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Redness in the sebaceous areas of the face is known as rosacea. Patients may have pimples as in acne but, unlike acne, the undertone is pink and gets worse as we age. Our dermatologists are specialists in treating all types of rosacea in London with a specific treatment programme for each patient. Make an appointment now so that we can evaluate your particular case.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea, or acne rosacea, is an inflammation of the sebaceous follicles. Unlike acne vulgaris, rosacea produces small red pimples in the most sebaceous areas of the face. People with rosacea suffer from outbreaks that worsen with age, they have skin that is very sensitive to cosmetics or creams and become red easily.

It is true that there is no specific test to diagnose the disease. It is the specialised doctor who will examine the skin and determine the diagnosis based on the patient’s history and symptoms. He or she may also order further tests to rule out other conditions, such as lupus or psoriasis.

Types of rosacea on the skin

Rosacea can be classified into four types depending on its stage or course:

Erythematous

This is rosacea that manifests itself only in the form of redness on the patient’s face. It occurs in the earliest stages and in young people. In dermatology, the word erythema means red.

Papulosa

Appears in the middle ages of life when a Demodex infection occurs. It is sometimes also called acne rosacea. This type of rosacea consists of acne-like pimples with a reddish undertone.

Couperosis

This is a descriptive term, as there is no such disease as couperosis. The name means «pink cheek» and is caused by menopause, frequent alcohol intake or seborrheic dermatitis.

Rhinophyma

As rosacea progresses, the pore dilates, the sebaceous gland becomes overactive and the surface of the skin is altered, although it is most common on the nose. It is usually accompanied by small veins.

Causes of rosacea

Triggering causes of rosacea are:

  • High sebum production
    Rosacea is considered to be an inflammatory pathology of the sebaceous gland. In people with facial rosacea, the sebaceous glands and the dermis in general are particularly large. These glands produce more sebum than normal, acidifying the skin.
  • Skin sensitivity
    One of the most common characteristics of rosacea is its association with sensitive skin. It is worth noting that women suffer three times more from rosacea than men and fair skin is more affected. This can lead to persistent redness.
  • Vascular lability
    People with rosacea have a special vascular lability. Their capillaries and arteries dilate very easily, resulting in redness of the face with touch or any stimulus. It is related to changes in temperature or the ingestion of spicy foods.
  • Infection by the Demodex parasite
    With the development of this pathology, an infection by a small mite, a relative of the spider, called Demodex folliculorum, occurs. This mite is particularly prone to infect the sebaceous glands of rosacea and causes a worsening of the skin.

Rosacea treatment price in London

The price of the different procedures for the treatment of rosacea is as follows:

One-off payment

1000£

Save 65£ by paying for all your sessions in one instalment.

Includes:

  • 1x Medical consultation
  • 6x Microdermabrasion
  • 6x Salicylic Acid Peel
  • 6x Photobiological therapy
  • 4x IPL Laser (Intense Pulsed Light)
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Three payments of

355£

We offer you the possibility of paying in three installments.

Includes:

  • 1x Medical consultation
  • 6x Microdermabrasion
  • 6x Salicylic acid peel
  • 6x Photobiological therapy
  • 4x IPL Laser (Intense Pulsed Light)
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Pay per individual session

Price according to session

If you do not prefer to select a treatment pack, you can book individual sessions.

Includes:

  • Medical consultation
  • Microdermabrasion / Air Peel
  • Salicylic acid peel
  • Photobiological therapy
  • IPL laser (Intense Pulsed Light)

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Maintenance programme

After the attack programme, where the patient has improved substantially but still has a tendency to develop rosacea, a maintenance programme should be carried out, which can last between two and four years:

  • Specific skin care with non-detergent cleansers, moisturisers in the form of serum, niacinamide, rutin, azelaic acid.
  • IPL sessions every three to four months. Occasionally, laser sessions may be performed once or twice a year.
  • Isotretinoin intake, at a rate of 40 mg a week for one to two years.

Rosacea before and after

Rosacea is not a disease that can be considered serious, but it has an aesthetic component that can be an important emotional burden for the patient. For this reason, our doctors have designed a programme of attack against rosacea through which very satisfactory results have been obtained. In these three cases we have managed to reduce the symptoms, lengthen the periods of inter-crisis and improve the aesthetic aspect considerably. All of them continue with a maintenance programme and have not presented any more rosacea outbreaks since then.

Frequently asked questions about rosacea

Las preguntas más frecuentes sobre el tratamiento de rosácea en Barcelona son las siguientes:

No. Rosacea is not a contagious disease.
There is no scientific evidence that rosacea is a hereditary disease.
Rosacea is a chronic disease. However, the symptoms may have times of calm or times of increased manifestation.
Rosacea can be treated. In this way, we can make all the redness of the skin disappear.