Roscea is there anything I can do for it?

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  1. drjosie wrote on :

    Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by a tendency to flush easily (Usually this facial flushing is in response to certain triggers like alcohol, caffeine, cold air, exercise or spicy food.), tiny broken blood vessels and a rash with or without acne. Treatments are dependent on how many of these issues are present. There is no cure for Rosacea, but there are several treatments and products that help to control the disease.
    In my office I generally recommend a series of Broadband Light (BBL) treatments (also know as photofacials) along with home skincare products that help to decrease inflammation. For example, Redness Relief CalmPlex by SkinMedica, the CRx line by Obagi, and the Antirougeur’s line by Eau Thermale Avene. I then recommend that my patient’s remain proactive and have monthly chemical exfoliation treatments using Glytone Enerpeel MA line.
    These treatments seem to improve the redness, the acne and improve overall skin health.

  2. Cynthia Bailey MD wrote on :

    Yes, and it partly depends on the type of rosacea you have. A quick summary of the basics of care: figure out your trigger factors and avoid them as much as possible. There is a lot of info online about rosacea trigger factors. Second is to find a skin care routine that helps instead of hurts your rosacea. I always use Calming Zinc soap and/or Tolariane Cleanser, Green Tea Antioxidant Therapy/Replenix and a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen. Additional skin care treatments would depend on confounding factors like facial seborrhea (common with rosacea) or pustular rosacea. In my practice we use IPL for rosacea and have excellent results. It’s tricky though and needs to be done with care by someone very experienced with rosacea prone skin. My blog has a lot of info on rosacea. I see, and care for, many patients with rosacea, and I get to experience it first hand on my own face – oh joy! Sadly, there is no cure so it’s an issue of learning to control it instead of it controlling you.

    • jaxx wrote on :

      I thank you very much. I will certainly go to your blog to get more info and insite

  3. Jessica Krant, M.D. (Derm) wrote on :

    True rosacea is a complex entity that has several different manifestations. Redness and flushing is one, pimples and pustules is another, and a third form causes inflammation and lumpiness that over many decades leads to a swollen nose called rhinophyma. The best thing to do is to go see a dermatologist to be evaluated and given prescription topical or oral medications best suited to your true subtype. There are certain prescription vitamins that can also potentially reduce redness and flushing, and prescription creams that can help with rosacea-style outbreaks and reduce redness over time.

    • jaxx wrote on :

      thank you so much. I am 76 and don’t expect any kind of perfection but it would be nice.

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