What Is Rosacea, exactly?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, visible blood vessels, bumps, and in some cases, thickened skin. It typically appears on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Rosacea can be both physically uncomfortable and emotionally distressing, impacting a person's self-esteem and quality of life.


Dispelling the Myths

Many people think rosacea is caused by excess consumption of alcohol. However, studies so that alcohol is not a primary cause of the condition; but rather an aggravating factor in some individuals.

What Causes Rosacea?


Genetic factors provide valuable insights into a person's likelihood of experiencing rosacea in their lifetime. Skin complexion (individuals with fairer skin are more susceptible) and a family history of rosacea are significant determinants.

Sun Exposure

The symptoms of rosacea can be exacerbated by exposure to UV rays. It is advisable to use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, both in summer and winter, to reduce flare-ups of the condition.


Upon the appearance of initial symptoms, it is crucial to be mindful of the products being used on your face products being used. To prevent worsening the situation, it's best to avoid cosmetics that contain perfume, alcohol, abrasives, or other irritating ingredients. Instead, opt for gentle products.


Various other factors can impact the onset or worsening of rosacea. These include exposure to extreme temperatures, strenuous physical activity, stress, drug usage (specifically, prescription Cortisone creams and topical acne treatments), as well as tobacco consumption.

Preventing Rosacea: Practical Tips

While there's no definitive way to prevent rosacea, managing triggers and adopting a gentle skincare routine can help minimize flare-ups and manage the condition effectively:

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily to shield your skin from sun exposure, a common trigger for rosacea.

Identify and avoid triggers such as spicy foods, alcohol, and extreme weather conditions.

Opt for mild, non-abrasive cleansers and skincare products suitable for sensitive skin.

Incorporate stress-reducing techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing to help manage rosacea symptoms.

How to Treat Rosacea

IPL/Laser Photorejuvenation
IPL/Laser Photorejuvenation

A popular treatment for both it's minimal discomfort and zero-downtime results, IPL (intense pulsed light) & Laser is a photorejuvenation technology that eliminates the small blood vessels that lead to rosacea. At Clinetix, we exclusively use the world's most admired and pioneering IPL & Laser technology - M22 and Excel V+.

Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels

Our skin therapists are experts in rosacea of all types, and are highly experienced in selecting the ideal chemical peel to balance transformative results, your comfort, and exceptional value. At Clinetix, we select the EnerPeel collection not only for its outstanding results, but for its wide range of options to suit a patient’s bespoke skin health needs.

Medical-Grade Skincare
Medical-Grade Skincare

Selecting the most acclaimed products from medical-grade brands ZO Skin Health and Skinceuticals, your Clinetix skin therapist will work with you to develop a practical, powerful and effective skincare regimen that manages your rosacea once and for all.

LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy

An outstanding complement to our other solutions for rosacea, Clinetix offers patients DermaLux LED therapy to accelerate results and stimulate collagen. A relaxing, zero-downtime treatment; LED is an exquisite complement to your skin health plan.

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What Are Our Patients Saying About It?

This was my first time having IPL and Claire was amazing from the moment I walked in the door. My nerves were eased as I knew I was in good hands. All through the procedure Claire spoke to me, so I knew what to expect, what was happening and gave great after care advice. The results exceeded my expectations and I’m already looking forward to my next visit - thank you Clinetix

I would like to say all staff have been professional and helpful. Claire in particular made me feel at ease during my IPL treatment by talking to me and reassuring me. The treatment flew by!

First treatment of IPL - not painful and can already see the benefits. Great treatment.

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