What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that affects around 15% of women in Ireland. It mostly appears in middle age, although it can begin before then.
Its symptoms can include flushing, redness, spots or thickened skin on the face. You may also suffer from eye problems such as dry eyes or sore eyelids.
While these symptoms rarely lead to anything more serious, rosacea remains an unsightly condition that you would understandably want to get rid of.
The good news is that there are safe and effective treatments for rosacea at Dundrum Clinic.
What causes rosacea?
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is partly hereditary, For example, women are much more at risk than men, especially if they’re over 30 with fair skin.
There are also a number of environmental factors which seem to trigger rosacea or make an existing condition worse. They include:
- Hot drinks
- Spicy food
- Sunlight or extreme temperatures
- Strong emotions
- Drugs that dilate blood vessels, such as blood pressure medications
As a result, it’s recommended that people suffering from rosacea avoid these triggers as much as possible.
How we treat rosacea
At Dundrum Clinic we tend to combine IPL treatment with special skincare products to alleviate the symptoms of rosacea. However, this depends on your individual circumstances. For more information you can get in touch with our friendly team or pop in to our Dublin clinic.
If you're thinking of going ahead with the treatment, you can book an initial consultation for just €20 – refundable in full should you choose to take up treatment – to discuss the most appropriate option for you.