The name “Acne Rosacea” can be confusing because it is not actually a form of “acne”. The term is used to describe a type of Rosacea where the sufferer also has small red spots or bumps accompanying the skin redness and flushing which characterises the skin condition.
Some sufferers will also have dilated blood vessels on the face known as Telangiectasia. Acne Rosacea is categorised as a chronic skin condition and left untreated will usually get worse.
There are a lot of reported causes and triggers of Acne Rosacea, not all of which are backed up by evidence. For many Acne Rosacea sufferers skin redness is continually present or “persistent”. For others it is “transient”, meaning that it comes and goes. In either case the onset of Rosacea is usually aggravated by other factors. These can include sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, the sun, stress, topical irritants on the skin and certain foods – both dairy and spicy foods have been linked to the condition. Other causes are thought to be Demodex Folliculorum (a form of mite) and there have even been suggestions that a certain type of bacteria found in the gut can lead to the onset of the condition.
Skin redness/flushing can simply be caused by an increase in body temperature, emotions (such as embarrassment or anger) or an underlying condition like rosacea. Many women also experience facial flushing during menopause.
There are many contributing factors to skin redness/flushing. Our skin flushes when there is a sudden increase in body temperature. Most often this is a physical response to internal or external factors such as spicy food or emotional triggers. If the redness/flushed appearance is persistent, it could be a sign of an underlying condition, such as rosacea.
Our two locations, Orchard Skin Clinic in Cambridgeshire and The Chelmsford Private Day Surgery Hospital, both benefit from being located within quiet, calm and tranquil environments.
At Orchard Skin Clinic we offer a variety of skin rejuvenation and corrective treatments to address many different skin conditions.
Our technologically advanced Laser equipment enables us to successfully treat men and women of all age groups and skin types who would like to improve or enhance their skin health, with very little or no downtime.
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