Rosacea is defined as a "vascular disorder of the face that causes
the blood vessels to swell in the middle area of the face in a
It is found across the face from cheek to cheek, and Grade 3 of
the condition also includes the nose, forehead and chin. The
symptoms of rosacea are as follows:
• Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin and
• Small visible blood vessels on the face
• Bumps and pimples on the face
• Watery or irritated eyes
• No comedones
Rosacea most commonly affects fair-skinned people from Northern
Europe and is estimated to affect up to 1 in 10 people. It is twice
as common in females than in males, although it usually effects men
more seriously. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and
There are many theories, but the causes of Rosacea are not well
understood. Some researchers believe it is an inherited disorder,
others believe you are more likely to develop in due to blushing
frequently. Another theory is that Rosacea is caused by the demodex
mite, a parasite that lives n the follicles and feeds on sebum.
Whatever the cause, there are certainly many things we can do to
treat and to prevent it.
Recommended treatments for rosacea:
• Laser IPL
• LED light therapy
• Skin resurfacers/peels
• Home care/Coffeeberry Minerals
Ultimate Skin Clinic offers rosacea/redness sufferers numerous
different treatments to suit various skin types, all of which can
dramatically resolve concerns.
Facial blood vessels and redness can be effectively treated in
just a few sessions leaving clients with a renewed confidence by
restoring skin tone, texture and appearance. Here at the
clinic we offer two fantastic treatments for this
condition. Multiple Pulsed Light (MPL) technology, a treatment
breakthrough that has outstanding results with this condition.
Unlike more common remedies, like the use of oral antibiotics,
which are minimally effective, MPL actually removes the
structurally damaged blood vessels and diminishes the constant
facial redness. LED light therapy has been used in the medical
arena for decades and has produced phenomenal results for
rosacea. The use of Coffeeberry mineral make-up alone can also
correct your skin on its own too.
Your allocated skin specialist will select the correct option
for you during your free skin consultation.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Treatment is usually recommended as a course
of 4-6 sessions for the MPL, and similar number for skin peels.
Treatments with MPL are usually between 4 weeks apart and take
Q: What does the MPL treatment involve?
A: You will be asked to keep your face out of
the sun before and during your course of treatment. A patch test
will be performed during your first visit to check that you do not
react. Then your first treatment will involve application of a
thick gel to the area of concern, placement of the smooth, cold
glass handpiece of the laser which will fire little pulses of light
on to the skin. There is a feeling of heat during the treatment and
your face will be redder for a short while afterwards.
Q: How does the MPL work?
A: The MPL has 2 actions. Firstly, red thread
veins absorb the light energy of the laser, which heats and
damages them so that the body reabsorbs them. Secondly, the light
energy warms the collagen fibres in the skin which stimulates new
collagen production which subsequently improves the support of the
small blood vessels thus delaying the development of more thread
veins and unwanted redness.
Q: What does the LED light therapy feel
A: This is an extremely relaxing and pain-free
therapy. An experience akin to being on a sun bed but without
the harmful UV rays.
Q: Can you have both/all treatments offered for
A: Absolutely. Sometimes combining the
different therapies gives the best result.