Which Rosacea Treatments are there?
Mirvaso is a gel developed to treat rosacea. It works by narrowing the blood vessels and significantly reduces symptoms associated with the skin condition. The gel is easy to use and can be applied daily. Superdrug Online Doctor provides a convenient prescription service, allowing you to order your rosacea cream online.
Soolantra 1% (ivermectin) cream is another medical treatment, used for acne rosacea. It works for around 75% of people who try it and completely clears symptoms in 40% of people. It reduces redness, bumps, and pimples, and also kills small skin mites called demodex, which can cause rosacea flare ups.
Certain antibiotics, such as erythromycin and tetracycline, can be used to treat rosacea. They are usually recommended in very severe cases and they have to be taken for several weeks to take effect. Antibiotics cannot be taken on a permanent basis and they are not suitable for patients with liver problems.
Metronidazole and Azelaic acid
Metronidazole gel and azelaic acid are topical rosacea treatments which are applied to the skin. Both treatments fight inflammation and are used to reduce the occurrence of spots and pimples rather than stopping the blood vessel widening which causes rosacea.
Isotretinoin is an acne medication, which is sometimes prescribed for rosacea. It can have significant side effects and is only recommended for patients with severe skin conditions.
Rosacea can be treated with vascular laser or intense pulsed light treatment. Both procedures need to be carried out by a dermatologist and may require several sessions. They can be very effective in shrinking the blood vessels and reducing flushing and redness, but they tend to be expensive.
One of the symptoms of rosacea is thickened skin. In most cases, this symptom mainly affects the patient’s nose, affecting their appearance. Surgical procedures can be used to reconstruct damaged tissue or remodel the nose in severe cases.
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