Rosacea is a chronic hypersensitivity disorder of the face, common on the nose and cheeks and appears red, lumpy and can exhibit excessive oiliness and visible blood vessels called telangiectasias or spider veins. The skin may also appear dry and feel stingy. The cause of Rosacea is unknown but the condition can be aggravated or triggered by sun exposure, stress, digestive disorders, extreme temperatures, spicy food, alcohol. It is essential for the client to avoid sun exposure and the use of a clinic recommended sunscreen is mandatory. Non-medics are able to treat a mild non-active rosacea but must be aware that inflammation will contra-indicate and healing will be longer, reactions are more likely and sensations would be greater. The symptoms of the condition are easier to treat when they are in the earlier stages so an early consultation is paramount. Rosacea should be treated with care and progression. It is recommended prior to an in-clinic treatment, to ensure the skin is well balanced to address inflammation, redness, dehydration and irritation. We advise to commence the clients programme with the use of homecare to address these concerns, with an aim to eventually introducing either a mandelic or azelan mesopeel to encourage results quicker.
Ingredients to consider include:
–Salicylic acid is a lipid soluble BHA which facilitates penetration into the epidermis and the pilosebaceous unit and used to treat oily and acneic concerns. It works by cutting through the oil and penetrating into the follicle creating a whirlwind effect. This then unclogs any oil, dirt or debris, reduces inflammation of the sebaceous gland thereby reducing excess oil production.
–Mandelic acid is a larger molecular AHA that offers a progressive and gentle approach at breaking the protein bridges between the corneocytes.
–Azelaic acid is an anti-bacterial with an anti-inflammatory and oil-regulating action.
–Melilot Extract is vaso-protective and anti-inflammatory.
–Troxerutin enhances venous tone & reduces vascular hyper-permeability.
Products to consider include:
-couperend maintenance cream is designed to comfort a sensitive skin susceptible of suffering diffuse redness and/or blood microcapillaries visible on the surface. Its soothing, anti-erythema and decongestant action helps minimise skin irritation by acting on the impaired perivascular structure. It can be used daily in the morning and evening
-anti-stress face mask is a soothing and repairing face mask for all types of skin, even the most sensitive ones. It fights the oxidising stress effects thanks to its emulsifying, and re-epithelising action. Its complex formulation gives it decongestant, anti-inflammatory, anti-erythema, anti-oedema and anti-oxidant properties.
-stem cell serum restructuractive has an intensive renewal action whilst strengthening the connective tissue structure and improves skin quality and texture. This can be used daily or weekly for an intense repair treatment.
– mesopeel Mandelic 30% or 40% pH1.8 This gentle chemoexfoliant treatment will address the bacterial component associated with rosacea.
– mesopeel Azelan containing 20% Salicylic & 20% Azelaic pH 1.5. This treatment will reduce inflammation, reducing redness and cleaning out the follicles of any oil and debris.
– stem cell professional facial treatment will soothe, calm and condition
– genesis LED and Smartdrivity with G2 Regenerance Restoring Complex. This technology uses LED to stimulate cellular reactions, recharging the cells and energising them to heal quicker and rejuvenate faster, resulting in improved tissue repair and reduced inflammation. The regenerance complex activates and accelerates the skin’s repair mechanisms. Targets the Growth Factors, thus accelerating regeneration and renewal and improves the tissue’s ability to heal and repair.
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