Rosacea, also known as “flushing rosacea”, is a common skin disease involving redness and swelling across the middle of the face, symptoms which can easily become persistent if your condition has a tendency to “flush”. There is even the chance of pimpling, which many be confused with active acne, although the pimples in this instance differ in that they are neither whiteheads or blackheads present. For this reason, you may have heard rosacea referred to as “acne rosacea” in the past. In any case, rosacea can be very difficult to live with on a daily basis due to its outward appearance, despite rarely having a negative impact on overall health. It has no known cause, making it notoriously difficult to treat, but now new research shows that botulinum toxin injections can finally offer a reliable and effective solution for long-term sufferers. While many topical over-the-counter products claim to offer results, finding one that works for you, if at all, can be very costly and time-consuming. This is why Botox for rosacea is such a life-changing breakthrough for many sufferers who find that their confidence and general wellbeing is greatly affected by the appearance of their skin.
Book your consultation with leading Harley Street London dermatologist, Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, today.
What does the procedure involve?
Very small microdoses of the botulinum toxin are meticulously injected into the problem areas of the skin at the superficial layer in order to stunt the dilation of the blood vessels causing the redness and inflammation. In turn, this minimises the flow of blood to the skin and reduces the appearance of your rosacea symptoms.
How long does Botox for rosacea take?
This simple, yet highly effective injectable is completed in a matter of minutes, especially when you consult with a highly trained and experienced expert like Dr Firas. He regularly performs this type of treatment, which can easily be worked into any busy routine.
What can I expect from my treatment?
Those who have already enjoyed the benefits of Botox for rosacea are boasting noticeable results for up to 3 to 4 months after a singular treatment. When it comes to topical treatments, this is unheard of, but it needs to be noted that these results are temporary and regular maintenance treatments will be required.
What is the recovery time?
The beauty of most injectable treatments, including Botox for rosacea, is that downtime is very minimal, with most patients finding that they can resume their normal routine instantly. At most, you are likely to experience some slight swelling and tenderness around the treatment area within the first few days post-treatment, but these side effects should quickly subside without having to take any significant downtime.
How much does Botox for rosacea cost?
Depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of your condition, the price of your treatment may vary, but only very slightly. In general, one treatment of Botox for rosacea with Dr Firas is likely to cost between £200-£400, depending on how many areas require treatment.
Who is suitable for Botox for rosacea?
This treatment is not necessarily suitable for every rosacea sufferer, as the skin disease can manifest in a number of types. Botox only offers effective results for those with “flushing rosacea”, which is directly linked to the dilation of blood vessels. This type of treatment is ideal for patients with a known diagnosis of “flushing rosacea” and that have experienced no significant improvements and results from oral or topical medications.