Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face, particular the cheeks and nose. It may also cause small, red, pus-filled bumps, similar to acne. Rosacea can affect anyone, but it is most commonly seen in middle-aged women who have light skin. There's no cure for rosacea and it will usually flare due to certain triggers. some of the common triggers are
Eating hot or spicy foods, or drinking hot drinks
Being too hot or cold
Stress and other strong emotions
Treatments do not cure rosacea, but help to control symptoms and prevent flares.
Lifestyle changes: To help control your symptoms and prevent flare-ups, you should:
Avoid the common triggers listed above and any other triggers that you know worsen your symptoms
Use mild, unscented face cleansers to wash your face
Wear sunscreen every day
Avoid using products on your face with alcohol, acid, or other ingredients that could bother your skin
Topical Medications that Reduce Redness: There are some medications that can help to reduce redness of the facial redness. These medication include Rhofade and Mirvaso
Topical Antibotics and Anti-inflammatories: These medication helps with the pimples of rosacea and include: azelaic acid (Azelex, Finacea), metronidazole (Metrogel, Noritate) and ivermectin (Soolantra)
Oral Antibotics and Anti-inflammatories: These medications are used for moderate to severe rosacea and include minocycline (Solodyn) and doxycycline (Oracea).
Laser Treatment: Depending on the type of rosacea, lasers may be beneficial. Specifically, The Excel V Laser and Laser Genesis are 2 different lasers which can be used to help to minimize facial redness and reduce flares.