By Roger Dobson for the Daily Mail. The anti-wrinkle jab Botox may help treat rosacea, the chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects one in ten people at some point. Rosacea causes facial redness mainly in the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Two recent research papers found that injections of botulinum toxin were successful in treating the condition. The researchers believe the toxin may stop blood vessels dilating, and thus reduce the characteristic red, flushed skin, as well as tackling inflammation.
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Blushing is a perfectly normal reaction where the cheeks become flushed red due to an increase in blood flow. However, for some people, blushing or flushing can be excessive. It can become a significant problem and have an impact on their quality of life. The direct cause of blushing is an increase in blood flow to the affected area due to the blood vessels dilating enlarging too readily. There are several conditions which can trigger this including erythrophobia a fear of blushing , rosacea and the menopause.
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Have you ever experienced a reddened facial complexion brought on by rosacea? This common, often chronic skin condition is triggered when an abundance of large blood vessels — called telangiectasia — redden and irritate the superficial layer of the skin, the epidermis. Common triggers include stress, warm weather, spicy foods, alcohol and skin products, and can stay with you all year round. Rosacea flushing can be a challenge to control and leave you frustrated and self-conscious. This skin condition has been the subject of much research by dermatologists, and while there is no known cure yet, you can control the symptoms.
Norman Rowe. This might come as confusing, especially because the ingredient is usually injected into a muscle using a needle to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or to prevent them from sticking around in the first place. Rowe, however, had other ideas. He created a virtually painless microneedling-like machine with cannulated needles that penetrate a fraction of a millimeter into the skin to deliver a bespoke cocktail of medications and ingredients, including Botox.