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Rosacea: Lara’s Tale of Transformation & Treatment for Rosacea

April 10, 2018

Rosacea: Lara’s Tale of Transformation & Treatment for Rosacea

At 32 years of age, Lara visited the Saks salon in Halifax with concerns about her Rosacea. She’d suffered extreme redness, spots, outbreaks and sensitivity since being a teenager. After realizing she would not "outgrow" the condition, she knew it was time to seek treatment for rosacea.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects around 1 in 10 people. It affects mainly the facial area and is usually found in people with paler skins (although it can still affect people of Asian/African origin). However, although it’s very common, it’s poorly understood. Symptoms often begin with flushes when the skin turns red for short periods. As the condition develops other symptoms, including permanent redness, spots and irritation will appear as well. The condition is triggered by many things, from stress and exposure to sunlight to spicy foods and alcohol. Rosacea is a relapsing condition. This means there may be times when the condition is less severe, followed by others when the symptoms visibly worse. With the changes to physical appearance that occur, it’s not surprising that many sufferers claim their psychological and social well-being is affected too. That's why it's important to seek treatment for rosacea and its symptoms.

What Lara said

Lara learned about Saks from her mother, who discussed her daughter's treatment for rosacea with therapist Kath. “I was impressed,” says Lara. “Kath was very passionate about her work and obviously had a good knowledge and understanding, so I decided to give the treatment a go.” Lara had tried everything in the past for her rosacea. After seeing a doctor, she was even referred to a specialist at the hospital. Some things worked for a while in certain areas but the results were patchy, and never lasted for long.

Lara’s treatments for rosacea

Therapist Kath chose CosMedix for her client, saying “I knew she would be getting the best products and ingredients, which in turn would provide the best results and impact. I also use Cosmedix myself, so I’ve a lot of faith, knowledge and personal experience of them. After using them for so long and seeing how my own skin responds, I was confident they would be perfect for Lara.” And so it proved! Lara has so far had Cosmedix facials, Benefit Peel and Detox Peel. “I honestly couldn’t believe the difference,” she says. “I particularly loved the Detox Peel. It clears my skin up for months. Far better than anything else I have ever used. The redness is reduced and the spots and breakouts virtually disappear. It is amazing.”

A word of advice if you're seeking treatment for rosacea

In addition to the treatments, Lara has also taken the advice from therapist Kath:
  1. Have patience. Great results take time and need investment from both sides. That means using the products regularly and properly. The results will come if you persevere.
  2. Look at your general diet and lifestyle too. There’s no point in making changes from the outside if you’re not looking at an overall picture. Although Lara had a fairly healthy lifestyle, she still included junk food and ‘treats’. “Now, I’m much more careful with what I eat and drink,” she says. “I keep sugar to a minimum (although this is very difficult for me) and I try to cook from scratch wherever possible. It’s totally worth the effort.”

The outcome

Lara says, “My skin is not perfect but it is far, far better than it has been, probably since I was a teenager. It’s also nice that other people notice it. I now have the confidence to leave the house without applying loads of foundation and concealer, which probably didn’t help my skin! I’d absolutely recommend Cosmedix products. There’s no miracle cure, but combined with the extra effort of diet and lifestyle changes (more green leafy vegetables, Omega 3s, relaxation, cutting out sugar, reducing alcohol), I feel so much better.”

Medico feedback

We want to say a big thank you to Kath for achieving the incredible results we know are possible using CosMedix products and following the Medico Beauty Institute advice and training. Thank you to Lara for allowing us to use these images as a case study and congratulations for helping to inspire others who may also be suffering from Rosacea. This testimonial shows that with the correct treatment programme, it is possible to restore skin back to optimum health. Click here to make an appointment for your next in-office treatment. Reduce redness and inflammation at home with CosMedix CPR. This skin recovery serum is formulated to treat irritated and sensitive skin and reduce redness and inflammation quickly and gently. Over the course of a few weeks, your skin will be calmer and healthier. And, for a limited time, take advantage of 20 percent off when you purchase CPR and Pure C together.

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