If you have felt self conscious of scars left by acne scarring it may be time to consider booking an appointment with your dermatologist. Within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars.
Non-ablative lasers stimulate the production of collagen without damaging the skin’s surface. Meanwhile, ablative lasers (i.e. CO2 and erbium) vaporize the scar, allowing smoother skin to take its place. Filler injections can also prove beneficial at filling in the indentations left behind from deep acne scars however the downside to fillers is that they need to be repeated every four to six months, as the product re-absorbs into the skin over time.
To ensure you receive the very best treatment for your acne scarring contact an experienced dermatologist. Dr. Maria Gonzalez of the Specialist Skin Clinic has over 20 years experience in treating a variety of skin conditions including the use of lasers for the treatment of acne scarring.
Red face – Rosacea)
Surprisingly “ red face – rosacea ” are a fairly common problem for the UK population. This skin condition is more likely to occur in those who have the fairest skin and if you burn easily in the sun you are at higher risk of experiencing a red face especially as you get older
Regardless of skin type, the thickness of our skin decreases as we age and exposure to the sun significantly accelerates this process. As the blood vessels in our skin run through the dermis or deeper layer of skin, when this portion of the skin becomes thinner vessels become more visible and dilate more easily into the surrounding tissue.
The two most common reasons for having a “red face” are:
- ‘Weathering’ of the skin – experienced by those who enjoy participating in outdoor activities such as regular walking, horse riding, playing golf.
There are many other skin conditions which may give the appearance of a red face – rosacea such as seborrhoeic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and even acne. It is recommended that you see your dermatologist to obtain the correct diagnosis as improvement in your condition will rely on receiving appropriate treatment for the problem.
Treating face redness with lasers
For those suffering with red face – rosacea or weathering, treatment with an appropriate laser such as the pulsed dye laser can produce significant results with 60 – 90% improvement in the condition (red face – rosacea). Patients report improvement in symptoms such as burning of the cheeks, normally associated with red faces – rosacea, after a course of pulsed dye laser treatment. A course of treatment involves 3 -5 treatments depending on the severity of the problem. Patients suffering with red face – rosacea may need additional treatments if there are other symptoms such as red spots and pustules.
The results (red face – rosacea) from such laser treatments can have a significant impact on both your physical appearance and your self esteem. Many patients who previously would not allow themselves to be seen without make-up suddenly feel able to face the world without covering up their faces.
This is especially true of male patients who are particularly distressed by having a visible red nose. Treatment with the pulsed dye laser has a high level of success in treating this problem of red face – rosacea.
Dr. Maria Gonzalez treats patients for red face – rosacea on a regular basis and has a great deal of experience treating these conditions. Don’t forget – there is no need to cover up when very effective treatments are available.
Contact the Specialist Skin Clinic on 029-20617690 to book a consultation.
If you suffer from a rash and associated flushing then you may well be experiencing a condition known as rosacea which many people find acutely embarrassing both impacting on their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Rosacea sufferers often also experience eye symptoms (red, itchy, sore eyes and eyelids, a gritty feeling and sensitivity to light). Occasionally sufferers may develop more serious eye problems, such as painful inflammation involving the clear front part of the eye (rosacea keratitis). If you do have problems with your eyes always contact your doctor.
If you want to find out more information about Rosacea visit the British Association of Dermatology website which contains leaflets on a range of skin conditions.