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    What causes rosacea?

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    Dr Mark McGovern

    Plastic Surgeon (Reconstructive & Cosmetic)

    Hi, my name is Mark McGovern. I am a qualified Cosmetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. I have been in practice on the Sunshine Coast since … View Profile

     The  exact cause of rosacea is unknown, though there are a few theories being tossed around. A common theory (where acne type lumps are present) is that the  cause of the problem is a microscopic skin mite called a Demodex.     
    We do know however  what triggers the symptoms of Rosacea, and we know that by controlling these we can reduce the symptoms of Rosacea.
    We also know that if we slowly strengthen the skin with medical grade vitamin C and vitamin A that the skin becomes more robust and symptoms of rosacea fade considerably and in many cases disappear. This road is slow and you will need a specialist to help you along the way. Our skin therapist has many very happy (almost ex-) rosacea clients ! Feel free to contact us on 18000 80001 if you would like more information or a free consultation.

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