Rosacea is a skin condition which affects a range of Australians. It causes red inflammation in the face and can result in broken blood vessels. Sometimes, spots or bumps can occur which look similar in appearance to acne.
Symptoms can come and go, and the severity of the inflammation can change over time. Symptoms can include:
Rosacea can occur as a result of a combination of factors. Your genetic history, your environment, even your immune system, skin type, and blood vessels can play a role.
It is more common in people with fair skin, and usually affects people between the age of 30 and 60. Certain foods, and alcohol, can trigger the condition or make the inflammation more pronounced.
There is no known cure for rosacea, but thankfully you can dramatically reduce the symptoms — either at home or at a skin clinic.
The best way to reduce rosacea is to start with laser treatments. At Victorian Dermal Group, we use medical-grade equipment to lessen the symptoms of rosacea, and follow up treatments with dermatologically-approved skin products.
But, before we begin, we'll need to assess your skin. Book your skin consultation with one of our expert clinicians.
You can reduce presenting symptoms by avoiding certain foods and drinks. Try to reduce your consumption of:
Reduce the amount of time you spend in the sun, and avoid overly-hot showers and heated swimming pools if you can.
Use gentle soap-free cleansers and oil-free skincare products and apply SPF sunscreen before leaving home.
We use one of two lasers. The first, Candela's Vbeam Prima laser, is known as a pulsed-dye laser (PDL). It delivers gentle bursts of light into targeted areas of the skin. Once there, it's absorbed by the blood vessels. Depending on your individual circumstances and medical history, we may utilise Candela's GentleMax Pro dual laser.
Both lasers have been market-leading technology for two decades now. They're relatively pain-free, effective, and have a very low incidence of side effects. But, before we'll book you in for a treatment, we'll assess your skin first to see which laser will work best for you.
This depends on the severity of your skin condition, your medical history, and how effectively your skin responds to our lasers. We usually conduct at least 3 treatment sessions, with a gap of 6-12 weeks between sessions.
Thanks to the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD), the laser treatment is virtually pain-free. The DCD delivers short bursts of cryogen between laser pulses, reducing the slight burning sensation you may feel and reducing the possibility of side effects.
We can also apply a topical cream, or an anesthetic, upon request. Most clients say the laser pulse feels like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Following the treatment, you may feel a slight burning or warm sensation, similar to very mild sunburn.
We can perform the treatment on a small test area first, to assess your pain tolerance.
Have you ever walked into a skin clinic and felt completely overwhelmed? At Victorian Dermal Group, we'll give you a cup of tea to soothe those nerves and walk you through our consultation process.
It begins with your medical history, and ends with a comprehensive treatment plan tailored for your unique desires and concerns.
Fresh-faced and glowing, our clients have loved their gentle transformations.
I had an amazing experience during my consultation with VDG. I felt really relaxed and well-informed, and I appreciated that they don't put you on the spot or force you into treatments. They genuinely know their stuff, and I can't wait to start my skin makeover journey with them!
The entire experience was excellent. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The consultation and advice I received were exactly what I hoped for: accurate and informative, without pushing for further services. I will go back.
For years, I have had skin problems, and I have not been able to find the right skin solutions until I started seeing Derya at Vic dermal. They are my go-to for any skin problems or treatments! The team are always very friendly and are highly educated, which is comforting.
Great service and knowledgeable staff that care about their clients and not just about the money. The follow-up call after my treatment to check in really meant a lot to me, as it was a sensitive treatment (and my first time) and I wasn’t expecting this extra service, so this really blew me away.
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