There are several ways to reduce the skin redness caused by rosacea:
- Avoiding triggers: Triggers such as sun exposure, wind, high temperatures, stress, spicy foods, and alcohol, can worsen the symptoms of rosacea. Avoiding these triggers can help to reduce redness and other symptoms of rosacea.
- Sun protection: Using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days, and wearing protective clothing and hats can help to protect the skin from further sun damage, which can worsen redness.
- Topical creams and gels: Topical creams and gels, such as metronidazole, azelaic acid, and ivermectin, can help to reduce inflammation, redness, and other symptoms of rosacea.
- Oral medications: Oral medications such as tetracyclines and macrolides, such as doxycycline, minocycline, and azithromycin, can be effective in reducing the inflammatory symptoms of rosacea.
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT): This procedure involves applying a light-sensitive cream to the skin and then exposing it to a special light. The light activates the cream, which destroys the abnormal cells.
- Laser therapy: laser therapy, such as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, laser genesis, and pulsed dye laser, can help to reduce redness and improve the appearance of the skin.
It's important to work with a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist, to determine the best treatment option for you and to monitor the progress of the treatment.
It's also important to note that rosacea is a chronic condition, and treatment may need to be continued for an extended period, even when symptoms are not present, to prevent relapses.
Last updated : 1/27/2023