Home' Spa and Clinic : Volume 62 July 2015 Contents SKIN BODY
Reika explains that a qualified
dermaviduals clinician will offer a full skin
consultation prior to commencing any
tailored home care or clinic program, as
the cause of rosacea and the effect of these
ingredients means a variety of treatment
options are available.
“ The weakened blood vessels associated
with rosacea can be treated with the use
of dermal needling using the MTS roller
system or the derma CIT Pen.
“ Through stimulating epidermal growth
factors and increasing the density of the
epidermis, it lessens the appearance of
vessels beneath the skin and reduces overall
redness. It will also strengthen collagen in
both vessel walls and the connective tissue
that support the vessels.
“But mechanical peelings are NOT
recommended for rosacea prone- skin or
similar skin problems that affect superficial
connective tissue. This w ill cause more
disruption to the acid mantle where a
compromised bilayer already exists.
“Cellular health is ver y important to
improving the condition. In addition to the
ingredients outlined below, a dietar y intake
of essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and
6 is beneficial.”
Wendii Ellingha, managing director at
Chi Paramedical Aesthetics, says she has
had great success with IPL (with a 560nm
treatment head) followed by manual/
mechanical lymph drainage massage.
" Treated on a high f luence, 4 -6 monthly
treatments followed by the massage a few
days later to soothe angry skin has given me
some amazing resuls with clients," she says.
"Home care is of course paramount - a
gentle, non-abrasive cleanser and a calming,
hydrating spritz - avoid toners, as they tend
to strip the acid mantle.
" Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) has a
growing reputation for mitigating pots-
inf lammator y pigmentation.
"Our De Rouge serum containg
glycosamin - which the body converts
to heparin to reduce redness - has been
specifically formulated to combat rosacea.
Another fantastic serum is linseed,
available from dermaviduals to improves the
skin's EFAs (essential fatty acids).
The International Dermal Institute’s Emma
For advanced rosacea that involves
ectatic vessels: A fine diathermy needle,
argon laser, or pulsed dye laser can
eliminate dilated and broken blood vessels,
especially blood vessels on the nose. Both
cryosurgery and dermabrasion are also
For rhinophyma surgery: Razor or
scalpel remodelling, electro - coag ulation,
dermabrasion or lasers may be used.
Nonablative lasers have shown
excellent results for rosacea. It works by
photothermolysis. The light energ y reaches
the dermal capillary bed and selectively
destroys the abnormal vessels.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) uses
a topical photosensitising liquid that is
applied to the skin and light activated it is
administered to reduce the inf lammation
associated with the condition.
Oral treatments : Zithromax
(azithromycin) has shown some success
when taken if other antibiotics show little
improvement. Monoxidine and Clonidine
are two hypertensives that are prescribed by
some doctors to reduce f lushing.
Topical products: Gels like
metronidazole, benzoyl peroxide and
azaleic acid may also be prescribed (for
two months to see improvements). Topical
metronidazole is more effective against
inflammator y lesions.
WHERE TO SOURCE DEVICES
To investigate device-based options such a
PDT, LED and PDT suitable for your salon,
spa or clinic, we recommend seeking the
advice of a reputable distributor, who can
pinpoint the right machine for treating
rosacea (ad well as other conditions)
dependent on your level of skill, training
Some to consider:
• Australasian Medical Aesthetics:
MEDICAL BEAUTY EQUIPMENT.COM.AU
• Device Technologies: DEVICE.COM.AU
• iNova Aesthetics: INOVAPHARMA.COM/
• Lutronic: ADVANCEDCOSMECEUTICALS.
• MEDICAL FORMULATIONS.COM.AU
SKIN RANGES TO CONSIDER
High- end professional skincare lines offer
superior and varied in-treatment and
home care products and protocols for the
treatment of rosacea and redness. Check
out the following:
(DNA Renewal, InDermica, Medik8)
• AHAVA .COM.AU
• AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES.COM.AU
• DANNEMKING.COM.AU (DMK)
• EM INENCEORGANICS.COM.AU
• PHY TOMER.COM.AU
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