How Can You Get Rid of Rosacea?
Five major triggers can contribute to the severity of your rosacea. Avoiding them can make a big difference.
- Sun exposure
- Spicy foods
While treatment cannot cure your rosacea, Dr. Zena and her team can help you find ways to manage it, so it has less impact on your life. Dr. Zena will develop a treatment plan that will usually include several of these methods:
If you have rosacea, you should be using sunscreen at all times. Sun exposure significantly worsens this condition. Other treatments are no substitute for consistent sun protection!
Topical Skin Care
Gentle, protective skincare products can help maintain and restore your skin’s natural barriers. Dr. Zena recommends a mild cleanser followed by a moisturizer containing ceramides and niacinamide. She will also help you identify and eliminate harsh products such as vitamin C, retinol, and acne treatments. A prescription cream may also be necessary. FDA-approved, dermatologist-prescribed treatments include topical azelaic acid, ivermectin, metronidazole, and potassium hydroxide.
An antibiotic like doxycycline can be necessary for your treatment. Instead of killing bacteria, it mediates inflammation to reduce your symptoms of rosacea. Less inflammation means less sensitivity and redness. A dermatologist can also prescribe low-dose Accutane, a medication that works on the sebaceous glands.
Laser Treatments: Vbeam®
The Vbeam® laser targets redness, visible blood vessels, and other symptoms of rosacea. The laser emits pulses of energy that close off blood vessels near the surface. This diminishes redness and stops inflammatory chemicals from reaching the skin.