Rosacea Treatment in London & UK

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Rosacea is a condition which affects the skin, mainly in the facial region of the body. It is believed to become apparent after the age of 30, although there are a large number of cases where children are found to suffer from this condition. It is characterized mainly by the redness of the skin in the facial area, where the affected regions such as the nose, cheeks and forehead may sometimes be marked with the appearance of blood vessels. Rosacea may sometimes affect the eyes, in which case it would result in ocular discomfort and redness.

This condition affects approximately five percent of the population and is believed to be prevalent more so in women compared to men. There is also a higher chance of developing rosacea in individuals with fair skin

Although the factors that are responsible for rosacea have not been fully discovered, certain theories regarding its causes have been proposed. Some believe that the redness and appearance of blood vessels in the facial region is bound to be linked to an abnormality in the blood vessels themselves, while others attribute the swelling to an increase in the flow of blood in the vessels, higher in proportion to its drainage. Many experts have come up with the theory that rosacea is linked to an abnormality which causes the improper functioning of the nervous system, hence explaining why the symptoms of rosacea become more severe and marked during times of mental stress.

There is said to be no real cure for rosacea, however, it can be managed and the severity of its symptoms minimized using therapy as carried out by dermatologists. 

There are four main classifications of rosacea, distinguished from one another by the different symptoms that they exhibit. These subtypes often co exist with one another and there may be cases where the condition progresses from one type to another.

It is important to understand that acne and rosacea are two entirely different terms that represent two different disorders of the skin. Originally, the term Acne Rosacea was used when talking about such a disorder, however it was later discovered that even though there are a number of similar aspects to these disorders, they have entirely different causes. For example, as mentioned above the factors that are said to be responsible for rosacea include disorders of the blood vessels as well as the lack of proper functioning of the nervous system. In the case of acne however, it is caused primarily by a specific type of bacteria known as Propionibacterium, which is involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates in the human body.

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