18. Skin Reactions.
Part 2. Rosacea.
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.
- · Flushing of the skin
- burning and stinging sensations
- permanent redness
- small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
Possible ‘triggers’ of rocasea.
- exposure to sunlight
- cold weather
- the menopause
- certain medications
- hot drinks
- alcohol and caffeine
- eating certain foods, especially spicy foods
There is no long term cure for rosacea, but treatments are available to control the symptoms. At Beauty Haven, we have found photo rejuvenation facials , using the ellipse I2PL, really improve symptoms such as telangiectasia (red veins) and erythema.(redness).
A thread vein is a small blood vessel near the surface of the skin. The Ellipse operator guides the visible light from the flash-lamp to the blood vessels needing treatment. The Ellipse I2PL system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that only light with the correct wavelengths is allowed to reach your skin. Blood contains haemoglobin, this absorbs the light and converts it into heat. This heat destroys the protein in the wall of the thread vein. As a result the veins will gradually, and safely, disappear after treatment. Diffused redness and uneven pigmentation are treated in the same way.
The number of treatments depends on the severity of the thread vein. Clinical studies have confirmed that 1-4 treatments usually are needed, and these are timed about one month apart.