What Are The Main Causes Of Rosacea?

Posted by Cedars Dermatology, 8th April 2021

As dermatologists, we specialise in skin, and know what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to caring for it. Whether you’re blessed with ‘normal’ skin or you’re managing a debilitating condition, we can work with you to help create better, healthier- and more youthful-looking skin that you’ll love for the long-term.

Rosacea in a nutshell

In today’s post, our dermatologists here at our rosacea clinic, serving Elstree, are focusing on rosacea treatment. With a tell-tale red rash, or presenting with flushed-looking skin, rosacea is a common condition that comes and goes, and can be triggered by everything from diet, to changes in temperature or weather. 

Causes of rosacea

Experts don’t know what causes rosacea – only triggers that can make symptoms worse. However, rosacea treatment can help control symptoms of this skin concern, such as redness, inflammation and spots.

Ways to treat rosacea

In-clinic, there are three main routes to rosacea treatment: laser skin treatment, which controls redness by breaking down dilated blood vessels under the skin; tablets, such as beta-blockers or antibiotics, which can deal with spots and inflammation; and topical creams, which can soothe and strengthen the skin, while combatting a flushed appearance.

Rosacea treatment at-home

Our dermatologists recommend a few things to try at home, which can help calm and ease the condition:

  • Skincare – products containing aloe vera can soothe skin, while chamomile is known for its calming properties. Other natural helpers include tea tree oil and honey.
  • Supplements – green tea and turmeric acts as anti-inflammatories. You can even drink green tea.
  • Suncare – as sunlight can be a trigger, protecting it with suncream or covering up in the daylight can help minimise UV exposure.
  • Lifestyle changes – managing stress and anxiety can help keep the condition under control. Exercise is a great way to do this, but take care that you don’t overdo it, as strenuous activity could also cause a flare-up. 

Why should I choose Cedars Dermatology?

We pride ourselves on our commitment to care – recognised in our many positive reviews and in returning patients, who won’t go anywhere else for their skin concerns. We’re highly trained and qualified in dermatology and deliver our treatments ethically and responsibly, ensuring our patients are happy with their results and know all the ins and outs of their treatment before they commit.

Get in touch

Whether you’re concerned about rosacea treatment or you’d like to enquire about any of our other procedures, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our rosacea clinic, serving Elstree and beyond. Simply reach out via our contact page and we’ll arrange your no-obligation consultation.

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