The type of rosacea treatment you end up getting often varies depending on…
a) how bad your rosacea is and
b) what your dermatologist recommends you do about it.
If you have this skin disorder, you’ll be familiar with the severe skin redness. You may even get acne too. It typically affects your face and is completely harmless…unless it reaches your eyes.
Rosacea usually starts in the cheek area and spreads out across your nose and towards your forehead. In severe cases, the redness may also affect your neck.
Treatment for rosacea generally comes in the form of topical medication, as it is the easiest to apply and is often found to be the most effective.
Since the cause of this condition varies from person to person, treatments for rosacea are always determined depending on the underlying causes. The most common causes for this condition include: sun exposure, wind, hot weather, and emotional stress. Rosacea has been found to be predominant in Caucasians, particularly those of European heritage, though it can also affect other ethnicities too.
Dermatologists are trained to some degree for treating rosacea. Mild cases are typically left untreated unless it starts to really bother you. Dermatologists are given a specific approach. Treatment typically involves the reduction of redness (or erythema) on the skin with creams coupled with a special diet.
Aside from topical treatment, you may also need to take antibiotics to reduce itching caused by bacteria. Perhaps the best treatment for rosacea is laser treatment…though it is a lot more expensive. And you may require several sessions before significant results are seen.
In severe cases, your Rosacea could cause your face to swell and become rather itchy. Here, you generally have 2 options:
1 – take more medication to treat the additional symptoms, or
2 – take a thorough and proactive approach to correctly identify the root cause of your rosacea.
For example, if after careful inspection you realize that certain foods trigger your rosacea symptoms, then all you need to do is avoid those foods. A food diary comes in very handy here.
Or perhaps you find out that after being in the sun that your rosacea flares up. All you have to do is either avoid too much sun exposure or wear extra protection (hats, sunscreen)…
…And see whether your rosacea clears up.
Option 2 is my favorite way for tackling this troubling skin condition, since it doesn’t cost much, and you don’t have to expose your body to harsh medications.
If you’re looking for a rosacea home treatment that’s natural and lasting, then I’d recommend having a look at the methods outlined in Banish Rosacea. It’s a practical guide for identifying and treating the root cause of your rosacea, before you opt for prescription medications and ointments.
Although new development is constantly being made to help speed up the treatment process, it is still best to stick to methods that have proven to work. And since rosacea is a chronic condition, modern treatments can be very expensive, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
As you can see, there are various ways to go about getting rosacea treatment. You could simply go straight to the dermatologist and have faith in their advice. Or you could take the time to educate yourself about this skin condition, so that you can clear it up as quickly and safely as possible. The choice is yours.