Treatment for Managing Rosacea at West Dermatology
Unfortunately, there is no complete cure or solution to rosacea. Furthermore, even if a treatment plan is successful in relieving or causing your symptoms to recede, rosacea can often recur without warning – even if you’re careful in avoiding your triggers.
But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. On the contrary, rosacea can be managed or controlled with any one of the various treatments we provide, which can help refresh your skin and restore your self-esteem. Because your symptoms are unique, we have the knowledge and expertise to customize your treatment to fit your needs.
Ways to Manage Mild Rosacea
For milder cases of rosacea, the goal is to reduce redness and shrink bumps and pimples. Topical medications designed to reduce redness include:
Antibiotics (Clindamycin or Benzoyl Peroxide)
Sulfur products (Rosac, Clenia, Rosula)
For bumps and pimples, we provide oral medications like Minocycline, Tetracycline, and Doxycycline.
Treating Severe Cases of Rosacea
For rosacea that presents with more severe signs or symptoms – including severe persistent redness, prominent veins, or a disfigured nose – we offer other types of treatment designed to improve blood vessels and/or minimize facial flushing. These include:
Lasers, particularly green or yellow lasers, such as the Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) which can help reduce redness and flushing
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy uses specific wavelengths to alleviate the inflammation, redness, pimples and uneven skin tones caused by the condition.
Electrosurgery improves the appearance of Rhinophyma
We also recommend avoiding your known triggers and following a daily skin care routine involving cleansers or cloths that are gentle and non-abrasive. We also urge you to avoid sun exposure, or, if you must venture into the sun, we recommend using SPF 15+ sunscreen.