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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterised by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. 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.

  • Signs
  • Causes
  • Treatment

Most people with rosacea have periods when their symptoms are particularly troublesome, followed by periods when their symptoms are less so. The main symptoms of rosacea include flushing, persistent facial redness, visible blood vessels, thickened skin, papules and pustules.

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, although a number of potential factors have been suggested. Facial blood vessels may dilate too easily, and the increased blood near the skin surface makes the skin appear red and flushed. Various lifestyle and environmental factors -- called triggers -- can increase this redness response. Acne-like bumps may appear, often in the redder area of the central face. This may be due to factors related to blood flow, skin bacteria, microscopic skin mites (Demodex), irritation of follicles, sun damage of the connective tissue under the skin, an abnormal immune or inflammatory response, or psychological factors.

We use DMK pH Revision for treating rosacea which functions in the following way:

  • Bacteria-fighting agents should kill causative bacteria and Demodex mite, helping to reduce inflammation, heat and swelling.
  • The skin’s structure should be strengthened to encourage repair and restoration of cellular integrity. A stronger healthier skin is more able to hold water and has a better defence system that is less likely to inflame.

 

Recommended Treatments: DMK Enzyme Therapy, DMK pH Revision