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Rosacea Treatment Brisbane

kleresca & laser treatment for rosacea

Kleresca - New Rosacea Treatment

Entirely  NEW to Australia, Kleresca is a light based treatment to settle rosacea subtypes 1, 2 & 3. This unique treatment is a painless treatment that reduces the inflammation underlying rosacea, calming redness, acne rosacea and skin changes.  It is a novel treatment approach to Rosacea. $200 per treatment. Call us at 3350 5447.

Laser Treatment for Rosacea

Laser treatment for rosacea is best performed with IPL. We utilise the Cutera limelight which is useful for treating diffuse redness and larger vessels associated with Rosacea.  IPL or laser is the most effective treatment for non-transient facial capillaries from Rosacea. Call us on 33505447.

Medical Treatment of Rosacea

Prescription and over the counter serums and creams can help reduce the inflammation and appearance of redness from rosacea. Prescription antibiotics help reduce the inflammation underlying rosacea. However, long-term use of these can interfere with the bodies natural gut microbiome. Kleresca provides a more natural approach to treating the three most common Rosacea subtypes.

*After 1 IPL

*After 1 IPL

*results are individual

*After 2 Cutera IPL

Rosacea treatment can be broken down into five main approaches. The best plan is determined by the Rosacea subtype. At Skin Revision, we are excited to be one of the first clinics in Queensland to introduce Kleresca – a new rosacea treatment.  Other treatment approaches include laser treatment of rosacea, prescription medical treatments,  reducing rosacea triggers and diet interventions to minimise underlying inflammation.

  1. Kleresca – new rosacea treatment is effective for subtypes 1, 2 &  3. It works to reduce the underlying inflammation without the need for antibiotics or prescriptions. It helps minimise transient redness,  acne rosacea, the inflammation and swelling of the skin and early phyma. Because it addresses the underlying inflammation Kleresca acne treatment should prevent the progression of Rosacea.
  2. Laser treatment of rosacea with  IPL  works by reducing the appearance of superficial non-transient capillaries. It can have some small effect on reducing inflammation but has no impact on the progression of the condition.  Laser treatment of IPL is the most effective treatment to reduce the appearance of chronically dilated facial capillaries and can be used in combination Kleresca rosacea treatment or medical treatments.
  3. Elimination of rosacea triggers with diet and lifestyle interventionIt is understood that certain foods and other factors are triggers for flushing in rosacea.  These vary between individuals.  Identifying and minimising exposure to these, though not a cure for rosacea and help slow the progression.
  4. The rosacea diet: Though not clearly understood,  there is growing evidence of a link between gut bacteria and rosacea. This has lead to the development of rosacea diet which considers the role of a fibre rich prebiotic food in gut microbiome health and its role in settling systemic inflammation and skin conditions.
  5. Medical treatment of rosacea focuses on prescription topical creams, prescription oral antibiotics and medicines that impact on vessel reaction.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is caused by chronic inflammation of the skin.  Though the cause is not fully understood,  the gene variations that underlie a predisposition to rosacea have been identified.  These gene variations are responsible for the disruption of the innate immune system in people with rosacea.  Which lead to an abnormal release of inflammatory cytokines in response to various triggers. 

  • It affects mainly fair-skinned people with up to 15% of some European population affected. 
  • It affects the central face region predominantly, specifically cheeks, chin and central forehead.
  • In the early stages, it appears with recurrent flare-ups, that can be precipitated by trigger factors.
  • Left untreated rosacea progresses with chronic dilation of capillaries,  increased number of surface capillaries, development of sterile papules and pustules (acne rosacea) and swelling of skin tissue (phyma).

The main symptoms are facial redness with small visible capillaries,  easily flushed and sensitive skin. Other variations include acne rosacea which presents with papules and pustules, rhinophyma which causes enlarging of the nose and ocular rosacea which presents with redness and swelling of the eyelids and eyes.

The  4 Subtypes of Rosacea:

  • Subtype 1.  Presents with facial redness, flushing and visible facial capillaries.
  • Subtype 2. Called acne rosacea because it presents with papule and pustules that look like acne. Acne rosacea affects women more commonly.
  • Subtype 3.  Rosacea of the nose, known as Rhinophyma presents with thickening of the nose skin. This is rare and affects men more commonly.
  • Subtype 4.  Ocular rosacea where the symptoms occur in the eye area.

Kleresca is capable of treating Subtype 1, 2 & 3 using fluorescent light to stimulate your skin’s repair pathways.

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Rosacea Treatment.

Rosacea treatment involves a multi-pronged approached which is aimed at reducing skin inflammation, treating facial redness and eliminating rosacea triggers that cause flushing. It is vital to reduce underlying skin inflammation to slow the progression of rosacea.

  1. Reducing rosacea inflammation: Can be achieved with Kleresca rosacea treatment, dietary intervention, lifestyle intervention to reduce rosacea triggers. Topical and oral antibiotics also principally act via a decrease in inflammation (not through anti-bacterial action)
  2. Treating facial redness: Laser treatment of rosacea with IPL is well established to improve the cosmetic appearance of rosacea by reducing superficial capillaries.

Once there are fixed dilated surface vessels laser or IPL treatment is the only option. Early intervention to eliminate rosacea triggers and skin inflammation with Kleresca and the rosacea diet may prove invaluable to prevent the progression of the condition.

New Rosacea  Treatment

It is a long time since a new rosacea treatment has been introduced, so we are very excited to be offering Kleresca to our client. It provides a safe, pain-free treatment to help settle the chronic inflammation of rosacea.

Call us on 3350 5447 to book a free assessment to find out more about this amazing therapy.

1. NEW Kleresca Rosacea Treatment

Kleresca rosacea treatment works by biophotonics (which is a light activation of a cream applied to your skin) and represents a more natural rosacea treatment.  Kleresca Rosacea Cream is available in Europe and Australia. It is TGA approved for treatment of rosacea, acne and skin rejuvenation.  Biophotonics is a little difficult to understand as its action at a cellular level is unique in cosmetic dermatology. 

How Does Kleresca Rosacea Cream Work?

Kleresca rosacea cream works uniquely.  It was first introduced into Australia for treatment of acne. Kleresca rosacea cream is activated by LED lights which turns blue, red and infrared source into a pulsating fluorescent light, which penetrates deep into your dermis to activate your skin’s repair mechanism.  Kleresca rosacea cream is non-invasive.

Benefits Kleresca Rosacea Treatment

Kleresca rosacea treatment is used for all types of rosacea except ocular rosacea.  It is an effective and safe in-clinic treatment.  It is unique in that it offers the ability to address the underlying inflammation of rosacea without antibiotics. Kleresca rosacea treatment.

  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • reduces papules and pustules of papulopustular rosacea.
  • Reduces face redness & blushing
  • reduces skin irritation and the burning or stinging associated with inflammation.
  • Normalises skin activity to induce a healing response, which improves your skin quality.

Acne Rosacea Subtype & Kleresca

A special note for the treatment of acne rosacea subtype with Kleresca. This can be difficult to treat with a traditional medical approach. However, Kleresca effectively calms the irritation associated with acne rosacea.

Number of treatments required: Between 4 & 6

Cost of rosacea treatment: $220 per treatment (reduced in package buys)

Single top up treatments needed 2-3 times per year.

 2. Laser Treatment of Rosacea with IPL

Dilated surface capillaries cause the facial redness, rosy cheeks and red nose from rosacea. To reduce the cosmetic appearance intense pulsed light or laser treatment for rosacea are effective. It is important to note that IPL improves the aesthetic appearance however it should be used in combination with diet, lifestyle interventions, Kleresca or prescription antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. 

Laser Treatment for Rosacea.

Ipl or laser treatment for Rosacea reduces excess damaged blood vessels on your face and hence reducing facial redness. Most commonly IPL light therapy is indicated rather than laser treatment for rosacea. Although most people frequently refer to IPL treatment as laser treatment, they are different.

  • A series of IPL treatments is advised for initial settling of the redness though this is dependent on your response.
  • The majority of people with rosacea respond to IPL treatment.
  • In some cases, a maintenance course is prescribed.

What to expect with laser treatment for Rosacea.

  • IPL take 20-30 minutes to perform.
  • The face tends to be redder initially after treatment as the IPL penetrates and irritates the offending capillaries.
  • The acute redness settles in a couple of hours though in some with sensitive skin it can persist a couple of days.
  • Mineral makeup can be worn the next day.

 

 

3. Rosacea Triggers and How To Avoid Them.

Rosacea triggers vary among individuals, but there a broad groups that are the most common. These triggers include heat,  sun,  food and alcohol and experience of emotion. 

  1. Sun exposure is one of the most commonly identified triggers.
  2. Stress, feelings of anger or embarrassment
  3. Dietary Triggers are broken down into four groups.
  • Heat-related, i.e. drinking hot coffee or tea
  • alcohol-related, most commonly wine or spirits
  • capsaicin related triggered by spices, sauces or foods
  • cinnamaldehyde which is contained in a range of unrelated foods including citrus, chocolate, tomatoes and cinnamon.

3. Other include exposure to other environmental factors, usually related to heat, such as saunas,

4. Skin care products that can irritate rosacea.

  • Vitamin A
  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)
  • Facial scrubs
  • Chemical sunscreens ( instead use physical sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide)

4. Rosacea Diet

Further research is required to understand how diet might impact on presentation and settling of rosacea. However, it is postulated that gut bacteria may play a role in its development. The role of the gut microbiome in systemic inflammation may play a role. In which case prebiotics and dietary fibre which promote healthy gut microbiome are recommended. 

5. Prescription Creams and Medications to settle Rosacea.

  • Recommended Creams for Rosacea Treatment
  • Creams to reduce the inflammation and flare-ups: Use gentle cleansers such as Cetaphil.
  • Rozex, BHA or Azelaic acid.

Recommended Prescription Medications :

  • Antibiotics can help reduce the inflammation of rosacea.
  • Topical metronidazole.
  • In case of ocular rosacea referral to an ophthalmologist is essential.

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