What is rosacea cream?
Rosacea cream is a range of different medicated creams and gels your doctor may prescribe for a mild to moderate condition. The cream or gel is applied to the affected area, as prescribed.
Why does rosacea cream help?
Rosacea cream helps to reduce the redness caused by rosacea by constricting the blood vessels. This also helps to soothe any discomfort like skin irritation.
Mirvaso works to reduce the redness of rosacea temporarily. This gel should be applied to the affected area once a day to help reduce the redness. Use a pea sized amount of gel and apply evenly on the face. Make sure you cover your chin, cheeks, forehead and nose. Do not let the gel get on your lips, inside your nose or on your eyes. Allow the gel to soak in and dry before you apply any facial make up.
Mirvaso gel contains brimonidine, which works to shrink the blood vessels and reduce any swelling or redness, but in some users, can make the redness worse. So you should start with a small amount in one area of the face first, to check you will not react.The effects last for a number of hours only, and the redness will return after that.
Soolantra should only be used if you have rosacea related spots/inflammatory lesions. This cream has anti-inflammatory ingredients which can help reduce rosacea acne-related symptoms. It clears or almost clears rosacea symptoms in up to 80% of people who have moderate to severe (serious) symptoms after 3 months of treatment. It is an active anti-inflammatory that contains ivermectin.
It may also be effective in removing skin mites (demodex) from the skin. This cream can be used when your rosacea comes back from time to time.
Metronidazole gel helps to control inflammation and infection in the skin with results usually noticeable within 4 weeks of use. This medication is effective in mild to moderate cases. Before applying the gel, you will want to wash your face and then apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub it in well. Rosacea does not respond quickly to medicine, so you will want to carry on using it for as long as your doctor recommends.
Dermalex is the most common non-prescription rosacea cream available that does not have any antibiotics or medications in it. It helps to relieve flare-ups of rosacea, along with helping to make the skin stronger and soothe inflammation. There are no steroids in this cream and it has been approved for long term use.
What is the best rosacea cream?
The rosacea cream you use will be based on the type of rosacea you have, how severe it is, and your own skin type. If you have not used rosacea cream before, or you are not sure which cream will best suit your particular needs, our doctors can help you find the right treatment.
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