Coronavirus Alert 
 
IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), PLEASE CALL THE DEDICATED HOTLINE ON 1800 675 398.

 
IT IS MANDATORY TO RING THE CLINIC BEFORE SEEING A GP SO THAT THE CLINIC CAN BE PREPARED. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON COVID19 TELEPHONE CONSULTATION WITH OUR DOCTOR.

In accordance with current Australian Public Health advice, Revita Medical Clinic requests that any individuals who start experiencing respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) and have recently travelled ANYWHERE INTERNATIONALLY or had contact with someone diagnosed with the novel coronavirus within the last 14 days call the medical centre or hospital before arrival so that the appropriate infection control measures can be put in place and people can be directed to the best place for testing and treatment.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

the Australian Government Department of Health coronavirus

Public information site regarding COVID-19

Call the Victorian Public Health Information Line on 1300 651 160

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, which is more common in those with fairer skin

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, which is more common in those with fairer skin. Rosacea is quite a common condition that affects about 1 in 20 people. Rosacea is characterized by facial redness, especially around the nose, cheeks, chin and in between the brow.  Rosacea can sometimes also present with acne style breakouts with pimples looking like red swollen bumps with or without pus. Rosacea also presents with broken facial capillaries. Rosacea sufferers are consistently red or tend to flush very easily. The skin itself can feel quite hot and tender. Some other signs of rosacea can be watery eyes, sensitive skin, blood shot eyes and burning sensations.  Multiple factors can trigger rosacea with some very easily identified and others requiring a trial and error approach to determine the trigger and therefore provide effective treatments. Its essential that once the trigger has been determined to avoid it all together.

Some triggers can be:

  • Hot or spicy food
  • Dairy food
  • Alcohol (mainly red wine)
  • Fluctuations in temperature (hot baths and sauna included)
  • UV exposure
  • Stress/embarrassment
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Hot baths/saunas
  • Oral and topical corticosteroids
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels such as blood pressure medications
  • Inappropriate use of skin care products

Treatments for rosacea

  • Dermapen skin needling
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser for capillaries