From skin redness and broken capillaries to swollen bumps and pustules, there’s nothing fun about a rosacea flare-up. This irritating skin condition may be chronic, but there are still effective ways to manage it. At Plantation Dermatology, dermatologist Dr. Steven Barilla and our team of skincare specialists have helped countless patients with rosacea achieve more calm skin days.
Here are three ways to clear up your rosacea symptoms quickly.
1. Avoid Rosacea Triggers
Many patients track and avoid their rosacea triggers to prevent flare-ups in the first place. These commonly include:
- Alcoholic beverages, especially red wine.
- Smoking and tobacco products.
- Intense exercise.
- Strong emotions like anxiety, anger, or embarrassment.
- Extreme hot and cold temperatures or wind.
- Sun exposure.
- Certain medications.
- Harsh cosmetic or skincare products.
If you’re struggling with managing your rosacea, keep a calendar of flare-ups and note potential triggers. Then, our providers can factor your observations into your treatment plan.
2. Try Prescription Topical Medications for Rosacea
If you’re unable to manage your symptoms with over-the-counter products, our dermatologist can prescribe a prescription topical to calm your rosacea more quickly. An antibiotic cream like metronidazole can lower skin inflammation. Azelaic acid solutions also bring down inflammation and reduce rosacea pustules. Brimonidine or oxymetazoline topicals can constrict small blood vessels reducing flushing.
Patients with rosacea are at an increased risk of microscopic Demodex mites, which can increase irritation and redness. In this case, the anti-parasitic cream ivermectin is prescribed. Our dermatologist can prescribe the right medication for your symptoms after an examination.
3. Use Laser Therapy to Slow Rosacea Progression
Laser and light therapy can effectively treat persistent and progressive rosacea symptoms. Intense pulsed light is effective at reducing facial redness and broken capillaries. Pulsed dye laser treatments can address vascular abnormalities too. If you have skin thickening, you might benefit from ablative laser resurfacing. A dermatologist can determine if laser therapy is right for you.
Get Professional Rosacea Treatment in Plantation, Florida
Rosacea can be a tricky condition to manage, but the team at Plantation Dermatology can help. If you’re ready to calm your skin, call 954-577-5161 to book your rosacea treatment appointment in Plantation, Florida.