (applied to the skin) or oral medication to reduce inflammation and redness. We also use a unique combination of lasers such as Q Switch laser, Pico Laser, Yellow Laser and Fotona 4D Laser, as well as intense pulse light as part of your rosacea treatment. The treatment is comfortable, minimally invasive and personally customised to suit every individual need. Followed by a detailed consultation, I will customised a suitable rosacea treatment plan to help you reduce the appearance of the blood vessels in your face and improve your skin quality and texture.

Some other factors that may trigger Rosacea include:
  • Sun Exposure
  • Temperatures
  • Stress
  • Spicy food or Hot Drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Intense Exercise
  • Medicines such as steroids applied on the skin

Tips to Improve Rosacea Skin

To complement your rosacea treatments and improve your skin condition significantly, you may also consider the following steps to protect your skin;

1) Apply sunscreen of SPF30 and higher in order to ensure you are properly covered

2) Use gentle skin care products that are alcohol-free

3) Change your dieting habits to equip with a more balanced diet

4) Apply water-based moisturizers