Rosacea Treatment in Essex & Kent
Expert Treatment for Rosacea at our Clinics in Brentwood & Sevenoaks
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin problem that most commonly affects the cheeks and chin but can affect the nose, forehead and eyes. It affects women more commonly than men and tends to occur between the age of 30-50. It tends to affect caucasian people most but can be found in individuals of darker skin. It often starts with easy flushing over the cheeks and chin but can progress to produce permanent redness of the face, can involve papules (small spot like lesions) and broken veins (commonly known as thread veins). Rosacea is often triggered by alcohol, caffeine, warm beverages, spicy foods, warm temperatures, cosmetics, emotional stress, cold weather, wind, medications, topical steroids and heavy exercise.
Here at The Skin Clinic we have extensive experience in treating Rosacea and get excellent results. We know that Rosacea can adversely affect a person’s self esteem.
Our dedicated medical team can diagnose Rosacea and give advice on appropriate skincare, make up and treatment options. Book your free consultation with one of our medical experts today on 01732 462844 (Sevenoaks) or 01277 214827 (Brentwood).
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that, if left untreated, can progress and worsen. Avoiding triggers such as alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods etc is vital for Rosacea sufferers. Topical treatments such as prescription metronidazole (an antibiotic) can be useful to help calm any facial inflammation and in combination with gentle skincare can give excellent results. At The Skin Clinic we stock several leading brands of advanced skin care that are specifically designed to help treat Rosacea and work synergistically with prescription medicines. Oral antibiotics can also be used to treat and calm Rosacea but sometimes these can cause gastrointestinal side effects. A very effective treatment for Rosacea is Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. IPL uses light to help reduce facial redness caused by Rosacea and can also treat any broken thread veins caused by Rosacea.
IPL is safe and is regarded as a very effective treatment for Rosacea. IPL has been used in cosmetic dermatology for over 20 years and has no side effects providing that the skin being treated has no active sun tan. Throughout your IPL Rosacea treatment you will be asked to stay out of the sun and to avoid any self tan products. All treatments at The Skin Clinic are done by highly trained medical professionals. We do not delegate any treatments to beauty therapists or non-medical staff as we believe that all light treatments (IPL or Laser) should be performed by experienced medical professionals to avoid the risk of any complications.
Dr Ward always gets it just right with my treatments and ensures that they look subtle and natural, just the way i like. I started on the Obagi skin care programme and since then there has been no looking back.. Obagi is the best kept secret in anti-ageing!![Jennifer, Kent ]
I often model on Dr Jo’s Botox and fillers course and its great to see her pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm to other professionals. She is clearly highly respected in this industry but what is wonderful is that she hasnt lost that lovely personal and warm touch. This is what sets her apart..Its always a pleasure to be involved”[Kate, Surrey ]
Dr Ward was the first person to really take my son’s acne seriously.. it was like a breath of fresh air..Thank you for listening and for understanding how acne can affect so much in a young person’s life. I highly recommend Doctor Jo Ward to anyone who has struggled in silence with a skin problem”[Jane, Surrey ]
I first met Dr Ward in her Harley Street clinic. Since then I have followed her to every clinic she has ever worked in!! Such is my faith in her… When you find a reliable and excellent cosmetic physician, travelling a few extra miles is worth it..”[Alex, London ]
The new Skin Clinic in Sevenoaks is wonderful. I have no doubt Dr Ward will soon have a queue at her clinic door..Not only is she the best injector in town but she is so warm and so passionate about what she does its infectious.. I leave every consultation with a renewed interest in my skin”[Rose, Kent ]