Because of the potential complexity of rosacea, it has been classified into subtypes according to signs and symptoms that often occur together, and patients may have characteristics of more than one subtype at the same time. Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, several possibilities are currently being studied, including flushing, inflammatory pathways and demodex mites. At the same time, a growing range of therapies are available to address rosaea's signs and symptoms, and while we will tailor medical therapy to your individual case, treatment options may often be keyed to standard subtypes and level of severity. As with any medical therapy, outcomes of rosacea treatment may vary from case to case. Compliance with therapy -- using medication as we prescribe -- is an important key to success. Please consult us to determine the appropriate therapy for your individual case.