April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects a large amount of Irish people and most are unaware of what it is and what triggers this condition.

Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.

Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. This is the condition, called rhinophyma (pronounced “rhi-no-FY-muh”), that gave the late comedian W.C. Fields his trademark bulbous nose. In many rosacea patients, the eyes are also affected, feeling irritated and appearing watery or bloodshot.

Although rosacea can affect all segments of the population, individuals with fair skin who tend to flush or blush easily are believed to be at greatest risk. The disease is more frequently diagnosed in women, but more severe symptoms tend to be seen in men — perhaps because they often delay seeking medical help until the disorder reaches advanced stages.

While there is no cure for rosacea and the cause is unknown, medical therapy is available to control or reverse its signs and symptoms. 

At Eden Skin and Laser Clinic we specialise in treating Rosacea,in fact we love it!

The various ways we can overcome and control Rosacea are with Vitamin C Skin Peels,Laser Vein Removal and Homecare products prescribed by your practitioner.

If you’d like to know more about Rosacea or treating it why not book a FREE consultation here under “Rosacea Consultation” or “General Skin Consultation”

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