Lockdown Live 2: Rosacea (What is it?)

Hello, everyone. It’s tammy from infinity skin and body back again. So today I am just going to be talking about rosacea so yesterday, I went into talking about telangiectasia, which are your broken, not broken, your dilated capillaries. Sorry. And the reason why I went into that yesterday is just because that is a component of rosacea.
So I wanted you to kind of get an understanding of those vascularities in the skin that are seen in rosacea skin types. So what is rosacea? So rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition, and it often occurs with facial redness.
Generally, you’ll get it around here in the cheeks, the chin, the nose, sometimes on the forehead.
But generally in those areas is where you see the rosacea occurring the most. There’s also sensitivity as well associated and also telangiectasia, which is what I spoke about yesterday. So your dilated capillaries.
Sometimes you can also get papules and pustules with rosacea skins. So there are actually a few different types, which i’m going to go over in a sec. But I also just want to mention that just because you have a bit of facial redness.
It doesn’t mean that you have rosacea a lot of the time it is misdiagnosed. So we do have clinics, clients who come into the clinic and they have a bit of sensitivity, a bit of facial redness and flushing.
And they come in basically self diagnosing themselves with rosacea. Or they’ve been somewhere else who has said that they have rosacea and it really does make a big difference with kind of like our treatment plan and products that we use a as well, whether it’s sensitised skin or rosacea. So I just want to point that out as well. So there’s four different types of rosacea. So the first type is your erythematotelangiectatic rosacea such a long word.
But essentially what that means is you have erythema on the skin, so that is your facial redness. But you’ve also got your telangiectasia, which are your dilated capillaries.
That’s probably the most common one. So, yes, that’s probably the most common one that we get clients coming in with. I would say, The second type is your papulopustular rosacea.
So that is where I mentioned before, when you can get your breakouts as well. So you’ve generally got redness telangiectasia, but also papules and pustules associated as well.
The third type of rosacea is phymatous. So that is when it occurs on the nose. So you’ve probably seen in ageing men. They sometimes get a bit of a bulbous nose where becomes thickened red, sometimes even discoloration where it becomes a bit purply that is actually a form of rosacea generally associated with alcohol abuse over a long period of time. Now, the fourth, fourth type of rosacea is ocular, which is your eye area.
So you get really watery eyes, redness ,sensitivity. Obviously, we can’t actually treat that one in clinic because we’re not eye doctors. So just keep that one in mind as well that there is actually rosacea of the eye, which is pretty interesting. So in clinic, we definitely can help with the three types that I spoke about earlier.
And i, just briefly want to go over some of the causes of rosacea as well. So I did talk about yesterday some of the causes of your telangiectasia. So your dilated capillaries or spider veins. So they are similar but more specific.
With rosacea number one is probably alcohol abuse or just alcohol consumption in general, like I know for myself, if I drink one glass of wine, I get hot flush all over my chest, and sometimes it travels up my face so that can actually lead to rosacea.
So I try not to drink wine as hard as it is. Another cause can be stress. As well, so once again, I if I am stressed or nervous or I have any like type of anxiety, I will get a nervous rash as well.
So if I constantly am under stress, that can lead to rosacea in the long run. Another cause is uv exposure, which I spoke about yesterday. So if you haven’t seen yesterday’s live, just go and have a look, because i’ve gone in a little bit more detail with the causes. Smoking as well, some medications can also cause rosacea. So if you do suffer from rosacea and you’re not too sure what’s causing it, definitely have look into the medications that you’re on just to see if that might be a trigger. And there’s also a mite with rosacea.
So it’s called demodex mite and this can actually cause rosacea. So it’s actually a little mite. Sounds disgusting, but it’s like a little mite living on your skin.
So a lot of the time doctors will prescribe antibiotics for that to help with that mite, led is also really good for that as well. So that’s pretty much all I want to go over today because I don’t want to cover too much because taryn and cassie as well, who’s going to be joining us now for the lives. We’ll be going over your products that we recommend and treatments as well and also your lifestyle factors. That’s pretty much just a brief introduction into rosacea. So stay tuned for the rest of the week guys, thanks for watching.

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