Question about : i suffer from redness on my nose which begins at q527

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I suffer from redness on my nose, which begins at the bridge of my nose, with a visible line where I’ve worn sunglasses. I’ve stopped drinking and smoking, but I eat a lot of chillies and tomatoes, and my nose was broken about fifteen years ago, with consequent sinus problems. Could someone please help me identify whether I have rosacea? I don’t have noticeably broken capillaries; my nose is just flushed red, and it seems to redden with different triggers. I’ve read a lot online, but I can’t afford expensive treatments, or waste time with experiments and speculative diagnoses. If you have treated someone successfully with a flushed nose, I would like to know. I can’t tell whether it’s rosacea.


A ‘flushed’ nose in many cases can suggest the diagnosis of rosacea, but for a more definitive diagnosis you need to be seen in person by a specialist in the area. Rosacea can have a few triggers such as chilli foods or extremes of weather , however, avoiding triggers does not always solve the problem. You may require a laser treatment with a vascular laser such as our Gemini laser or Pulsed dye laser, and this can help to reduce redness. 


There is a medicare rebate for the laser treatment of redness, and also the out of pocket fee contributes to your Medicare Safety net.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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