What causes rosacea

Rosacea, redness, broken capillaries as well as flushed red skin  are fairly common medical conditions. Our Cosmetic Doctor  will identify this skin condition. Rosacea can also vary at different times of the year due to changes in weather such as temperature change, sunlight  and wind. This condition can present sometimes also with pustules, not to be confused with Acne. These pustules commonly appear around nose and cheek areas. The redness of the skin is a result of dilated blood vessels that appear close to the skin surface.

A more severe form of rosacea can cause the formation of rhinophyma or a bulbous nose. This only occurs in severe rosacea cases lasting multiple years, and is significantly more common in men.

While the exact cause is unknown, rosacea can be correlated to family history, diet (especially hot drinks and spicy foods), exercise, alcohol, smoking, medications, emotional situations, changes in temperature, and cosmetic products.

It is most commonly seen in middle-aged women with fair skin, however, it can affect individuals of any age, ethnicity, or gender. Not all cases of rosacea are permanent, and some will spontaneously self resolve. There is no single rosacea treatment or ‘cure.’

Are there different types of Rosacea and what are the main concerns

There are mainly 4 types of rosacea:

  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea: The most common and simple form of rosacea-redness across the cheeks and nose.
  • Papulopustular Rosacea: This is redness of the skin with the addition of pus-filled papules.
  • Phymatous Rosacea: A form of rosacea causing thickened, bumpy skin texture.
  • Ocular Rosacea: Rosacea occurring in and around the eyes leading irritation, redness, and stinging. Can cause more severe eye conditions.

How can someone get help for rosacea

A good starting point is booking a consultation with our Cosmetic Doctor who will assess you and can give you the most suitable treatment options. Some treatments for Rosacea include:

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
Yellow Laser 585
DMK Enzyme Therapy


Call us on 5539 9534 to book a consultation