What is rosacea?

Acne rosacea, or more commonly referred to as rosacea, is a non-infectious skin inflammation of the face. The appearance caused by acne rosacea results in a permanent flushed look to the inflamed area, caused by the capillaries (blood vessels) enlarging.

It is entirely possible to develop small pustules on the chin, forehead and cheeks. However, unlike acne vulgaris, acne rosacea does not scar.

Rosacea, generally appears in more mature age groups, often between thirty and fifty years of age. A common ‘warning’ sign of this skin inflammation is the appearance of frequent flushing. If left untreated, rosacea may cause permanent redness to the affected areas & thinning skin which results in premature ageing.

At the Marian Rubock Clinic we specialise in rosacea skin care and skin treatment. With over 33 years of medical experience, and having personally suffered from skin disorders, Marian is passionate and dedicated to helping you achieve the glowing and healthy skin you’ve always wanted, without the use of harsh chemicals and treatments.

Contact the Marian Rubock Clinic today if you suspect you may have one of the following types of rosacea.

Rosacea type 1

Rosacea type 1, also known as upper digestive rosacea, is the mildest of the three stages of this inflammatory skin disorder. It is commonly characterised by redness, flushing, sensitivity or dryness directly on the nose. It is also possible to experience breakouts similar to acne vulgaris, while the skin may become coarser and thicker with a bumpy texture.

Upper digestive rosacea usually occurs from an inflammation of the digestive tract in the throat region. Although the exact cause is currently unknown, it is thought to be triggered by the consumption of alcohol, smoking and possibly stress, which can result in a hormonal imbalance.

Rosacea type 2

Mid-digestive rosacea, or more commonly known as rosacea type 2, is typically characterised by the sensitivity, redness, flushing or dryness of the sides of the nose. If suffering from this type of rosacea, you may also notice the flushing and redness is accompanied by the skin becoming coarser and thicker in texture.

Mid-digestive rosacea is usually the result from a digestive inflammation in the stomach area, and is thought to be related to acid reflux. Alternative causes for mid-digestive rosacea may stem from ulcers, gastritis and Helicobacter pylori, while certain lifestyle stresses and hormonal menopause/andropause are also thought to be significant contributors.

Rosacea type 3

Lower digestive rosacea is the severest of the three rosacea types. It is typically characterised by flushing, sensitivity, redness and dry skin around the eyes, cheeks, forehead and temples. If you have lower digestive rosacea, you may find the above symptoms are also accompanied by a burning or itching sensation and breakouts very similar in nature to those of acne vulgaris.

This particular type of rosacea is often a result of the small and large intestine becoming inflamed. The inflammation is thought to be caused by gluten intolerance or sensitivity, Candidiasis, allergies or Irritable bowel syndrome. There is also a possibility of this type of inflammation being triggered by a breakdown in the immune system causing a hormonal imbalance, or an insulin resistance.

Rosacea treatments designed specifically for you

If you identify with one or more of these symptoms, you can rest assured the team at the Marian Rubock Clinic will work with you to provide a long lasting rosacea skin care treatment personalised to your specific needs, without the use of harsh medical treatments and chemicals.

Contact the Marian Rubock Clinic today to start your journey to achieving the skin you’ve always dreamed of!


At the Marian Rubock Clinic we guarantee the highest quality service using only natural products that deliver real results.

Contact us today to learn about our proven success treating Anti Ageing, Rosacea, Acne & Scarring and Sun Damaged Skin and how we can help you.

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Marian Rubock is a qualified registered nurse who has been working with skin conditions for the last 17 years using a combination of functional and nutritional medicine. With over thirty-four years of medical experience and having suffered skin disorders herself, Marian has a profound understanding of the skin. She was a columnist on skin & amp; Beauty issues for The West Australian for the last 7 years until October 2013 and was a regular speaker on radio for Curtin FM & a guest at 6PR and international and interstate speaker covering the gut microbiome and skin.