Can muscle relaxing injections help relieve rosacea?
Doctor Kuldeep Minocha of Absolute Aesthetics was asked for his expert opinion on whether Botox could help reduce the redness of rosacea and cut out acne-like spots.
Recent studies have indicated that Botox injections could offer a long-lasting solution for those who suffer the discomfort and embarrassing ‘blushing’ of rosacea.
It seems that the breakthrough research has been shown in early stage trials to help all forms of the condition.
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that tends to affect people who are over the age of 30. It can cause severe redness to the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Some will also suffer with little bumps and pimples on the areas of flushing on their faces, adding to the problem.
The authors of the new study believe that Botox may inhibit a compound found in the skin called vasoactive intestinal protein (VIP), which is believed to be involved in regulating the dialation of blood vessels.
Doctor Minocha welcomed the research saying “any skin condition that affects the face has significant psychological impact, and this is definitely something I’d consider offering once we know more about how it works and exactly what we can promise to patients”.
If you would like to have more information regarding rosacea and acne and how they can be treated using products or procedures, please email us or telephone 01483 477 189 or 020 3757 7178.a