Rosacea is a chronic acne like skin disease characterized by facial redness (erythema) and pimples (however, not in each case). Rosacea may affect women (three times more often) and men of all ages. It has a peak age of onset between 30 and 60.

Rosacea primarily affects people of north-western European descent and has been nicknamed the 'curse of the Celts' by some in Britain and Ireland. Rosacea probably affects about 1 in 10 people in the UK.

Rosacea Symptoms

Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly may affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. In some cases, additional symptoms, such as permanent redness, telangiectasia (dilation of superficial blood vessels on the face), red domed papules (small bumps) and pustules, red gritty eyes, burning and stinging sensations, and in some advanced cases, a red lobulated nose (rhinophyma), may develop.

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea has a genetic background and so there is no permanent cure for this condition. There is nothing you can do to prevent rosacea from starting. However, treatments can ease the symptoms. The treatments used may vary, depending on what symptoms develop. Treatment may need to be adjusted over time depending on your response to treatments, and if you develop different symptoms.

Avoiding triggers
In order to keep rosacea under control, learn what your triggers are. Use a symptom diary to keep track. When you find a pattern to your rosacea flare-ups, change your habits and lifestyle to prevent problems. Triggers usually include inappropriate diet, inappropriate cosmetics, sunshine exposure, endocrine disturbances, alcohol, etc.

Topical treatment
This includes topical usage of anti-bacterial drugs like metronidazole and antibiotics in form of cream or lotion. Rosacea may be treated with mild topical steroids that are either over-the-counter or prescription-strength. These can be used short-term to help to reduce skin redness and inflammation. They can make rosacea worse if used for longer periods.

General treatment
Rosacea, in some situations, may require general antibiotic treatment. They work mainly by providing an anti-inflammatory effect. Oral antibiotics include tetracycline, minocycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and others. Isotretinoin oral therapy might be helpful in some stubborn situations. In case of some proliferative lesions (e.g. rhinophyma) surgical and/or laser therapy might be necessary.

SilicoSan in Rosacea

One has to bear in mind that people suffering of rosacea usually have very delicate and sensitive skin. Due to this fact all topical products, as well medicines as well cosmetics have to be applied very carefully. SilicoSan can be useful in purulent skin-lesions. However, SilicoSan may dry out and irritate rosacea skin, so one has to pay an extra attention when using it. We recommend to test SilicoSan on a small area before using it more widely.

Please notice! The presented preparation is a cosmetic product and this presentation does not intend to attribute to it the property of preventing, treating or curing any human disease, or refer to such properties.