Understanding and Treating Rosacea: Effective Solutions for Clearer Skin

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Rosacea is a common yet often misunderstood skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterised by redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like bumps, rosacea can be both physically uncomfortable and emotionally distressing. In this blog, we will explore the causes and symptoms of rosacea, discuss the effective treatments available at Injex Clinics, and provide skincare tips for managing and reducing rosacea flare-ups.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face. It typically begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than others. Over time, the redness becomes more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. In some cases, rosacea can cause small, red, pus-filled bumps that resemble acne.

Causes and Triggers of Rosacea

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but several factors are believed to contribute to its development:

  1. Genetics: Rosacea often runs in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition.
  2. Immune System: Some researchers believe that an overactive immune system may play a role in rosacea.
  3. Environmental Factors: Exposure to extreme temperatures, sunlight, wind, and humidity can trigger rosacea flare-ups.
  4. Lifestyle Factors: Certain foods and beverages, such as spicy foods, alcohol, and hot drinks, can exacerbate rosacea symptoms. Stress, vigorous exercise, and certain medications can also be triggers.

Symptoms of Rosacea

The symptoms of rosacea can vary widely from person to person but commonly include:

  • Persistent redness in the central part of the face.
  • Visible blood vessels (telangiectasia).
  • Swollen red bumps or pimples.
  • Eye irritation, including redness, dryness, and swollen eyelids (ocular rosacea).
  • Thickening of the skin, particularly on the nose (rhinophyma).

Effective Treatments for Rosacea at Injex Clinics

  1. Topical Medications: Prescription creams and gels containing ingredients like metronidazole, azelaic acid, or ivermectin can help reduce inflammation and redness.
  2. Oral Medications: Antibiotics, such as doxycycline, can be effective for treating moderate to severe rosacea. In some cases, oral medications that control blood vessel dilation may be prescribed.
  3. Laser and Light Therapies: Laser treatments, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, can reduce visible blood vessels and redness by targeting and shrinking the dilated blood vessels. Learn more about our laser treatments here.
  4. Skincare Products: Using gentle, non-irritating skincare products is crucial for managing rosacea. Products containing soothing ingredients like niacinamide, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid can help calm and hydrate the skin. Discover our range of Skinjex products designed for sensitive skin.
  5. Chemical Peels: While typically used for other skin concerns, mild chemical peels can sometimes be customised to help with rosacea. It’s essential to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure the treatment is suitable for your skin type. Explore our chemical peel options.

Skincare Tips for Managing Rosacea

  1. Sun Protection: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily. Sun exposure is a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups.
  2. Gentle Skincare Routine: Avoid using harsh cleansers, scrubs, or exfoliants. Opt for gentle, hydrating products and avoid hot water when washing your face.
  3. Identify and Avoid Triggers: Keep a diary of foods, activities, and products that trigger your rosacea and try to avoid them.
  4. Moisturise Regularly: Keeping your skin well-hydrated can help reduce irritation and improve the skin barrier.
  5. Consult a Professional: Regular consultations with a dermatologist or skincare specialist can help you manage your rosacea more effectively. Schedule a consultation with us today.


Rosacea can be a challenging condition to manage, but with the right treatments and skincare routine, you can achieve clearer, calmer skin. At Injex Clinics, our experienced practitioners are dedicated to helping you find the best solutions for your rosacea. Through a combination of effective treatments and personalised skincare advice, we can help you manage your symptoms and improve your skin’s health. Contact us today to learn more about our rosacea treatments.

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