Rosacea is a common chronic facial skin problem that many patients mistake for acne. It is more common in women than men, and more common in fairer skin types. Rosacea can show up as “spotty breakouts” on a background of facial redness and broken capillaries. Patients often complain of intermittent flushing and redness of their faces. This can be exacerbated by sun exposure, heat, spicy foods and alcohol.
TREATMENT & CARE FOR ROSACEA
There is a wide range of effective treatments available:
- Topical creams can be used in mild cases.
- Oral medicines such as antibiotics or vitamin A based treatments can be added in more severe cases.
- Vascular lasers can also be used to reduce redness and treat broken capillaries.
In addition to the medicines prescribed, it is also important to avoid aggravating factors and adopt strict sun protection measures in our sunny climate.