What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic condition, characterised by noticeable facial redness. Spots or pimples can sometimes accompany this redness. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically a harmless cosmetic condition, but sufferers can feel self-conscious and distressed. Rosacea primarily affects Caucasians of mainly north-western European descent and has hence been nicknamed the ‘curse of the Celts', but it can also affect people of other ethnicities.
Rosacea affects both sexes, and the age of onset generally falls between 30 and 60.
Types of Treatment
Every Rosacea Treatment is different so the best results are achieved when a tailored package of treatments is undertaken. Our Registered General Nurses can talk you through the best treatment combination for you. Treatment options include IPL Laser, and medications.
Frequently Asked Questions about Rosacea Management Programs
Does the treatment hurt?
This depend on the combination of treatments used to treat Rosacea, with IPL and Laser treatments the sensation is often described as similar to a rubber band being snapped onto your skin. Your River Medical Registered General Nurse will advise you on this once your course of treatment is decided.
How long is each treatment?
The treatment length varies depending on the treatment. IPL treatments usually last between 10 and 120 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
People see results after one treatment however for the best result for you your nurse will advise you on the amount of treatments you require.
How soon will I see results?
Your River Medical Nurse will assess both your skin and your concern during your free consultation and will outline your treatment plan and the time it will take to achieve your desired results.
How long will it take to recover?
You can go back to regular activity straight after a treatment. There is a change that you can experience mild swelling and redness however this typically settles after a few hours.
Who will do my Treatment?
A River Medical Registered General Nurse.