variety of skin disorders that exhibit similar clinical features.
Estimates of the prevalence of rosacea in fair-skinned populations range from 1 to 1 0 percent.
Adults over the age of 30 are the primary age group affected by rosacea, and the disorder occurs more frequently in women than in men. Patients with phymatous skin changes are an exception; the vast majority of affected patients are adult males. Rosacea occasionally occurs in adolescents. In this population, rosacea is often mistaken for acne vulgaris. Rarely, rosacea occurs in children. Children may exhibit all subtypes except phymatous changes, and symptoms may persist into adulthood.
Analyses of data from the Nurses' Health Study II suggest that obesity, a past smoking history, and increased alcohol consumption may be risk factors for rosacea in women.
●Exposure to extremes of temperature
●Irritation from topical products
●Psychologic feelings, especially anger, rage, and embarrassment
●Certain drugs, such as nicotinic acid and vasodilators
●Skin barrier disruption
Rosacea Treatment with Topical Ozonate Oil
In some studies medicinal herbal remedies were used to treat rosacea patients. Herbal oils such as Tee Tree , Hemp seed and oil of oregano, a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) were used that be effective at killing the skin mite associated with rosacea and reducing the dermal inflammation and strengthening and making better able of skin to resist bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
The progress of today medical science is oriented to develop new technologies allowing not only highly effective treating diseases, but also preventing them. One of such progressive approaches is ozone therapy. Ozone or O3 is a triatomic very reactive form of oxygen that easily can break off and combine with other molecules oxidize them. Ozone effects on toxins, bacteria, molds, mildew, fungus, cancer cells and viruses in a variety of ways. The problem of rosacea is the internal state of the organism, therefore it should be treated not only from the outside, but also inside and this task can be successfully done by ozone producing a detoxication and increasing or modulating the body immunity. Ozone disrupts the integrity of the organism cell envelope such as Demodex through oxidation of the phospholipids and lipoproteins.
One of the medical applications of ozonein skin disorders such as rosacea is combining ozone with herbal oils like olive oil. As ozonate olive oil has antibacterial and antiviral effect and by minimizing pathogen diffusion and enhancing microcirculation, reduces the swelling, destroys the pathogen and allows a rapid healing.
Whereas the high therapeutic efficiency of ozone therapy can be considered in dermatocosmetology.