Rosacea Treatment

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects over 11 million Americans. It often starts with the symptoms of easy flushing and blushing. These episodes of flushing lead to the development of permanent red lines called telangiectasia. There are Rosacea patients who only have redness and other patients have pimples, and some have both.

Rosacea can affect the face, and sometimes the eyes and chest of adults and causes redness, flushing and breakouts. Board Certified Dermatologists Drs. Saida Baxt and Rebecca Baxt, see Rosacea in all skin types, but it is most common in fair skin.

What are the Common Signs of Rosacea?

Men and women affected with Rosacea typically exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Frequent redness of the face (flushing)
  • Broken facial capillaries (spider veins) in the face or eyes
  • Pimples, pustules and cysts (acne type of breakouts)
  • Thickening of facial areas most noticeable in the nose
  • Sensitive, intolerant facial skin

Drs. Saida Baxt and Rebecca Baxt advise patients that the causes of Rosacea are not fully understood and at this time there is no “cure” for Rosacea. Rosacea patients often have flare-ups due to weather changes such as sun, wind, and heat. They often get worse from particular foods such as red wine, alcohol, dairy, nuts, citrus, chocolate, cheese, spicy foods, and hot foods.

How Long Does Rosacea Last?

Unfortunately, Rosacea is usually a chronic disease (life-long condition) that tends to wax and wane. BAXT CosMedical® Dermatologists recommend ongoing customized treatments as prescribed to reduce the symptoms and achieve cosmetic improvements. (See below for effective Rosacea treatments)

How Is Rosacea Treated?

ADVANCED TREATMENTS FOR ROSACEA SYMPTOMS
Rosacea facial symptoms of redness and flushing can be effectively treated. BAXT CosMedical® offers advanced laser and pulsed light treatments to reduce the redness and flushing and give many patients relief from their symptoms as well as cosmetic improvements*.

BAXT CosMedical® dermatologists recommend the following technologies to treat the Rosacea symptoms of redness and flushing:

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*Actual patients. Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
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Photofacials/Intense Pulsed Light

Photofacial™ is a treatment program that dramatically reduces the signs of Rosacea. Dr. Saida Baxt is certified in this therapy, by the originator, Dr. Bitter. Photofacial™ is a treatment program that dramatically reduces the signs of sun damage, aging, and Rosacea, on the face and neck. Patients also see great results on the arms and chest*.

With Photofacial™ treatments, there is little to no down time like that associated with lasers and deep peels*. Using the Intense Pulsed Light system, we can dramatically improve the look of sun-damaged skin and patients with persistent redness and flushing of rosacea. Treatments take about half an hour, and the slight redness is usually gone by the time you are back in the car. Treatments are usually done every three weeks. After five treatments, many patients are so happy with their results that they elect to do more. Alternatively, some patients come in for maintenance therapy 1-2 times a year after they finish the treatment series. A topical numbing cream is used so the treatments have minimal or no discomfort*.

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*Actual patients. Results may vary and are not guaranteed.
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V Beam Perfecta (Pulsed Dye Laser)

V Beam Perfecta (Pulsed Dye Laser) is a mainstay of our laser surgery center for Rosacea treatments. It works great to remove or reduce blood vessels, rosacea and redness on the face, neck and chest*.

If I don't want to use laser treatments, what other treatment options are available?

BAXT CosMedical® dermatologists can treat Rosacea with creams and medications. For those who don’t want lasers or lights, we have great skin care products that can help reduce redness. Rosacea patients often have difficulty finding products that they can tolerate because their skin is very sensitive. Drs. Saida Baxt and Rebecca Baxt can advise you of skincare products and make-up that will minimize making your Rosacea symptoms worse.

BAXT CosMedical® offers a number of sensitive, mild cleansing and moisturizing products. For papular/pustular Rosacea we treat it with topical creams and gels and or oral antibiotics. We also have a redness relief cream that can help.

As previously mentioned, Rosacea can’t be cured but medications and treatments can help manage Rosacea outbreaks and symptoms*.

IN THE NEWS…ACNE AND ROSACEA BRIEFS

Acne and Rosacea Briefs feature the mother-daughter dermatologist team of Saida Baxt, M.D., F.A.A.D. and Rebecca Baxt, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.D., discussing the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) (Photofacial) treatment for the flushing, blushing, and telangiectatic components of rosacea. These components are sometimes less responsive to the standard treatments currently available for rosacea.

Read this issue of Acne and Rosacea Briefs.

*Results may vary for different patients and are not guaranteed.

 


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