Proven rosacea treatments from private skin specialists
- Our consultant dermatologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating rosacea
- Personalised consultations with a leading skin specialist
- All of our treatments are medically proven to provide effective and long-lasting results
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is most commonly associated with redness in the face. Fair-skinned people from Northern Europe are most susceptible to rosacea, but it can develop in people of Asian and African descent. Although rosacea affects more women than men, men’s symptoms tend to be more severe. Some people go on to develop rhinophyma, a condition that causes the nose to become red and bulbous.
Facial redness is one of the primary features of rosacea. As the condition develops, the central part of the face becomes a darker shade of red and the skin can feel lumpy. Other symptoms include burning or stinging in the face, dilated blood vessels that are visible and obvious, bumps, spots, pustules, painful swelling and infection in and around the eyes, dryness and sensitivity to light.
We offer treatments for all forms of rosacea at The Devonshire Clinic.
What to expect from your Rosacea consultation
All consultations are carried out by one of our Consultant Dermatologists at our Harley Street clinic.
- Our Consultants will start by thoroughly assessing your symptoms, taking a medical history and performing a careful examination of your skin. This will help us to identify the type of rosacea you are suffering from and any possible triggers.
- We will then recommend treatments specific to your symptoms and triggers, including any lifestyle or diet changes that may help to manage symptoms going forward.
- All costs will be outlined in detail at every stage, so you will be in control and have the opportunity to ask questions before proceeding.
Recommended Rosacea Treatments
Our skin specialists have extensive experience treating all types of rosacea. The exact treatment recommended will depend on how your rosacea presents, but no matter what stage your rosacea has reached, we can provide an effective treatment that helps to reduce your symptoms.
If you’re suffering from papules (red bumps) on the skin, you may be advised to use a topical treatment in the form of a cream or gel. This reduces the appearance of papules and pustules while lessening the redness of the skin.
Severe forms of rosacea may require a course of oral antibiotics to reduce severe inflammation. A typical course of antibiotics lasts between four and six weeks.
Isotretinoin is more typically used to treat acne but has been proven to be effective in reducing symptoms associated with rosacea. It’s effective at reducing papules and pustules on the skin.
Some gels reduce facial redness by widening the blood vessels under the skin. The effects become apparent after 30 minutes and usually last for 12 hours.
IPL & Laser Treatment
Visible blood vessels, redness and flushing can be reduced by using IPL (intense pulsed light) or vascular laser treatment. The heat from the lasers shrinks the dilated veins, which in turn, reduces their visibility. Usually, two to four treatments are required for there to be a noticeable improvement.
Obagi Skin Rejuvenation
Our range of prescription-strength topical agents that are particularly effective in treating rosacea and providing general skin care. They also work well in conjunction with other treatments.
Part of the Obagi-C Rx range, Rosaclear has been specifically formulated to treat rosacea, redness and inflammatory papules.
Available Rosacea Treatments
Why use the Devonshire Clinic?
Whatever stage your rosacea is at, we can help. We are a team of leading skin Consultants based in The Harley Street Diagnostic Centre in London. Genuine, fully accredited experts with extensive experience, we can provide you with a quick and accurate diagnosis and recommend effective treatments that really work.
As one of the most advanced private skin clinics in London, we can help you bring your rosacea symptoms under control. Simply get in contact today.
Dr Conal Perrett talks about Rosacea and what you should do if you think you may have the condition