Who does it affect?
It can occur in anyone but most commonly affects women or men over 30 years of age.
What are the triggers?
There are known triggers which exacerbate rosacea that lead to flare ups, but not all triggers will effect all people.
• Hot drinks or some spicy food
• Excessive alcohol
• Temperature extremes
• Sunlight or wind
• Stress
• Exercise
• Cosmetics and topical skin products
• Some medications

How to diagnose
There is no specific test for rosacea. Instead a doctor will rely on the history of the symptoms and physical assessment of your skin. There is no known cure however there are treatments and products that may control and reduce the conditions signs and symptoms.
Consult and treatments are available at Sanctuary Cosmetic Clinic. We aim to support and improve your skin in a number of ways.

  1. Cosmeceuticals skin care, which contains no irritating ingredients such as preservatives fragrances or parabens
  2. A prescription strength topical vasoconstrictor that can constrict blood vessels for a period of 6-10 hours.
  3. Organic makeup to calm and nurture your skin while giving good coverage.
  4. A series of V-Laser treatments that reduce the vascular damage or broken capillaries to reduce the length of time the flushing lasts.
    Rosacea can affect people’s confidence and there is no known cure but at Sanctuary Cosmetic clinic we offer a consultation to discuss available options.

This article sponsored by Sanctuary Medical Aesthetics Clinic at Kellyville. Make an appointment with Dr Donna Burgess or Maryanne Anderson on 0452 613 662 or 0435 103 135.

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