Common questions

What is rosacea?

Dilation of capillaries just below the skin surface can result in the condition known as rosacea, which is characterised by red or pink patches that appear on the skin, with sufferers also experiencing facial flushing, blushing and burning. Commonly experienced on the nose, forehead and cheeks, the condition has no known causes but is thought to relate to the dilation of small blood vessels in the face. Rosacea is currently considered an incurable auto-inflammatory skin condition. While it cannot be cured, it can usually be controlled with proper, regular treatments. Treatment for rosacea focuses on controlling signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of skin care products and professional treatments. The type and number of treatments depends on the severity of the symptoms and recurrence is common.

At Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic, we offer a number of options for rosacea treatment in Melbourne, including AHA peels and laser treatment for rosacea.

AHA skin peels

Application of alpha-hydroxy acids, mainly lactic acid in a form of cream help to control and improve rosacea in some people. A course of 6 peel every 2 to 4 weeks for approximately 10 to 15 minutes can dramatically reduce the symptoms of your skin condition. While these peels can achieve great results, they may cause skin sensitivity for a few days post-treatment. Our staff will consult with you to determine your suitability. The skin may need to be prepared with appropriate home care products prior to your treatment.

VPL rosacea treatment

During an UltraPlus VPL™ rosacea treatment, variable pulsed light energy is absorbed by tiny veins causes vessel walls to heat up and later collapse. The tissue waste products are then naturally cleared by the body’s own cleansing system which in turn reduces skin inflammation and redness. It also stimulates the production of collagen and cell’s growth factors to help improve skin tone and texture. 4-6 treatment is recommended with 3 to 4 weeks intervals for the best results.

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To learn more about our rosacea treatment in Melbourne, call Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic today on (03) 9686 0003. Our friendly staff are happy to answer all of your questions and suggest the best treatment for rosacea that suits your needs.

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