Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: My rosacea is getting worse – can anything cure it?
- An anonymous reader asked Inge van Lotringen how to sort out her rosacea
- The Cosmopolitan beauty director suggested buying skincare products online
- Called Dermatica, it prescribes you medication after asking several questions
Q. My rosacea is becoming a real problem, but I don’t have access to a dermatologist. Is there any skincare you’d recommend?
A. I feel you need a medical skin assessment, not cosmetic skincare, but I know how thin on the ground good dermatologists are (the average NHS wait time is 13 weeks!).
So I’d recommend a clever new initiative called Dermatica (dermatica.co.uk) that makes derms and skincare prescriptions available online.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes rosy red cheeks for sufferers. An anonymous reader asked Inge van Lotringen how to treat the condition
You’re assessed through a questionnaire, photo analysis and phone consultation with a dermatologist, and prescribed the appropriate level of topical-medications for issues such as acne, rosacea and pigmentation, which are sent to you in the post.
Your treatment plan then gets re-evaluated every month to track your progress and fine-tune your needs. I think it fills a real gap in the market for those who want healthy skin but have realised that pretty pots and beautifully scented unctions (don’t expect those) aren’t going to cut it — and can even make matters worse — when skin is truly playing up.
Inge van Lotringen answered an anonymous reader’s question about her rosacea problems
The monthly delivery helps you stick with the programme, which is essential for tacking these problems.
The price is really fair, too: £20 plus p&p for your monthly supply of advice and clinical potions. Worth a try.