What are the causes of rosacea?

The exact cause of rosacea is not known. Genetic characteristics, immune system factors and environmental factors are thought to play a role. Besides skin mites and psychological factors, alcohol, exercise, extreme heat, extreme cold, hot drinks, spicy foods, sunlight and wind can worsen the disease. Rosacea is not contagious. A definite genetic transmission has not been proven, although some families have passed on.

How should personal care be in the presence of rosacea?

Protect your skin from the sun with a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 (sun protection factor) every day, and reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours in the open area. Avoid behaviors such as rubbing or scrubbing that will irritate your face. Avoid perfumed soaps. Prefer washing products with moisturizing effect. If your skin is dry and sensitive, use a fragrance-free moisturizer regularly. Take note of the factors that you think exacerbate your disease and stay away from them. Some cosmetics, especially with green pigment content, can provide camouflage. Avoid acne treatments unless recommended by your dermatologist, as it can cause irritation on rosacea-prone skin. Do not use creams containing steroids unless recommended by your dermatologist, they may worsen your disease in the long run. If you have eye complaints, do not neglect it, inform your dermatologist and consult an ophthalmologist. Some drugs such as amiodorone, vitamins B6 and B12, and nasal steroids can exacerbate the disease. Share information about other treatments you are using with your dermatologist. How is rosacea treated? Treatment methods and duration of treatment vary from person to person, depending on the type and severity of the disease. Locally applied or oral medications, surgical methods, laser or intense pulse light (IPL) treatments are applied by a dermatologist in the treatment. You can contact us to make an examination appointment and to consult your questions.