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A closer look at Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh)

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a long-term chronic, inflammatory skin condition that mainly effect the face. Rosacea normally appears on the central region of the face, mainly the forehead, cheeks, chin, and the lower half of the nose. It is more commonly seen in woman and lighter skin people. When it appears in men there symptoms often appear much worse.It is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy.

There are four types of Rosacea: 

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
  2.  Papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
  3.  Rhinophyma, this is a very rare form of Rosacea and is ofthen associated with thickening of the skin on the tip of the nose. Rhinophyma is very often associated with another type of Rosacea . This type of Roscea normally effects men.
  4.  Ocular rosacea, this type of rosacea symptoms are centered on the eye area.

Rosacea only appears on the face and scalp. With Rosacea there are four stages present:

  1. Pre-rosacea phase (phase 1):  In this stage the skin on the cheeks and nose becomes flushed, and has a stinging sensation. This stage has longer periods of time than normal.
  2. Vascular phase (phase 2):  Also commonly called Telangiectasia. The skin will be swollen with a red appearance. Small blood vessels will be visible just below the surface of the skin.
  3.  Inflammatory phase (phase 3):  Very often small pimples will  develop on the skin surface, sometimes they will be filled with some pus.
  4.  Late phase (phase 4):  This phase does not always occur in everyone. In some people, the skin around the nose occasionally thickens, making it look red and bulbous (called rhinophyma).

Typical signs and symptoms of rosacea include

  • facial flushing,
  • blushing,
  • skin redness (erythema),
  • burning,
  • red bumps and pustules,
  • small cysts, 
  • thickening of the facial tissue, especially the nose.
  • Eye problems,swollen red eyelids-rosacea keratitis. 
  • Dry,rough scaly skin 
  • Tiny Broken Blood Vessels 
  • Yellow-orange patches

Symptoms for the different types of Rosacea: 

Signs of rosacea ETR:

  • Flushing and redness in the center of your face
  • Visible broken blood vessels
  • Swollen skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Stinging and burning skin
  • Dry, rough, and scaly skin

Signs of acne rosacea:

  • Acne-like breakouts and very red skin
  • Oily skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Broken blood vessels that are visible
  • Raised patches of skin

Signs of thickening skin:

  • Bumpy skin texture
  • Thick skin on nose
  • Thick skin on chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears
  • Large pores
  •  Visible broken blood vessels

Signs of ocular rosacea:

  • Bloodshot and watery eyes
  • Eyes that feel gritty
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Dry, itchy eyes
  • Eyes that are sensitive to light
  • Cysts on eyes
  • Diminished vision
  • Broken blood vessels on eyelids

There is not any know causes for rosacea but there is certain things that can trigger it and make it worse: 

  • Eating spicy foods
  • Eating items that contain the compound cinnamaldehyde, such as cinnamon, chocolate, tomatoes, and citrus
  • Drinking hot coffee or tea
  • Having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori
  • A skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleronius
  • The presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)
  • Alcohol 
  • Cheese
  • Emotional stress, 
  • Cold or hot weathe
  • Exercise
  • Wind
  • Hot baths.
  • Smoking 

Treatments for Rosacea: 

  • Avoid any triggers
  • Topical Antibiotics
  • Laser Therapy 
  • Control Stress
  • Use a good Sun Protection 
  • Use Good Skincare regime 
  • In practice treatment 

Essel in practice treatment: 

In Salon Treatments: 

Essel MesoSkin Treatment

  1. I will use the Maxi cleanse to remove any make-up. Then preform a second cleanse using the Aesthet Foaming Cleanser
  2. Mixing the Recovery Serum and Stem Cell serum into a cocktail and preform MesoSkin Treatment.  followed by LED Phototherapy.
  3. I will apply Wrinkle Relaxant to the skin and if Acne Rosacea is present I will apply Blemish free gel to the Affected areas. 
  4.  This treatment can be combined with Keratopeel and will be a small extra charge.
  5. The treatment can be done every 2-4 weeks.

Other options:

Jet Plasma – Cool Jet Plasma Cycles

PRP Skin Youth Facial (aka Vampire Facial)

Essel Home Care & Products: 

Essel Aesthetical SkincareSh’Zen Natural SkincareSkincare Tools/Devices
DNA Maxi cleanse
Aesthet Recovery serum 
DNA Stem cell serum 
DNA Sunprotection 
Blemish Free Gel (When Acne Rosacea is present) 
Aesthet Flash Filler
Humankind Tissue oil Cream
Fijnbos Facial Essence
Fijnbos Cape Cactus Jelly
Glow Vegicaps

Photon Rejuvenation beauty Instrument
2pc Jade Massage Roller Set

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