Skin conditions such as Rosacea and Psoriasis can cause upset, embarrassment and misery to patients.
Rosacea (ro-zay-sha) is a very common red, acne-like benign skin condition that affects many people worldwide. Rosacea is estimated to affect approximately 45 million worldwide. Most people with rosacea are Caucasian and have fair skin. The main symptoms of rosacea include red or pink facial skin, small dilated blood vessels, small red bumps sometimes containing pus, cysts, and pink or irritated eyes. Most people with the disease may not even know they have rosacea or that it is a diagnosable and treatable condition. Many people who have rosacea may just assume they blush or flush easily or are just very sun sensitive.
Rosacea is considered a chronic (long-term), incurable skin condition with periodic ups and downs. As opposed to traditional or teenage acne, most adult patients do not “outgrow” rosacea. Rosacea characteristically involves the central region of the face- mainly the forehead, the cheeks, chin, and the lower half of the nose. It is most commonly seen in people with light skin and particularly in those of English, Irish, and Scottish backgrounds. Some famous people with rosacea include the former U.S. President Bill Clinton and W.C. Fields. Rosacea is not directly caused by alcohol intake, but it can be aggravated by it.
Rosacea is not considered contagious or infectious. There is no evidence that rosacea can be spread by contact with the skin, sharing towels, or through inhalation.
Psoriasis is a reddish, scaly rash often located over the surfaces of the elbows, knees, scalp, and around or in the ears, navel, genitals or buttocks. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is mediated by T lymphocytes. It is also a very common disease, chronic plaque psoriasis affects approximately 2% of people around the world. About 10% to 15% of patients with psoriasis develop joint inflammation (inflammatory arthritis).
Psoriasis affects around 2% of people in the UK. It can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. The condition affects men and women equally.
The severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some people, it is just a minor irritation, for others it has a major impact on their quality of life.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that usually involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe.
Hans Place Practice now offer two at home skincare regimes for the treatment of Rosacea and Psoriasis.
Obagi is a prescribed course of treatment which was developed by US dermatologist Zen Obagi. The treatment programme will be explained by Dr Comins on consultation and monitored throughout.
Epionce is a 100% botanical range, developed by Dr Carl R. Thornfeldt who himself was a sufferer from Psoriasis. Epionce uses natural ingredients which are clinically tested and proven to protect, repair and defend the skin against outside elements so that the dermis can repair itself.
In consultation Dr Comins will assess your condition and advise of the best course of treatment for you.
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