Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea treatment requires two approaches one for the acne component and one for the redness component.

For the acne component there a number of topical medication that can be used. These include metronidazole, clindamycin and azelaic acid. Oral medications include doxycycline or isotretinoin in low or high doses.

For the redness and flushing what not to use may almost be as important as what to use. Do use moisturizers for sensitive skin and sunscreen everyday. Avoid toners, exfoliating agents and astringents and avoid triggers of flushing it possible. Green-tinted moisturizers or makeup are our first line options for redness.

Laser surgery often requiring multiple sessions probably yields the best results. Unfortunately medications do not often help redness. Rhinophyma can be corrected surgically.