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What is rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects over 400 million people worldwide. Scientists are still unsure precisely what causes rosacea but they have been able to find ways to treat its symptoms and improve the quality of life of those affected, for example by focusing on reducing levels of bodily inflammation. Natural remedies for rosacea that are gaining traction include dietary intervention, aromatherapy and - the most effective of all - at-home laser light therapy.
Rosacea generally develops between the ages of 30 and 50 and tends to manifest differently from person to person. Rosacea can appear similar to blushing, sunburn or ruddy cheeks, but flare ups can also bring about the presence of small red bumps that are often filled with pus and can be mistaken for acne. Rosacea tends not to be present all the time and rather occurs in cycles. Typically, rosacea will affect the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, but can spread to other parts of the face and body in more severe cases.
You are significantly more likely to develop rosacea if you have fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, and if you are of northern European descent. Women are also more susceptible than men to the condition but when men do develop it they will often experience more severe symptoms. If you’re worried about rosacea, read on to find out how laser light therapy could help to minimise your symptoms, and how the LYMA Laser in particular could be the powerful and life-changing solution you’ve been waiting for.
Whilst the effect of antibiotics can be to temporarily reduce redness, over the longer term they can actually make rosacea worse. This is because the reduced gut health that can result from prolonged antibiotic use has actually been implicated in long-term worsening of rosacea symptoms.
There are many ways to treat rosacea naturally and effectively without resorting to antibiotics, most notably the use of at-home cosmetic lasers.
Laser therapy helps to eliminate the visible blood vessels that cause reddening of the cheeks, nose, chin and elsewhere. Laser treatment is also effective against the raised, patchy or bumpy texture often associated with rosacea flare ups.
What is the LYMA Laser?
The LYMA Laser is the world’s first medical-grade near infra-red 500mW laser that can be used safely from the comfort of your own home.
The LYMA Laser incorporates four high-power blue LED lights to deliver powerful, controlled, monochromatic, coherent and polarised laser light, stimulating bio-transformational cellular renewal unlike anything else seen before outside of a clinic.
The LYMA laser started life quite by accident: originally developed as a medical laser in a research unit in Germany, the LYMA Laser’s original purpose was to heal deep injuries without having to resort to invasive surgery. In order to reach the damaged tissue, the laser had to pass through the skin, which began to transform before the researchers’ eyes.
The laser, it emerged, had the ability to diminish redness and rosacea rooted in inflammation, and also to smooth wrinkles and reduce visible signs of ageing, tackle pigmentation, and eliminate acne and scarring.
The LYMA Laser is incredibly powerful and contains a state-of-the-art and totally unique filtered beam which works to diffuse a tiny pinprick of light over a large surface area of skin. Whereas the power in generic beauty lasers will typically register somewhere around the 15 milliwatt mark, the LYMA laser registers closer to 560 milliwatts, penetrating deep into the skin and getting to the root of rosacea-causing inflammation.
It is by harnessing this power and successfully infiltrating the skin that the LYMA Laser is able to go to work on the inflammatory response buried deep within the layers of the skin, reducing rosacea symptoms in the process.
Furthermore, it is the only laser treatment on the market that has been optimised for all skin tones.
What results can you expect to see with the LYMA Laser?
After using the laser on the problem areas for just 15 minutes per day for four weeks, Jancee Dunn experienced reduced appearance of the symptoms of rosacea, and a rebalanced inﬂammatory response.
Furthermore, clinical trials over a five-week period have demonstrated that using the LYMA Laser twice a day for a month results in an average reduction in hyperpigmentation by 64%, acne by 56% and wrinkle depth by 53.8%.
There are four subtypes of rosacea. Whilst each has slightly different symptoms, all four subtypes are rooted in inflammation and so the LYMA Laser can help to reduce symptoms no matter which subtype you suffer from. This is even true of subtype four - ocular rosacea - as the LYMA Laser is completely safe to use even around the sensitive eye area.
ETR is the most common subtype and symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, and swollen and sensitive, but often dry and papery, skin.
Symptoms resemble acne, and is most common in menopausal women. If you’re suffering from papulopustular rosacea you might have oily, bumpy, breakout prone skin with underlying redness.
This subtype is rare and involves the thickening of the skin on your nose. Most common in men, rhinophyma can also cause pores to appear enlarged, and thick skin to develop elsewhere on the face. Visible broken blood vessels are also common.
Symptoms revolve around the eyes and include bloodshot eyes, watery eyes, dry or itchy eyes, difficulting seeing and light sensitivity.
Until now, laser light therapy has only been available in clinics due to the size of devices and the need for professional supervision. The void left for the home cosmetic market has been filled with low performing LED devices, which operate on similar principles to lasers but use fundamentally inferior technologies. Whilst LED may have some effect on skin renewal, this technology does not come close to the results of a laser-based device.
The LYMA Laser is a cut above any other at home laser device on the market and the experts are in agreement: Dr Paul Clayton has called the LYMA Laser “the break-through beauty product of the decade.” Used as part of a unique three-part system and is the ﬁrst complete skin renewal system optimised to deliver advanced laser technology with the latest cosmetic science.
By combining the best science and skincare technology, the LYMA Laser can triumph over rosacea, reverse even the most severe scarring, even out pigmentation and - quite literally - turn back the biological age of your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and preventing them from reappearing.
Food can play a crucial part in rosacea flare-ups so knowing which foods to avoid and which foods help rosacea is important to managing the condition.
Common foods that trigger rosacea are:
Foods that help calm rosacea are:
Fish high in omega 3 - salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel and lake trout
Nuts and seeds - walnuts, hemp seeds, flaxseeds and chia seeds
Used in conjunction with the world renowned LYMA nutraceuticals, the effects of the LYMA Laser will be amplified. LYMA’s industry-leading supplement contains patented ingredients that are clinically-backed and have been subject to rigorous trials. LYMA primes skin for optimisation from the inside-out, containing ingredients geared toward reducing rosacea-causing inflammation.
Supplements that reduce inflammation in the body have also been proven to support the treatment of rosacea, as that is often a key trigger to flare-ups. The LYMA Supplement contains gold-standard, powerful ingredients to maintain a healthy skin free of inflammation. HydroCurc® 600mg, the world’s first 100% cold water dispersed turmeric extract proven to support balance.
Wellmune® Blend - a highly specialised 1,3 1,6 beta glucan proven in peer-reviewed studies to support a healthy immune system.
Cynatine® HNS - the first ever 96% solubilised keratin that fortifies skin cell function and supports essential barrier function as well as reducing redness and inflammation in the skin.
Natural treatment for rosacea also comes in the form of making smart lifestyle choices. Avoiding the food triggers listed previously and limiting alcohol consumption are often the most straightforward of daily habits to adopt in improving the appearance of rosacea and lessening flare-ups. Arming yourself with some effective de-stressing techniques can also help and being aware of your exposure to extreme temperatures, although perhaps less avoidable, can be predicted.
Before you invest in specialist skincare products for rosacea, make sure you adopt a good skincare regime for rosacea first. Dermatologists recommend the following routine:
Cleanse skin with a gentle, non-stripping face cleanser to remove make-up, impurities and excess oil.
Apply a calming facial serum and lightly pat it gently into the skin.
Moisturise to prevent water loss that dries out skin and heightens sensitivity.
Wear SPF every day to protect skin from harmful UV rays that cause rosacea flare-ups.
Avoid grainy facial scrubs and rough flannels and sponges. Anything that scratches the skin will exacerbate areas of rosacea and sensitivity.
Skincare Ingredients To Avoid.
Alcohol or acetone
Fragrances and perfumed products
Menthol or peppermint
Sodium lauryl sulphate (often found in shampoos and toothpaste)
To maintain consistency for skin, it’s advisable to use multiple skincare products from the same range. Highly advanced make-up formulations now exist to be non-irritating, effective at concealing and some even go as far as to include ingredients that treat rosacea.
The best person to speak to about rosacea is a board-certified dermatologist and if you can find one who specialises in rosacea, even better. Some dermatologists even specialise incertain types of rosacea, so it’s well worth researching for someone who is highly knowledgeable on the type you have.
When to consult a doctor.
If rosacea is mild and not causing any discomfort, there may not need to seek professional medical help. However, the first action to take should be to consult a doctor or GP to gain an insight and decide if further steps are required from there.
Will dermatologists help?
For the most effective rosacea treatment dermatologists are the best option. They are highly trained skin specialists and can recommend the different avenues of treatment whether it be topical skincare, prescription antibiotics or laser treatment for rosacea and discuss the best treatment plan for you.
Beware the biased advice from clinics.
A fully accredited dermatologist can be trusted to give sound skin advice from a place of knowledge and expertise. However it is prudent to remember that all dermatologists work with laser companies in using their technologies. A dermatologist is not going to recommend a laser that they don’t have in their clinic. Therefore, it’s important to research any technology they suggest and assess it for yourself.
How to get rid of rosacea permanently?
Rosacea can only be controlled, not cured. New cases of rosacea can appear at any time but continual maintenance of rosacea flare-ups with the LYMA Laser will tackle issues as soon as they arise.
Does IPL get rid of rosacea?
IPL can get rid of rosacea temporarily but it is a chronic condition, so new flare-ups of rosacea will occur, requiring further treatment.
Which light therapy is best for rosacea?
The LYMA laser is considered by experts to be the best at-home light therapy for rosacea and results show its unrivalled ability to remove redness, broken capillaries and thread veins without any thermal damage to skin. This makes it perfect for sensitive skin, safe to use every day and ideal for treating cases of rosacea as soon as they occur.
What is the strongest treatment for rosacea?
Ablative laser treatment is the strongest treatment for rosacea but these lasers, such as CO2 lasers and Erbium lasers, cause extensive trauma to skin and entail high levels of pain and prolonged downtime.
What is the most effective rosacea treatment?
Approaching from all aspects is the most effective way to treat rosacea. Making changes to diet, lifestyle, stress levels, sunlight exposure, skincare and a medically approved treatment plan.