Are you suffering from red, irritated skin and inflamed, swollen bumps of rosacea? This chronic skin condition affects over 16 million Americans and as many as 415 million worldwide. Not to mention, many of those who have rosacea often report experiencing lower confidence and self-esteem levels due to its troublesome symptoms.
Fortunately, our dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology have helped our patients restore their skin and regain their confidence through effective rosacea treatment! Learn more about how we treat rosacea at our clinic below.
Top Rosacea Treatments at the Center for Surgical Dermatology
At this time, there is no known cure for rosacea, but our dermatologists have helped many patients reduce the frequency and severity of rosacea flare-ups through medications and lifestyle changes.
We take an individualized approach to each patient and might recommend topical medications, oral medications, laser treatments, or lifestyle modifications to better manage and treat rosacea. Learn more about each treatment method below.
Topical Medications for Rosacea
Topicals are one of the most common ways we help our patients treat and manage their rosacea. They are applied directly to the skin and may come in a cream, liquid, gel, or lotion form. Topical medications for rosacea might include one of the 4 ingredients classes below:
- Azelaic acid
Topical medications for rosacea may be used on a long-term basis by patients to keep this common skin condition under control.
At the Center for Surgical Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists typically recommend topical medication as first-line treatment for rosacea. However, when that doesn’t achieve optimal results, oral medications might be needed.
Oral medications for rosacea typically include either oral antibiotics or oral acne medication.
Our dermatologists also use laser treatments to reduce rosacea symptoms. More specifically, lasers can help reduce redness, shrink superficial blood vessels, and improve the appearance of inflamed skin due to rosacea.
Like other rosacea treatments, laser treatments do not cure rosacea and regular follow-up sessions are needed for maintenance of rosacea symptoms.
In addition to using one of the rosacea treatment methods above, your dermatologist may recommend lifestyle changes to support your treatment. This might include things like:
- Regularly wearing sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.
- Take care of your skin with a gentle daily skincare routine.
- Implement stress management techniques to keep stress and cortisol levels low.
- Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures.
- Avoid showering or bathing in extremely hot water.
- Uncover what specific foods trigger your rosacea flare-ups.
- Bundle up in windy, cold weather to protect your skin. (This is a top tip mentioned in our guide on how to reduce rosacea flare-ups in the winter!)
- Avoid excessively spicy foods.
- Be mindful of harsh or scented skincare products.
- Avoid alcohol, which is a common rosacea trigger.
Find an Effective Rosacea Treatment at the Center for Surgical Dermatology in Westerville and Gahanna, OH
Our board-certified dermatologists are experts in diagnosing and treating rosacea! We’ve helped countless patients better manage their rosacea symptoms and get back to living a more comfortable, enjoyable life.
If you’re ready to find an effective rosacea treatment plan, get in touch with our clinic in either Westerville or Gahanna today. Request an appointment online or schedule one by calling 614.847.4100.