Following on from my last blog I am going to let you know about the different in-clinic treatment offerings here at Aeternum Aesthetics for rosacea sufferers.
There are a number of different treatments in the industry that can alleviate rosacea symptoms and help control the breakouts. It can be a minefield as there are so many to choose from and also a lot of conflicting information out there.
At Aeternum Aesthetics we currently have a few different options to treat rosacea skin including medical grade skincare, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), chemical peels, microneedling and dermaplaning. I will give some insight into each treatment, what it does and how it works for this specific skin condition.
IPL for Rosacea
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL for short is a very effective treatment for rosacea, including redness, thread veins and flushing on the skin which are all common symptoms.
The IPL light is absorbed by areas that have high vascularity (blood) and is then converted to heat which will destroy the thread veins and erase vascular lesions or areas of redness on the skin. It causes thermo-coagulation with minimal damage to the surrounding areas with the damaged vessels being absorbed by the body leaving no trace on the surface of the skin, evening out the tone and resulting in a smoother texture.
IPL also works on acne by killing the infection in the skin and destroying bacteria that cause the spots. Some rosacea sufferers also get spots, especially over the cheek and chin. Spots are an infection and the body will send blood vessels to the area to help to repair quicker. This is why the skin can look red and irritated around the affected area. IPL will help to clear the infections, which will in turn lead to reduced blood vessels, therefore, less redness and irritation.
This treatment is great for rosacea sufferers that also have concerns about acne, pigmentation, uneven skin tone and open pores.
Chemical Peels for Rosacea
Most people who have sensitive or rosacea skin would tend to shy away from chemical peels. A lot of people have said the word “chemical” puts them off and makes them think this would be too harsh or strong for their skin. In actual fact, it is the opposite and peels can really help to improve the texture of the skin and strengthen the top layer of skin so it thickens leading to more protection.
For more sensitive skin, we would start you on the Radiant 30 peel, this contains 30% Lactic Acid and will very gently slough away at the surface dead skin cells, brightening, smoothing the texture, and helping to combat redness and rosacea over time.
Medical Grade Skincare for Rosacea
Here at Aeternum Aesthetics, we use medical-grade skincare called AlumierMD.
AlumierMD produces fab products that give great results and they are all formulated with all skin profiles in mind, including sensitive skin. The redness-calming products are specifically for sensitive and redness-prone skin. The range uses natural powerful ingredients which will reduce redness and irritation, boost hydration and protect the skin from environmental triggers leaving you with a calmer and clearer complexion.
Medical grade skincare is a great place to start for redness and rosacea as a lot of the time we are causing our own issues by using the wrong products or something too strong. If our protective skin barrier has been compromised then most products will make the situation worse and won’t actually treat the cause of the concern.
Microneedling for Rosacea
Microneedling uses tiny needles to cause trauma to the skin. This will kickstart to repair the skin and also stimulate collagen and elastin production aiming for firmer, smoother skin. Some rosacea sufferers who also get spots would also benefit from microneedling as it’s great to repair the skin from scarring.
The treatment stimulates the epidermis which reduces the appearance of vessels beneath the skin whilst reinforcing collagen in vessel walls and connective tissue that supports vessels. A treatment is usually expected every 4 to 6 weeks and it can take 6 months to a year for your full results.
Dermaplaning for Rosacea
Dermaplaning is a great treatment to start with if you’re unsure of how your skin will behave and want to ease yourself in gently, especially if you haven’t had any facial treatments previously. A Dermaplane will remove any peach fuzz off the surface of the skin whilst giving it a light exfoliation, an amazing glow and leaving a great base for make-up.
Dermalux LED Light Therapy for Rosacea
Dermalux LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses clinically proven therapeutic light energy to trigger the skin’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes without any downtime. This is quite a relaxing treatment which will give you half an hour of ‘quiet time’ whilst boosting the skin. This can also be added onto most of our facial treatments and is great to calm, soothing and reducing redness.
I hope this has given you some insight into the different options for rosacea, redness and sensitive skin we have at Aeternum Aesthetics in Ashby de la Zouch.
Like any skin condition rosacea isn’t easy to live with and can seriously affect your mental health and day-to-day life. We are here to help and control those symptoms for you! We offer skincare consultations so we can advise you on the best-personalised treatment plan going forward. If this interests you then contact us to book in today.