Treatment information and recommendations

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps or thickened skin. It typically develops gradually over time and tends to worsen if left untreated. Rosacea is more common in fair-skinned individuals and typically affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60, although it can occur at any age. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, vascular, inflammatory, and immune system factors.

what are the triggers of rosacea?

Hot Weather

UV radiation from the sun can worsen rosacea symptoms and trigger flare-ups.

Spicy Foods and Hot Beverages

Consuming spicy foods, hot beverages, or alcohol can dilate blood vessels and worsen facial flushing in some people with rosacea.


Emotional stress, anxiety, and strong emotions can trigger or exacerbate rosacea symptoms.

Certain Skincare Products

Harsh or irritating skincare products, such as those containing alcohol, fragrance, or certain chemical ingredients, can aggravate rosacea-prone skin.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions, such as gastrointestinal disorders, hormonal imbalances, or autoimmune diseases, may be associated with rosacea.

How can rosacea be effectively treated?

Topical Treatments

Prescription creams, gels, or lotions containing ingredients such as azelaic acid, metronidazole, or brimonidine can help reduce redness, inflammation, and acne-like bumps associated with rosacea.

Oral Medications

Oral antibiotics (such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline) or low-dose isotretinoin may be prescribed for more severe or persistent cases of rosacea.

Laser Therapy

Laser and light-based treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy or vascular lasers, can help reduce redness, visible blood vessels, and thickened skin associated with rosacea.

Skincare and Sun Protection

Gentle skincare products formulated for sensitive skin, avoiding triggers, and using sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection are essential for managing rosacea and preventing flare-ups.

Lifestyle Modifications

Identifying and avoiding triggers, managing stress, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and practicing stress-reduction techniques can help minimize rosacea symptoms and improve overall well-being.

Our recommended treatments for rosacea

IPL laser skin rejuvenation

Medical grade skincare