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LIGHT UP YOUR BUSINESS
Dr Roy Geronemus, clinical professor of dermatology
at Langone Medical Centre of New York University, has
reported continued success with LED (Light Emitting Diode)
phototherapy for patients with mild cases of rosacea, and as a
complement to non-ablative laser therapy for more severe cases.
LED waves have an anti-inflammatory effect, which helps
calm down the skin and reduces redness almost immediately.
The beauty of LED dev ices is that they are an all-rounder
offering great ROI. Treatments are comfortable, even relaxing,
and offer a wide range of options, eg:
• Healing and soothing skin
• Stimulating collagen production to plump up the skin and
reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
• Minimise enlarged pores
• Assist in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and
dermatitis as well as rosacea, and even stimulate hair regrowth.
LED works effectively pre- and post-surgery to promote
accelerated wound healing, as well as before and after such
treatments as peels, microdermabrasion, dermal needling, IPL
or laser, and even to help reduce existing scarring.
A unit should be able to deliver multiple or single
wavelengths at one time or in sequence with a choice of Red,
Near Red (infrared) Green, Yellow and Blue (the latter being
for treating acne by
multi-task) and do
not generate heat, thus there is no risk of burning or other wise
injuring a client.
Many clinics report that clients get “addicted” to their LED
treatments for the glow it gives their skin, and have them as
often as once a week, or pop in ahead of a special occasion.
Some options to consider, in alphabetical order:
DermaLux LED Tri-Wave: PROBEAUTYSOLUTIONS.COM.AU
Healite II : ADVANCEDCOSMECEUTICALS.COM.AU/BRANDS/
Hydrafacial LED handpiece (add- on to the microhydrabrasion
KEEP LED: FRANCEMEDICAL.COM.AU
Helicobacter Pylori that is found in the gut; this
bacterium is known to stimulate the production
of the bradykinin protein, which can cause blood
vessels to expand and lead to rosacea.
“If left untreated, rosacea symptoms often
get worse and become more difficult to treat.
Unfortunately there is no cure for this condition but
there are a wide range of products and treatments
available that can help to control the symptoms.”
Dr Jurist says rosacea is usually triggered by
extreme temperature changes, sun exposure,
stress, hormonal changes, certain cosmetic
products, spicy foods, alcoholic beverages like
wine, and hot beverages such as coffee.
“Primarily, the triggers should be avoided,” he says. “Then, a
proper, gentle and dedicated skincare regimen to control and treat
the sensitivity of rosacea skin should be followed.
“It is recommended to visit a spa for professional advice. If
necessar y, a visit to the dermatologist can help address rosacea
symptoms from a medical point of view in conjunction with
“Gentle products intended to soothe, cool and calm sensitised
skin are the main focus. In addition, ingredients that are in those
products that can support healthy micro- capillary circulation and
proper skin nutrition can help control the rosacea concern over time.
Sunscreen is also recommended to prevent further damage.
“Avoid using products containing poor ingredients which could
make things worse; such as alcohol, mineral oil, lanolin, artificial
perfume, artificial fragrance and isopropyl myristate are just a few.
Last but not least, concealing mineral makeup is recommended.”
Dr Jurist says Pevonia is one of very few brands with a line
dedicated to the condition – the RS2 Rosacea
range, comprising Gentle Lotion, Care Cream
and Concentrate; also available in a starter pack –
for home use and professional treatments.
As per the RS2 range, Dr Jurist recommends
looking for products containing natural
ingredients that can reduce skin irritation and
calm the skin, such as green tea, licorice, French
Rose and chamomile extracts, which are ver y
effective in controlling sy mptoms.
Longtime paramedical aesthetician Sue
Carroll, owner of the Skin Inspiration clinic in
Mona Vale, on Sydney’s northern beaches, has
been using the RS2 professional protocols and
retailing the home care for several years.
“I have a lot of clients with vascular skin problems ranging
from couperose to rosacea,” she says. “Incidence of rosacea seems
to increase with the onset of menopause and, as my client base is
mature, we see it a lot.
“Results of the professional protocol can be seen after the first
treatment, however a course of 5-6 is recommended for longer-
“Our clients are thrilled with the regression of redness and
inflammation in their skin and almost always stay with the range
long term. And we have a lot of people who come to us to purchase
the range on recommendation of a friend or colleag ue who has had
“The RS2 Professional Treatment utilises a combination
of seaweed, frankincense and licorice extract to exercise and
strengthen the capillaries and reduce redness and inf lammation.
Typical manifestation of rosacea
symptoms in men
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