There is no cure, however, controlling, minimising flare-up and reducing the severity is possible with a holistic treatment approach utilising light therapy, dietary supplement & changes to address the underlying causes.

Rosacea Treatment

Our approach of looking at the underlying triggers and environmental factors, creating bespoke treatment plans per patient is what separates Zest, from most Rosacea treatment clinics.

Rosacea affects more the 1 in 5 people and in Ireland that percentage is higher. Treating Rosacea requires a multi-treatment approach. Although it currently cannot be cured and also not knowing the actual reasoning behind its occurrence the treatment and management is getting better every year. Make an appointment to see Emma, with over 14 years experience dealing with problematic skin complaints, you are in the best of care.

We understand how Rosacea can affect your quality of life, controlling and minimising the underlying triggers and aggressors of Rosacea flair can dramatically change the severity of the condition. We may not be able to cure Rosacea, however, we can control how severe it is.

I started my IPL treatment for rosacea in August this year. I transferred from a very reputable clinic on the south side of Dublin due to the distance, I needed a clinic closer to home. I was very apprehensive searching the Net, then I discovered Zest. The website is so informative, reading all about Emma’s Accreditations, her experience in the industry, her knowledge and passion and her state of the art equipment (Medical Grade) made me feel so relieved and I just knew this is the one for me. I’ve had three sessions so far, each time I was welcomed with a super friendly greeting, made feel very welcomed and comfortable in a lovely zesty ambience. My skin without any shadow of a doubt feels and looks much better than I expected, I’m looking forward to further treatment and maintenance as it is second to none in my very happy opinion. Keep up the fantastic work Emma!! Best Wishes from Liz, Clonsilla X – Elizabeth Petrov – Read more reviews

Natural Rosacea treatment at Zest with Emma, taking a different approach to most Acne & Rosacea clinics by utilising the bodies natural immune system and getting to the underlying environmental caused triggers. Every person is uniquely assessed then a bespoke treatment plan is created. The clinic’s focus is to understand and identify the underlying causes of the Rosacea or Acne, treating the symptoms rather than masking the visual effects.

Specialising in skin complaints, Rosacea, Acne, Red/Blue Veins Spider Veins, pigmentation and a host of general skin blemishes, for example, age and UV damage pigmented lesions. Using a combination of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, dietary supplements and specific cosmeceutical products we are able to combat the occurrence and symptoms of Rosacea.

What causes rosacea?

Although research continues into the skin complaint, an exact cause is not known, there are a number of theories & common factors that often present in rosacea suffers, although none of these factors have definitely been proven.

  • Very small blood vessels under the troubled skin may become abnormal or leaky.
  • Sun damage.
  • A tiny mite called demodex folliculorum may be involved. It lives harmlessly on the skin of many people but has been found in higher numbers in those with rosacea.
  • Abnormal immune system reactions in the skin, which lead to inflammation.
  • Genetics may also be involved as rosacea may run in some families.

Who suffers from rosacea?

Although the numbers can come across as a little scary, over 2 in 10 in Ireland for example, in most cases it is a mild form and easily managed. Often symptoms present early in your 20’s although it is much more common between the ages of 30 to 50. In very rare cases rosacea can present in children, women are more commonly affected than men. Although more common for women, men tend to on average suffer more severally. As with most sensitivity it is typically more prominent in fair-skinned rather than dark-skinned people.

How is rosacea diagnosed?

Diagnosis of rosacea is straight forward, through normal identification; the appearance of rosacea is identified by the symptoms you present on your face.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

  • Frequent flushing of the face rosacea symptoms is redness, flushing of the face or a blushed look. Furthermore this can be the mild onset, this may stay long term, may evolve into a worsening condition, sometimes it can take years for a mild condition to evolve into a more aggressive concern.
  • Erythema or redness of parts of the face, a look similar to mild sunburn.
  • Papules & small cysts (pustules) or small lumpy red spots, the spots are sometimes confused with acne, although to the trained eye there are differences in both identification and treatment.
  • Telanglectasia on the face tiny blood vessels become highly visible just under the surface of the skin.

Eye symptoms (also called ocular rosacea) occur in about half of cases, but are often mild. They can include:

  • A feeling of something in the eye.
  • Burning, stinging or itchy eyes.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Eyelid problems such as cysts, styes or eyelid inflammation (blepharitis).
  • Thickening of the skin is quite rare, also known as (rhinophyma) (a bulbous, bumpy nose) affecting mainly the central parts of the face, cheeks, and forehead, nose, around the chin and mouth.

Rosacea is not normally a painful condition, not itchy but can seem burning, irritated over the affected areas. Living with rosacea is more visually distressing for the sufferer, and is often confused with the skin of a heavy drinker.

Symptoms can and do vary individually

Many people only ever experience the lower symptoms often never evolving into more serious concerns. Additionally many people will only suffer the ‘blushing or flushing of the face’ and experience no other symptoms.

  • Some sufferers experience multiple symptoms, although a single symptom often dominates.
  • Spots to the face although common place are not always an indicator of rosacea
  • Rhinophyma is very rare and often presents with just that symptom or before any other symptoms develop.

Basically the symptoms are very individual specific just like the treatment plan and process.

Treatment & management options

Currently we do not have a cure, we have management plans and treatments designed to reduce the visible signs. Although technology is always advancing as too medical research, currently we have at our disposal light therapy, medical grade IPL and assisted plans to combat and manage most types of rosacea symptoms.

Please contact zest and discuss your management options with a skin specialist.

Acne, Rosacea and Nutrient Deficiencies

A balanced diet may help but with our food groups missing vital nutrients and the density of nutrients in today’s mass produced food is leaving us all with nutrient deficiencies. Emotional stress, how we address our wellbeing is critical in the fight against acne and rosacea. Acne sufferers in particular often present with several triggers, diet and our lifestyle are two of the major factors that need attention within the acne treatment plan.

Vitamin A and Acne

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, it comes in two forms bio-available Retinoids or Carotenoids the form found in fruit and vegetables. The most significant factor about vitamin A is the distinction between retinoids and carotenoids. The vitamin A from animal sources is retinoids, also called retinol while plant source vitamin A is carotenoids, such as beta-carotene.

Celiac Disease and Rosacea

I don’t want to sound like, poor me, but 2015 was a hard year, I have always suffered from acne and when my stress levels are high, so are my breakouts. Coming back to Ireland and opening Zest has been a very hard slog. Trying to gain attention in the market with long-standing bigger players has been anything but easy.