What can you do yourself against rosacea?
Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition on the face that usually develops around the age of 30. It mainly affects people with fair skin type. The symptoms of rosacea mainly occur in the area around the nose and cheeks, and can spread to the forehead and chin. Characteristics of rosacea are: blushing (automatically disappearing redness), permanent redness, bumps (papules), pimples (pustules) and dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia or rosacea).
The cause of rosacea is unknown. However, there are external factors that can influence the severity of rosacea. Examples include: heat-cold differences, sunlight, skin care products, cosmetics, alcohol consumption and some medicines. Unfortunately, rosacea does not go away on its own. With rosacea, the skin is very sensitive and it is important to prevent the spread of symptoms and to calm the skin.
What can you pay attention to yourself?
- Avoid spicy food and alcoholic drinks. These have a vasodilating effect and aggravate rosacea.
- Extreme heat and cold. Avoid saunas, cover the face in freezing cold. Avoid sunlight and use a sunblock.
- Irritate the skin as little as possible. Use a mild cleaning agent, drying products make the complaints worse.
What can U-Clinic do for you?
- The dermatologist prescribes medication that inhibits the inflammatory reaction in the skin.
- Camouflage: The symptoms of rosacea can be camouflaged. To do this, our skin therapists use Lycogel, a water- and smudge-resistant cream that nourishes and protects the skin, and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Lycogel covers better than normal foundation, does not seal the skin and also has an anti-inflammatory and calming effect. Lycogel also contains SPF 30, which provides good protection against sunlight.
- Couperose laser treatment: the visible dilated blood vessels can be treated with the (Medart) vascular laser.
- Even redness treatment: with an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment for redness in rosacea, the even redness can be reduced. This makes the overall facial redness less noticeable.
Would you like to have your rosacea treated by U-Clinic? Please contact us.
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