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Rosacea Rescue

ProductsIf you suffer from rosacea (persistent rosiness of the face), you will know how frustrating this condition can be. To end the annoyance and embarrassment , Afterglow has put together a simple, effective treatment plan for this common skin disorder.

Symptoms of rosacea are ongoing redness, flushing, breakouts that resemble mild acne, and the development of small red facial veins known as telangiectasias. Fortunately, modern treatments and the new, effective ingredients found in Afterglow’s cosmeceuticals for rosacea, will target these conditions and, over time, return the skin to a more “normal” colour.

One of the most effective treatments for rosacea is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. IPL addresses the skin’s redness by specifically targeting the superficial capillaries that contribute to the rosy appearance. A series of gentle treatments using state-of-the-art Sciton BBL Broadband Light will result in a marked improvement in appearance, while occasional maintenance treatments can ensure this improvement persists.

The Afterglow cosmeceutical line for sensitive, rosacea prone skin comprises a choice of cleansers (Afterglow RosaCleanse™ Foamy and RosaCleanse™ Creamy). These can be used on either dry or oily skin and are 100% soap-free. They effectively remove dirt and sebum (oil) without stripping or drying the skin.

Afterglow RosaGel™ emollient anti-redness gel contains a number of ingredients helpful for sensitive, rosy skin. Vitamin K helps minimize the appearance of small capillaries, Green Tea exerts a healing, antioxidant effect, and 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde reduces the redness associated with rosacea, and is particularly beneficial following a treatment such as IPL.

Afterglow RetiSilc™ retinol emollient gel is a low-dose retinoid for sensitive acne-prone skin. It is fragrance-free and silicon-based, which helps improve the skin’s tolerance to retinoids. (Retinoids are helpful for acne-prone skin and also help increase the production of collagen, thereby exerting an anti-aging effect.)

If you have rosacea, a course of IPL treatment combined with Afterglow’s targeted cosmeceuticals will help improve your skin colouration, soothe associated inflammation, and allow you to look and feel your very best!

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