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Mirvaso is used to treat Rosacea, a skin condition caused by the enlargement of blood vessels on the face. It causes flushing, facial redness, spots and visible blood vessels. You can reduce the symptoms of rosacea by using Mirvaso on a daily basis. Mirvaso is applied to the affected areas on the face and works by narrowing the blood vessels.


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Mirvaso

Medication Quantity Price
Mirvaso Gel 1 x 30g £49.00
Mirvaso Gel 2 x 30g £95.00
Mirvaso Gel 3 x 30g £140.00


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Mirvaso

Mirvaso gel is used to treat redness of the face caused by the skin condition rosacea. Rosacea is a condition which occurs when the blood vessels in the skin dilate too easily causing a rash and persistent redness on the cheeks, chin, forehead and nose. This rash can be accompanied by skin sensitivity, a burning sensation, inflamed red bumps and pus spots. Over time, areas of the face will permanently appear a deep red shade with thin red lines below the surface.

Rosacea is a hereditary condition which can affect both men and women but is more likely to occur in middle-aged women with fair skin. The cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood although there have been a number of triggers identified as leading to flare ups. These include; sunlight, stress, alcohol, caffeine, spicy food, hot or cold weather and strenuous exercise. Mirvaso gel effectively treats the symptoms of rosacea by narrowing the dilated blood vessels to reduce excess blood flow and redness.

Are the effects of Mirvaso gel permanent?

Mirvaso is a temporary treatment which can significantly reduce the symptoms of rosacea for up to 12 hours after application. It will not prevent or cure the condition and once treatment is stopped, redness of the skin will begin to return.

How soon will I notice an improvement in my skin condition?

Mirvaso can begin to reduce facial redness from 30 minutes after application.

Can I wear make-up with Mirvaso gel?

Make up can be applied to the skin once Mirvaso has dried completely.

Can I use Mirvaso on other parts of my body?

Mirvaso is only intended for use on the face and should not be used on any other parts of the body.

Cautions

  • Some patients may experience a worsening of redness during the first two weeks of starting treatment with Mirvaso gel, although this usually resolves once treatment is stopped.
  • Do not use Mirvaso if you are taking certain medicine for depression or Parkinson’s disease, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants or tetracyclic antidepressants.
  • Consult your doctor before using Mirvaso if you have problems with your heart, circulation, blood pressure, liver or kidneys.
  • Mirvaso should not be used during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.
  • Mirvaso should only be used by patients over 18 as there is currently insufficient research into the safety of this product for children and adolescents under 18.

Mirvaso contains the active ingredient brimonidine, an alpha agonist, which narrows blood vessels to reduce excess blood flow and redness.

A small pea sized amount should be applied to the forehead, nose, chin and each cheek once daily.

The recommended dose is 5 pea sized amounts in total which should not be exceeded. If you use more than this it could lead to irritation or other effects to the site of application.

Common side effects of using Mirvaso include flushing, skin redness and burning or itching sensation of the skin.

If you develop an allergic reaction, severe irritation or any of the uncommon side effects, stop using Mirvaso and contact your doctor.