The Telegraph: Mid-Life Skin Crisis or Rosacea?

15 Apr 2019 | Category: Cosmetic

The Telegraph looked into the issue of rosacea diagnosis and treatment with expert advice from skin expert Dr Ross Perry.

The feature explained that rosacea could be affecting many people who’d simply dismissed it as a mid-life crisis of the skin as the article explains:

“It’s an uncomfortable, unsightly, yet common skin condition that many midlife women are ignoring or misdiagnosing…”

Experts believe that rosacea could be quite significantly underdiagnosed and misunderstood.

Symptoms can include:

  • Flushing/redness which can become prolonged and easily irritated
  • Sensitivity to triggers e.g. sunlight, spicy food, hot drinks, alcohol, pollution, exercise/heat, chemicals
  • Dry-feeling, tight, itchy skin
  • Thickening skin
  • Burning and stinging
  • Raised red bumps (papules) or pus-filled swellings (pustules)
  • Broken blood vessels (telangiectasia)
  • Dry, sore eyes.

Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, was asked to share his advice. He said:

“Although rosacea is stubborn and can’t be cured, it can be well managed.

“Your doctor may prescribe a course of low-dose antibiotics for two to three months, especially if your rosacea is the papule/pustule type. You may also be given a topical antibiotic cream such as metronidazol (Rosex).”

Other advice includes:

  • Avoiding things that trigger rosacea
  • Finding a suitable skincare regime

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The best treatment approach depends on the individual case. Please contact our team for advice.

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics. He provides expert advice on skin cancer, sun damage and sun protection for a variety of UK media and publications.

He is also highly experienced in non-surgical cosmetic and medical treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers, where he has a reputation for excellent results that look entirely natural.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email for an appointment.

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