Rosacea is a common skin condition where the skin becomes flushed, resulting in redness and swelling. It mainly affects the face, but it can also appear on the scalp, neck, chest and back.
The flushed skin typically feels itchy/burning and small white or yellow pimples may appear, which sometimes become filled with fluid (pustules). When the nose is affected, particularly in older men, the skin becomes thickened, swollen and purple, which is called rhinophyma.
Rosacea can appear at any age, although it most commonly starts between the ages of 30 and 55. In some cases the rash becomes permanent, leaving the skin red and inflamed. Because rosacea typically affects the face many people feel self-conscious about the condition. However, effective treatment is available.
At health + aesthetics our advanced laser treatment has excellent results in treating rosacea and we help many patients with this condition throughout both Surrey and Hampshire.