At Staffordshire Skin & Laser Clinic we are passionate about treating the signs and symptoms of rosacea with proven treatments, advanced medical skincare and combining nutritional and lifestyle advice. We are an accredit treatment centre of the ARAUK Acne and Rosacea Association UK which is a charity created by Professor Tony Chu who is a leading dermatologist within this field.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a very common, long term, chronic condition that commonly affects the face, eyes and nose. The earliest signs of rosacea are often overlooked because people assume, they are temporary and will go away, however if left undiagnosed and untreated can lead to gradual changes in the physical appearance of the skin, nose and eyes resulting in long term psychological implications for the sufferer.
The condition may first present itself as flushing and redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. Over time, left untreated the symptoms become more persistent with a permanent redness, lumps, bumps and visible blood vessels. With more severe cases, often in men, skin thickening which commonly affects the nose referred to as Rhinophyma, where nasal skin thickens and becomes deep purplish-red in colour. In turn making the nose appear larger and sometimes deformed. This skin thickening can also occur on the cheeks, chin and forehead. And with many rosacea sufferers the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot.
Although there is no cure for rosacea, with the correct diagnosis, a course of treatment, a few lifestyle changes and maintenance the symptoms can be relieved.
If you would like to book a consultation to discuss treatments for Rosacea or any other concerns, please call us on 01782 922300.
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