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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

  • Drinking alcohol

  • Being too hot or cold

  • Sunlight

  • Stress and other strong emotions

Rosacea

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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

 

Medications:

  • 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.


 

Rosacea Treatment