At our center we use complementary and naturopathic medicines to treat rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic red face which may also present with acne. It can be totally cured with dietary changes and certain nutritional supplements which treat the digestive system. The cause of rosacea does not lie directly in the skin, but rather in the gastrointestinal system. People with rosacea often do not have adequate levels of stomach acid and digestive enzymes and as a result, their digestion and absorption of food is impaired. Metrogel and tetracycline only help the acne component, but do not help the reddening of the face because neither agent treats the digestive system.