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While there is no cure for rosacea as it is a chronic, long-term skin condition, there are treatments that can keep it under control. The recommended treatment(s) is individualized for each patient as it depends on the symptoms, and may be a combination of medication, preventive measures, and if needed, laser and light treatments to reduce the visible signs of rosacea on the skin.
Listen to Dr. Baxt’s Podcast on Rosacea: Diagnosis, Treatment and Causes of Rosacea
What Is Rosacea, Who Contracts It, and What Are The Symptoms?
Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition that commonly causes reddened skin and pimples.
Anyone can contract rosacea, but it is more commonly seen in the following groups:
- Middle-aged and older adults.
- People with fair skin
- Darker skinned people can develop rosacea, but it may be underdiagnosed because initially dark skin can mask facial redness.
- Family history of rosacea
People 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-like breakouts)
- Thickening of facial areas most noticeable in the nose (which is one of more severe symptom in men.
- Sensitive, intolerant facial skin
What Medical Treatments Are Used To Treat Rosacea?
At BAXT CosMedical®, we commonly see patients who have been suffering for years and have seen other doctors without successful relief of their symptoms. Dr. Rebecca Baxt offers a full dermatology consultation to her rosacea patients. During the consultation, she listens carefully to the patients’ history, conducts a skin analysis, and asks a series of questions which will help her determine which treatments will best achieve optimal results in treating the signs of rosacea.
For some rosacea patients, Dr. Baxt may initially recommend a topical prescription that works as a vasoconstrictor to the blood vessels. These recommended topical prescriptions are:
- Mirvaso® (brimonidine): a selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that shrinks your blood vessels to help decrease redness of your face.
- Rhofade® (oxymetazoline HCI): a prescription cream used on the skin (topical) to treat ongoing facial redness due to rosacea in adults.
For some patients, early intervention can sometimes include something as simple as washing with cool water and mild cleansers and avoiding the sun. Cortisone Injections expertly injected can help relieve painful cysts.
Dr. Rebecca Baxt typically sees rosacea patients for follow-up after one month, and then every three months or so as the seasons change to make sure the rosacea stays in control. Patients with severe disease may need more frequent follow-up.
We look forward to meeting with you at your consultation and designing a program that works for you. Contact us online or call 201-265-1300.
In The News…Acne and Rosacea Briefs
Learn more about Skin and Ocular Rosacea, Read Dr. Baxt’s blog
Rosacea can affect the face, and sometimes the eyes and chest of adults and causes redness, flushing, and breakouts…
Read Dr. Baxt’s blog, Can Rosacea be Cured?
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.
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