Though Rosacea doesn’t have a cure, treatments can control and reduce the signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of prescription-strength topical medication (lotion, cream or gel) and oral medication as well as certain lifestyle changes on your part.
1. Skin Care: People with Rosacea are more sensitive, so start with appropriate gentle skin care. Many over-the-counter skin care products contain ingredients — such as acids, alcohol and other irritants — that may actually worsen Rosacea. We carry dermatology tested skin care for all skin types, such as:
- SkinMedica Redness Relief Calmplex
- SkinMedica Vitamin C&E Complex
- SkinMedica Sensitive Skin Cleanser
- glo minerals Matte Finishing Powder
See our recommended skin care regimen for Sensitive Skin
2. Prescription Treatments:
- Topical Medications: Medications you apply to your skin once or twice daily may help reduce inflammation and redness. They may also be used along with oral medications or as part of a maintenance program to control symptoms.
- Oral Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics may be prescribed more for their anti-inflammatory properties than to kill bacteria. Oral antibiotics are also prescribed because they tend to work faster than topical ones.
3. Laser Treatments:
- Laser treatments with a pulse dye laser have been proven to be very effective ways to treat visible vessels and decrease overall redness, such as VBeam.