What is Rosacea? What Causes it and How to Treat it

The symptoms of rosacea... What is rosacea? What causes rosacea? How to treat rosacea.

The symptoms of rosacea… What is rosacea? What causes rosacea? How to treat rosacea?


Rosacea, wow…. What a confusing and tangled story

So what is rosacea? Today we are going to talk about what causes rosacea and how to treat rosacea. At AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare, where we specialize in Laser and Integrative Medicine, we have treated thousands of patients with rosacea during the past 19 years.  We have used everything to treat the rosacea symptoms from conventional antibiotics, to the most advanced and expensive medical lasers, to natural rosacea remedies such as exotic herbal and essential oils, to the simplest and most fundamental of all medical treatments, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and ozone therapy.

The bad news if you suffer from rosacea:
Every one of these rosacea treatments has proven NOT to work… in some cases.

The good news if you suffer from rosacea:
Every one of these rosacea treatments has proven to work brilliantly well… in some cases.

The best news if you suffer from rosacea:
By customizing protocols of combining all the various rosacea treatments, virtually all our patients achieved satisfactory to fantastic results.


From a scientific point of view, rosacea remains largely an enigma.  We simply do not know what causes rosacea.  Not surprisingly, we also do not know why various treatments for rosacea work, or don’t work.  Even more confusing is the fact that some treatments that work on a specific case or cause of Rosacea, will not work on others.

Furthermore, just like the many rosacea treatments that sometimes work and sometimes don’t, many different factors seem, in some cases, to “trigger” rosacea, while in other cases not at all. Some of the different factors that can “trigger” or cause rosacea include:

How to treat rosacea? Lasers can eliminate the rosacea symptoms

How to treat rosacea? Lasers can eliminate the rosacea symptoms

  • Bacterial invasion of your skin
  • High sugar diet
  • Bacterial invasion of your intestines
  • Peanuts & Soya
  • Auto immune hyperactive response in your skin
  • Food allergies
  • Reactions to other medication you are taking
  • Spicy foods
  • Emotional Stress
  • Heat / Cold weather
  • Skin mites
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetic predisposition (“runs in the family”)
  • Hormonal fluctuations or imbalances 

So far no one has been able to establish a direct causal relationship between any of these “triggers” that consistently cause rosacea.  The underlying cause or causes of rosacea are simply a mystery.


In the final analysis, from the perspective of a patient, we are left with unhappy skin that is suffering from a combination of rosacea symptoms whose cause or causes we cannot identify.

Consequently, the physician’s job is now simplified.  Set aside all the scientific theories and focus on developing treatments that alleviate the symptoms of rosacea and that make the skin happy.  As in all therapies, we want to utilize the most natural methods possible that don’t expose you to detrimental “side effects” that disrupt other aspects of your physiology.  And of course, we want rosacea treatments that produce long lasting results.
For practitioners of “evidence based medicine”, even when the causes of an illness are unknown, our primary focus remains identifying “what actually works” in treating your condition.  Armed with that knowledge we can then customize a combination protocol from “all the things that work” in order to maximize your individual results from the treatment.

Therefore, in this article about what is rosacea, what causes rosacea and how to treat rosacea, what matters the most is the following:

If you suffer from rosacea, there is a path that is right for you to successfully treat and heal your skin!

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To discover the correct path of how to get rid of rosacea, you will have to become the Sherlock Holmes of solving your own case of what is causing your rosacea. Therefore, it is best if you find a doctor who is willing to collaborate with you on this exploration.  Doctors this creative and open minded typically practice “Integrative Medicine”, or better yet, they might be a combination MD, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) or HMD (Holistic Medical Doctor).  

Remember that your doctor only sees your rosacea symptoms framed within a “snap shot” in time when you happen to be in his/her office, and therefore he/she has no idea how your skin responds to various inputs and treatments for rosacea on a continuous basis.  You are the one who has to take notice of what and how your skin responds to everything that might be affecting its condition. Everything that might be causing the rosacea. Then, as the pieces of the puzzle take shape, with your doctor’s help, you might be able to arrange the data in such a way so that a clear picture of what makes your skin happy can emerge.

Bottom line: notice everything and take notes.  What things upset your skin and cause rosacea, and what things make it happy and reduce the rosacea symptoms.