Which Rosacea Type Are You?

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Rosacea Awareness Month is approaching and can affect up to 1 in 10 people in the UK. Typical symptoms of Rosacea types include:

  • Facial redness, commonly on the nose and cheeks area.
  • Spots.
  • Extreme sensitivity to temperature changes.
  • Flushing and blushing.

If you leave Rosacea undiagnosed it can often lead to worsening of symptoms down the line. Complicated signs of Rosacea include enlargement of the nose and severely broken veins. Luckily, there are advancements in technology and studies to help you take control of your skin and how you feel about it. 

Acne is to do with the amount of increased phi. bacteria in the skin as well as overproduction of sebaceous oil. Rosacea is inflammation and irritation of the skin. 

Which Rosacea Type Am I?

1) Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

Characterised by flushing and persistent central facial swelling. When your skin appears red with blood vessels. 

2) Papulopustular Rosacea

Characterised by facial redness around the center of the face with red or yellow spots.

3) Phymatous Rosacea

Characterised by an enlarged nose which can be linked to heavy drinking. Skin thickening can also appear around the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears. 

4) Ocular Rosacea

When your eyes have the following signs or symptoms:

  • Watery
  • Bloodshot
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Blurred Vision
  • Redness around the eye
  • Conjunctivitis

For this, you would need to be referred by your GP to an eye specialist.

Treatments for Rosacea

Both lights and laser treatments have been claimed as ‘miracle treatments’ for effective rosacea results to treat both Rosacea and Acne. LED Phototherapy uses broad-spectrum light beams to kill P.acne bacteria and promote healing. Light treatment is painless to use and must be used daily to limit rosacea. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments use yellow, green, and red light with short pulses over the skin. A combination of nutritional therapy alongside clinical treatments can help to address issues in the gut.