Rosacea is a chronic, non-contagious inflammatory skin condition that affects approximately 2-10% of adults. The condition is characterized by redness and flushing of the face, in particular, the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Symptoms are caused by the dilation of the surface blood vessels (capillaries) known as telangiectasia. As the condition progresses, patients may also develop pimple-like bumps, burning, stinging or dryness, swelling of the cheeks and nose and/or redness of the eyes. Rosacea can affect both males and females and typically appears between the ages of 30-50.
The cause of rosacea is currently unknown; however, it is believed to be associated with the Demodex folliculorum mite and H.Pylori infection.
Conventional Rosacea Treatment
Conventional treatments may involve antibiotics, laser surgery or surgery in severe cases.
A Holistic Approach to Rosacea Treatment
Recent research has highlighted the link between Rosacea and other systems in the body, including the nervous, immune and digestive systems. Those with rosacea have been found to have increased incidence of gastrointestinal disorders (including SIBO), H.pylori infection and autoimmune disease.
A holistic approach to rosacea is patient centered, taking into account the individual drivers of rosacea as well as the individual needs of the skin.
Triggers of rosacea can vary from person to person and can include:
- Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, irregular menses)
- UV exposure
- Stress/nerve stimulation
- Dysbiosis (skin and gut)
- Food intolerance/allergy
At the Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, your practitioner will help to identify the underlying triggers and comorbidities which could be contributing to your rosacea, as well as provide dietary and lifestyle advice in combination with topical and oral treatments as required.
To ensure you receive the best rosacea treatment for your skin, your practitioner will customize your topical treatment according to your individual symptoms, presentation, location and triggers. This is particularly important given rosacea can be highly reactive to many over the counter products. Our unique treatments are based on natural, plant-based bio-actives that help to reduce the inflammation of the skin whilst supporting a healthy skin barrier and microbiome. If you would like to book a consultation for your rosacea treatment in our Melbourne or Frankston Clinics, call the PEC today.