Rosacea Treatment

Posted on 10 Mar, 2012

As the exact causes of rosacea are unclear, it is difficult to identify one form of treatment that can eradicate all of the symptoms associated with the conditions. There are various approaches, however, that can help to prevent rosacea from making your life miserable:

• Spots and pimples can be tackled in a variety of ways. Topical and oral antibiotics can be very helpful in reducing any inflammation, although other topical treatments can also be effective. Some medications are not recommended for pregnant women, while others can have unpleasant side effects. Your doctor will be able to advise you.

• Facial flushing and thread veins. Laser rosacea treatment can help to reduce the persistent redness associated with the condition; when the laser is applied to the affected skin, it is absorbed by the haemoglobin present in the blood. Once the right temperature is reached, the blood vessels collapse and disintegrate.

• Severe cases of rosacea can be accompanied by a thickening of the nose. Unfortunately, while there is treatment available, it usually involves surgical intervention. Excess tissue is generally removed using a scalpel or a laser beam of carbon dioxide.