Since rosacea results from a combination of one’s genetic make up, and facial veins caused by sun exposure, removing the veins with laser treatment can essentially ‘cure’ the signs and symptoms of rosacea. However, people with rosacea will still be susceptible to developing facial veins from sun exposure, thus sun protection in all forms is key.
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 pulse-duration pulsed-dye laser or the 532nm KTP Nd:YAG laser can very effectively remove/improve the facial veins and generalized redness that cause the symptoms of rosacea.
Treating Acne-like pimples of Rosacea
Both oral and topical antibiotics are used to treat the acne-like pimples that occur in popular rosacea. The tetracyclines are the most common antibiotics used to treat acne and acne-rosacea, and included doxycycline, minocycline and tetracycline. These antibiotics have anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial effects so they suppress the inflammation associated with rosacea. Topical antibiotics and other topical medications, some of which are commonly used to treat acne and some that are unique to treating pimples of rosacea, are also effective.