Rosacea is a chronic condition characterized by frequent blushing or flushing, prominent blood vessels known as telangiectasias, and raised red bumps on the cheeks, nose and chin.
Who Gets Rosacea?
Rosacea affects adults and those with fair skin. There is also a genetic predisposition to the condition.
What Are The Treatments For Rosacea?
There are a number of prescription and non-prescription treatments for rosacea.
Non-Prescription Recommendations: Flares of rosacea are often associated with certain environmental factors including alcohol, spicy foods, sun exposure, heat, irritating topical products, stress, or embarrassment. It is important for the patient to be mindful of their personal triggers and to avoid them in order to minimize flares.
Topical treatments: Topical medications can reduce inflammation and bumps. There is also a topical medication that can provide for temporary relief of redness and flushing.
Oral treatments: Oral antibiotics can decrease inflammation and therefore minimize the redness and bumps.
Laser Treatments: There are different laser treatments that work to alleviate both diffuse redness and focal broken blood vessels.