Everything you need to know about Rosacea.

Everything you need to know about Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness and textural changes in the face. Symptoms may include blotchy, red skin, nodules, pustules, burning, pain and discomfort. In the worst cases, it can lead to swelling. Rosacea is quite common – about 1 in 10 adults may have some form of rosacea. It is most common in women between the ages of 30-50.

Different types of Rosacea

Did you know there are four different types of rosacea? Here's a quick overview:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea This type is the mildest and most common form of rosacea, with symptoms mainly consisting of redness of the skin. It is often mild but, if you don't take care of the skin, it can get worse.

  2. Papulopustular Rosacea This type causes swelling, redness and rashes on the face, often on the chin, cheeks, forehead, scalp, neck and chest.

  3. Phymatous Rosacea This form of rosacea is less common and causes the skin to become scarred, thickened and discolored, making it swollen and uneven. It usually affects the nose and is more common in men than women.

  4. Ocular Rosacea This type affects the eyes, making them bloodshot or watery for no apparent reason. They can also burn and become irritated.

Possible causes of Rosacea

Unfortunately, the exact cause of rosacea is not known. Here are some theories out there:

  • Demodex mites: People with rosacea often have more of these skin-dwelling mites.
  • Bacteria: Certain bacteria, including Bacillus oleronius and H. pylori, have been linked to rosacea.
  • Genetics: Rosacea often appears to be hereditary.
  • Diet: Certain foods can trigger rosacea symptoms in some people.

Triggers to avoid in Rosacea

For people with rosacea, it is important to identify and avoid triggers that can worsen symptoms. Here are some common triggers:

  • Spicy food: Hot food can trigger redness and discomfort.
  • Alcohol: Red wine in particular can worsen symptoms.
  • Extreme temperatures: Both cold and heat, including hot drinks and baths, can trigger flare-ups.
  • Stress: Emotional stress can also negatively affect rosacea.
  • Sun: The sun's UV rays can worsen symptoms, so always use sunscreen.

What should you do if you think you have Rosacea?

First of all, go and get a diagnosis from a doctor. It's good to be sure you have rosacea before you start treating it.

Treatments and products for Rosacea at Salon VIVO

Salon VIVO offers customized facial treatments that can help you manage rosacea. One of the most popular treatments is the oxygen treatment from Circadia, which is suitable for all skin types, including rosacea skin. The treatment eliminates bad bacteria and gives clarity to the skin.

Salon VIVO also offers a selection of high-quality skin care products that are specially adapted for sensitive skin with rosacea. An authorized skin therapist recommends the right treatments and products that suit your needs.

Here is a picture of a customer with rosacea who has just had an Oxygen treatment. Big difference directly on the skin.
The treatment can also be done as a course 3-4 times once a week.

Remember that rosacea is common and that there are many who struggle with the same thing. By taking care of your skin and using the right products and treatments, you can improve your symptoms.

Contact Salon VIVO to book your appointment and start the journey towards calmer and healthier skin! Looking forward to helping you get the best possible care for your skin.

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