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Triggers and Treatment for Rosacea or Facial Redness

Triggers and Treatment for Rosacea or Facial RednessRosacea sufferers can feel like they are on an emotional rollercoaster with the condition flaring up and then going into remission, to then flare up again. Like acne, rosacea or facial redness can cause a psychological impact including low self esteem and loss of confidence. Understanding the condition and what triggers it is the first step in being able to manage and treat it effectively.

In this article, we discuss rosacea and its symptoms, factors that are known to trigger it and how to treat and manage it.


What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common non-contagious skin inflammation typically affecting the face. Symptoms include a permanent flush, enlarged capillaries and non-tender pimple-like lumps. Frequently becoming flush, or looking like you are sunburnt or embarrassed are the first symptoms. Over time, it can and usually does worsen. Unlike acne, it does not scar however severity often increases with age.


What Triggers Rosacea?

Some of the factors that can trigger facial redness or worsen symptoms include:

  • spicy foods
  • alcohol
  • hot drinks
  • overexposure to heat or sunlight
  • anxiety
  • emotional stress
  • overheating, especially in bed at night

Diagnosis is done by physical examination and medical history. Before starting treatment, other skin conditions must be ruled out, including: acne, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral dermatitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.



The first step is to avoid the known triggers. Antibiotics may be prescribed, however typically one-third of people relapse following antibiotics.

GentleMax Pro Laser– Effective Rosacea Management Solution

While there are many ways to manage the symptoms of rosacea with varying success, the most effective management solution is the GentleMax Pro Laser with no downtime. The unique 1064 Nd:YAG long pulse wavelength heats up the hemoglobin on the treated areas thereby coagulating the blood. The body’s circulatory system clears the treated area. The number of sessions depends on the severity but can range from 2 to 4 treatments to achieve clearance. As it may reoccur over time, maintenance of single treatments only is required when the first signs of redness appear.

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At Detail Smoother Skin Clinic Sydney, we offer a free consultation where a skin expert will assess your skin and discuss treatment options with you. We offer personalised skin care strategies to treat your skin concerns. During your free consultation we will discuss with you how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your treatment.


Next Step

If you already have an appointment booked at Detail Smoother Skin, you can easily add a free rosacea treatment consultation to your booking by calling our friendly team on 02 9251 9966. 

If you have never been to Detail Smoother Skin Clinic, specialist skin clinic Sydney, you can either give us a call on 02 9251 9966 or click on one of the buttons below to make an enquiry or book a free consultation online.

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