Rosacea and LED Light Therapy

December 23, 2020 2 min read

Rosacea and LED Light Therapy

Banish the red. LED may be the perfect tonic for your Rosacea.

What do Renee Zellweger, Prince William & Cameron Diaz have in common? They all suffer, along with 1 in 10 Aussies, from Rosacea.

Just when you think your teenage acne woes are over and you’ve got a lifetime of clear skin to look forward to, Rosacea shows up. Typically, Rosacea first appears in your 30s and 40s as a redness or flushing on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead. 

As the condition progresses, the redness becomes more persistent and severe, and tiny blood vessels may become visible on the surface of the skin.  A chronic and often progressive condition, it may begin with increased skin sensitivity and a tendency to flush or blush easily. It can then progress to persistent redness in the centre of the face that may gradually move to your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

It’s angry, red, itchy, hot and uncomfortable and there’s no known cure.

But, as we learn more about Rosacea, we are discovering effective ways to manage it. And Rosacea sufferers are turning to LED light therapy. For patients with rosacea, LED Light promotes skin healing, soothes inflammation, reduces redness and calms sensitive skin.LED Light can also minimise damage caused by exposure to UV rays (sun exposure is one of the biggest triggers for Rosacea), and decrease the appearance of visible veins on the skin. With antibacterial properties, it can also improve natural hydration, regulate oil production and is increasingly being recommended by dermatologists as an integral part of rosacea treatment plans.

It’s highly likely you’ll notice an improvement after your first session, but here, consistency is key. Over time, LED light therapy has proven very effective in managing Rosacea symptoms and redness. 

So, there’s no need to be left red-faced.