#RosaceaNoFilter. How PRP can help treat this misunderstood skin condition

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people across the world. The condition causes a flushed, reddened outward appearance on the skin (usually on the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose). Many patients report that their skin looks like it has a constant sore rash, is very sensitive and feels like it is burning and stinging.

Rosacea can also cause small, pus-filled spots and a red bumpy appearance (papules) and small red streaks caused by dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia).

If you have patients or clients who suffer from Rosacea, it’s important to understand this condition and have treatment options that can help to soothe and heal symptoms. We will be talking in this blog about how PRP can effectively relieve symptoms for sufferers and why it is a top skill for you to learn this year.

Why is April all about Rosacea Awareness?

Rosacea is one of the most common facial skin rashes. Many people across the world suffer from Rosacea and there is not yet a ‘cure’ to treat this rash for good. A recent survey found that more than half of patients with rosacea had another family member with the condition too which suggests it can run in the family.

This April 2019 has been all about raising awareness of this misunderstood skin condition with many top social media influencers working with Galderma, (part of Nestlé Skin Health’s medical solutions business) and using the hashtag #RosaceaNoFilter. The aim has been for sufferers to have a place to share their experiences of this difficult rash and give each other tips for how to deal with the condition.

Why is PRP a great skill to learn?

The National Rosacea Society said that: “The goal of Rosacea Awareness Month is to spread public education on this disease so that more people who may have rosacea seek medical help before it gets worse, and so those whose lives are affected can find greater public acceptance and understanding”.

This study looked at the emotional turmoil which can come with having Rosacea. There are so many people in the UK seeking help for their condition, and if you learn PRP you will have the skills to be able to help them on a routine basis.

How does PRP help with Rosacea?

Rosacea can have very negative psychological effects on sufferers, this is partly because there is no ‘final’ cure for rosacea. The good news though, is that there are treatments out there that can help to suppress symptoms and relieve the irritation of the condition.

PRP is one such treatment. It works to boost our body’s natural collagen production, and PRP then delivers growth factors directly to the problem site. For rosacea sufferers, this is likely to be the facial skin.

PPR enables the skin to rejuvenate and repair itself which can help to alleviate and soothe symptoms of rosacea.

Studies have shown that after one or two treatments, sufferers of rosacea have seen significant improvements to their skin. These improvements can last between 6 – 18 months before further treatment is required to start the healing process again.

Not only is this great news for your client, but it means that by learning PRP you will also have a steady flow of return business when your clients come back to you for their on-going treatments for their skin.

What does our PRP course equip you to do?

In the course content, you will learn the following skills:

  • History of PRP
  • Contra-indication and contra actions
  • Health, safety and legislation
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Purpose of treatment
  • Use of serums and the role they play in skin rejuvenation and repair
  • Use of a centrifuge
  • Application of the PRP
  • Theory of dermaroller
  • Application of dermaroller/dermapen

We will equip you will the skills you need to start offering PRP treatment in your clinic. Get involved this Rosacea Awareness Month and learn a great new treatment skill that will get clients coming back time and time again.

Learn more about the course here, or get in touch on 07933590911 or email aestheticscheshire@gmail.com.