Redness and flushing can be effectively treated with lasers
Acne and inflammation are treated with antibiotics
Rosacea is a condition that is not 'curable', however the symptoms, such as acne and facial redness, are very effectively treated.
Treating Redness and Flushing with Lasers
Lasers can be extremely effective at treating the redness and flushing associated with Rosacea. Lasers such as the long duration pulsed-dye laser or the 532nm KTP Nd:YAG laser, can very effectively treat the facial telangiectasias and generalized redness.
Treating Acne Associated with Rosacea
Antibiotics are used to treat rosacea and the most common are in the tetracycline category and include doxycycline, tetracycline and minocycline. These antibiotics have anti-inflammatory affects so they suppress the inflammation associated with rosacea and they may also have an affect on the blood vessels that are causing a lot of the problems associated with rosacea. In addition, these antibiotics are also known to treat acne so they work very well on the acne component of rosacea.
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