Acne RosaceaSep 28
Rosacea is a very common red, acne-like benign skin condition that affects many people worldwide. Most people with rosacea are Caucasian and have fair skin. The main symptoms of rosacea include red or pink patches. Rosacea is currently not considered a curable condition. While it cannot be cured, it can usually be controlled with proper, regular treatments. Below are some common acne rosacea treatment methods:
• Antibiotic, topical treatments are very common and are applied once or twice a day until the rosacea subsides. Metronidazole a common antibiotic for acne rosacea works to reduce the redness and the severity of the cysts.
• In some cases, your doctor may prescribe oral medication, usually in the form of antibiotics. The antibiotics used are very similar to those used for other acne conditions: tetracycline, amoxicillin and doxycycline.
• A very common form of acne treatment, laser therapy, or more specifically laser pulse therapy, is now widely used as a common acne rosacea treatment.
• Photodynamic therapy is widely used as an alternate treatment for acne. It is now being used as an acne rosacea treatment and like laser therapy.
• Other treatment includes topical use of cleansers, exfoliates and scrubs to remove clogging particles from tiny pores.
• Avoid sun exposure, which adversely affects more than 80 percent of Rosacea sufferers. Minimize exposure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. When you do go out, use a UVA sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
• Drink plenty of cold liquids. You may also want to mist your face when you are outside in the heat.
• Your skin care routine should consist of mild cleansing products and your prescribed topical medication. Don’t add scrubs or glycolic acids which will only irritate sensitive skin.