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.
Why are antibiotics so bad for rosacea?
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.
How can laser therapy help to treat rosacea?
Laser treatments help 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 Leipzig, the LYMA Laser’s original purpose was to heal injuries that had occurred deep inside the body 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.
What makes the LYMA Laser different?
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, you will experience 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%.
Does the LYMA Laser work for all rosacea subtypes?
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.
The four types of rosacea are:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR)
ETR is the most common subtype and symptoms include redness, visible blood vessels, and swollen and sensitive, but often dry and papery, skin.
- Papulopustular (acne) rosacea
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.
- Rhinophyma rosacea
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.
- Ocular rosacea
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.
Used in conjunction with the world renowned LYMA nutraceuticals, the effects of the LYMA Laser will be amplified. LYMA’s industry-leading supplement contains nine 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.
The LYMA Laser, LYMA Activating Serum and LYMA Mist come at a combined cost of £2,000 and are available to buy here.