For most people, Rosacea appears as a blush across the cheeks that becomes a permanent flush. This mysterious disorder worsens over time and there is no cure. If you address it quickly, we can help you effectively treat the symptoms and manage the condition.
Starting with facial flushing, Rosacea usually progresses to persistent redness, thickening of the skin, visible capillaries and then to painful inflammation and raised red bumps. It is embarrassing and very difficult to hide.
Any of the following warning signs is a signal to seek help before the condition becomes increasingly severe:
• Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead.
• Small visible blood vessels on the face.
• Bumps or pimples on the face.
• Watery or irritated eyes.
With no cure available, Rosacea can get progressively worse. If you think you have it, get help immediately so that you can effectively manage it.
What causes it?
Rosacea is one of the most common skin disorders, affecting 1 in 20 Australians and yet very little is known about its causes. Theories range from the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria to mites, but as yet, there is nothing conclusive. What we do know is that there is no cure and it can get worse. Triggers include UV damage, alcohol, spicy foods, saunas, weather extremes, toners, perfumes and irritating products.