Treatment Of Rosacea And Control Associated Symptoms


Rosacea is a very treatable condition


If you suffer from flushing or persistent facial redness, or if you’re sick of your red skin being mistaken for sunburn, there is a solution, which doesn’t involve struggling to find the right makeup to cover it up. About Face Brisbane can help your Rosacea with the latest laser technology.

Our 30-minute non-invasive treatment can dramatically improve the condition of your skin without harsh side effects and no downtime. You will be amazed at the results.









20 MINUTES (Preparation required)


  • Avoid direct sun exposure 2 weeks before & after
  • Avoid vitamin A & prescription skincare for 1 week
  • No products on skin for appointment (i.e. makeup, artificial tan, moisturiser)


What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition that usually occurs in middle-aged women with fair skin. It is characterised by excessive blushing or redness mainly on the nose, cheeks and chin areas of the face. It can develop to become severe with enlarged nasal oil glands and tissue which builds up around the nose.

What Are The Symptoms Of Rosacea?

The most common symptom is persistent redness on the face. Additional signs include broken capillaries, small and blood vessels (which are superficial and dilated), swelling, skin tightness, burning or stingy sensations, hot itchy rashes and the formation of small bumps, blisters, pimples, and pustules. An enlarged, red nose may occur in serious cases known as Rhinophyma.

What Triggers The Symptoms Of Rosacea?

The specific triggers which can aggravate this skin condition can vary greatly between patients. It is best to use the list below as a guide to determine your own individual triggers factors, so you know what to avoid to reduce redness or swelling of your face.

The most common triggers are:

  • Aggressive skin care products
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Spicy foods
  • Histamines
  • Exposure to cold temperatures
  • Anger or stress
  • Hot baths
  • Sunlight
  • Sunburn
  • Saunas

What Is The Best Rosacea Treatment?

Our skin clinic is a full-service clinic which means we can provide you with advice and methods on the right skin care regime for your skin condition. At a one-on-one consultation, we will explain how the laser treatment procedure works and determine if it is right for your skin needs.

The treatment involves using a handheld medical grade laser device (Qswitch ND-YAG) which is moved back and forth across the skin on the face. There is a gentle warming sensation. The heat from the laser stimulates collagen regrowth and dilates the capillaries which help to calm the redness and reduce swelling and itching.

Why Do We Use the Qswitch ND-YAG laser for Rosacea Treatments?

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Removes blood vessels
  • Destroys bacteria causing pimples and cysts
  • Repairs scarring
  • Improves the general health of the skin
  • Prevents further complications like skin thickening.
  • About Face Brisbane recommends Synergie Skin Care products for Rosacea sufferers. Uberzinc is a particularly good product as it is suitable for extremely reactive and sensitive skin.

How Is Rosacea Diagnosed?

Our Cosmetic Physicians will be able to provide advice on whether or not you have Rosacea if you are unsure. Generally, if you notice you are constantly flushed with persistent redness in the cheek, nose and chin area, then you should have your skin looked at by our Cosmetic Physicians.

Are There Different Types Of Rosacea?

Yes, there are 4 main types of Rosacea:

  • Erythematotelangietatic Rosacea – Redness (that is persistent) of the skin on the cheek, nose and chin area with blood vessels that are visible
  • Papulopustular Rosacea – Redness of the skin on the cheek, nose and chin area with tiny bumps that look like acne
  • Phymatous Rosacea – Persistent redness on the cheek, nose and chin area with thickened skin that has resulted in an enlarged nose
  • Ocular Rosacea – Persistent redness of the skin (cheek, nose, and chin) with eye irritations (i.e. dry eye, burning and tearing).

Can Rosacea Be Cured?

Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for Rosacea however laser treatment will help reduce the severity of symptoms. Our Qswitch ND-YAG laser is an effective method to calm the skin and with continued laser treatment, you will see noticeable and lasting results.

How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?

Rosacea affects each person differently and the symptoms can differ from patient to patient. This is why our Cosmetic Physicians will assess your skin to figure out how many treatments you will need to suit your skin type and condition and provide the best results for your skin. Follow up laser treatments may be required depending on the severity of your condition.

Who Manufactured The Laser About Face Uses? Is It High Quality?

About Face Brisbane’s Qswitch ND-YAG laser is an extremely high-quality medical grade laser.

What Are Alternative Treatments For Rosacea? Do They Work?

A common cause of skin redness is direct sunlight so using a zinc-based sunscreen and staying out of the sun along with an anti-inflammatory skin care routine is the primary treatment. Generally, topical or oral antibiotics are prescribed such as metronidazole, tetracycline or doxycycline. Other prescription drugs such an oral contraceptive (‘the pill’) can help manage those who suffer from a hormone imbalance which can cause Rosacea.

Other factors such as reducing stress and watching what you eat can also be beneficial in reducing the severity of the condition. Rosacea can be triggered by various environmental and internal factors so one treatment, in particular, may not be as effective for an individual as another. Our Cosmetic Physicians can determine the best treatment plan for your individual skin needs.

With regular laser treatment, we can ensure that your symptoms are maintained and prevent more serious Rosacea-like Rhinophyma from developing.