Rosacea / Redness
We’re all about having fun in the sun, skin is your confidence… let us protect it for you.
Rosacea is a common, chronic, adult acne-like skin condition that can flare up and down. It usually affects the forehead, cheeks, chin, and the lower half of the nose. It causes facial flushing or tiny red pimples and fine red lines or vessels on the skin.
Untreated rosacea tends to worsen over time and can be a progressive disease. Severe disease can produce larger red tender pimples, thicken skin and a bulbous nose. It is therefore important to understand and control Rosacea as soon as possible.
Ministry of Skin is a RACGP accredited clinic.
At Ministry of Skin Australia we use a holistic approach to the treatment of your rosacea. Rosacea skin is often very sensitive, inflamed and damaged. The top surface layer has often been compromised and there is often involvement of mites and bacteria. This can be the result of many internal or external exposures.
We do not just look at your skin but carry out a full medical assessment that involves all aspects of how your body works and its exposures. It is not always possible to identify a definite one cause for your rosacea as it can be due to a number of reasons. There is also a chance that if a cause is identified it cannot be controlled, however there are usually measures to control the disease and improve the skin.
Having done a thorough medical assessment, we provide you with the knowledge and understanding about possible causes for your rosacea, lifestyle measures to aid control and prevent flares, possible treatment options and how they work. This we feel empowers you to be able to control it.
It is possible to control rosacea and improve the appearance of your skin and at Medical Skin Clinic Australia we provide experienced clinicians who are able to individualise a treatment plan for you that is holistic and supported.
It is worth remembering that rosacea care and control is an ongoing program that may continue for some years. One treatment will not be the solution. Good control involves a tailored program that you understand and feel you can stick to whilst being supported by a professional who can adapt the plan as your skin changes. Rosacea skin can often be complex and a treatment started today may require adaption in 3-6 months time. Rosacea can also have flare ups which again is important to understand and know how to manage.
The main issues we find we rosacea is an unrealistic time frame for results causing patients to stop the plan too early feeling it is not working and forgetting to have regular reviews of the plan as the skin changes.
Possible Treatments for Rosacea
Rosacea skin is often very sensitive, inflamed and damaged. The top surface layer has often been compromised and there is often involvement of mites and bacteria. The aim of treatment is to calm and protect the skin and restore its protective outer layer and floral balance. This is approached by an internal and external manner. The wrong skin program can have detrimental effects to Rosacea skin.
At Ministry of Skin we only ever provide treatments that have proven scientific evidence, these include but are not limited to;
- Internal health – Gut bacteria assessment, identification of triggers or allergies, advice to reduce inflammation.
- Hormonal profiles – identifying and treating any hormonal imbalances.
- Skin analysis – identifying your individual skin concerns.
- Prescription medications if required.
- Active skin care range tailored to your needs.
- Medical Peels or Medical Facials to help calm the skin, reduce inflammation and restore vascular strength.
- LED therapy or PDT or laser treatments to control rosacea.
- Numerous techniques to help any scarring or pigmentation.
- General advice in regards to known triggers and how to protect the skin.