Rosacea Skin Disorder Treatments
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder characterised by redness, broken capillaries, and episodes of swelling and inflammation with pimples. Women are the main suffers from up to 10% of the population living with this skin condition. There are many factors which can predispose one to rosacea, such as: climate, infections, gastric problems, diet, alcohol, coffee, immunological reactions etc. Typically rosacea affects the cheeks, however, the chin, the forehead, the nose and the neck can also be affected. Treatment depends on the stage of rosacea and involves creams, different types of lasers (Dr.Roberts uses N-Y lasers, IPL and fractional resurfacing lasers), as well as tablets if necessary.
Take a look at our broken capillaries treatment performed in Cosmetic Medical Centre.
The pathophysiology of facial blushing is complex. The facial capillaries play an important role in thermoregulation and show an exaggerated response to mental stimuli. Facial blushing can be associated with specific foods and temperature, as well as emotional and physical stress. The neural control of blushing of the face depends on many factors: the central nervous system influences thermal and food related blushing. The pharmacological basis of rosacea and menopausal blushing are still not fully known. However, it is important to exclude secondary facial blushing which can be associated with endocrinological disorders and neurological conditions.
Rosacea is a complex issue and requires a more precise discussion about possible causes and different methods of treatment which will be suitable for you, depending on how advanced the rosacea is. There are several different treatments available for Rosacea, including creams, laser therapy and medications. The treatment with Botox is only partially successful, and some patients (about 10%) have no improvement at all, however, 30% of patients have a very good improvement and 60% of patients have a partial improvement. Sometimes a combination of Botox and laser treatment can be effective.
Typically the treatment cost ranges between $300 - $1000 depending on your individual case and the area treated. The pricing is based on the amount of Botox required for the treatment.
Regarding your question concerning side effects, usually, if it is necessary, we prefer to start the treatment with laser and later use Botox. However, your facial expression will be different following Botox injections because Botox is a muscle relaxation agent as well.
Before & After
Dr Roberts’ extended experience in both the dermatological and surgical specialties has enabled him to develop a holistic approach in the cosmetic and beauty industry. His practice is focused on achieving natural looking beauty by the application of both surgical and non-surgical skills.