Types of Rosacea:
Papulopustular rosacea can look similar to acne and responds to prescription creams and salicylic acid peels. Salicylic acid peels create a very superficial peel which means no downtime for you. Doxycycline is also used sometimes.
Another type of rosacea called Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) involves flushing, redness, and enlarged capillaries on the face. This form of rosacea does NOT respond well to topical or oral medications. Some of these symptoms can be partially controlled by limiting the following: sun exposure, caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol.
Treating with Laser:
To really improve redness and dilated capillaries on the face, a laser treatment with pulsed dye laser (PDL) is needed. This involves a series of treatments performed once per month that will progressively normalize your skin tone.
Please contact our office at 706-922-7706 if you would like an evaluation and discussion of treatment options.
This post is in no way intended to replace medical advice from a physician.