Rosacea - Patients ask Dr. Ringpfeil answers
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Treatments: topical and oral medication, PDL (VBeam), photodynamic therapy, CO2 laser
Most individuals with rosacea experience blushing or flushing over the central face with trigger factors such as sun exposure, drinking hot beverages or alcohol or eating spicy food. Persistent central facial redness is often present. The underlying enlarged vessels can very efficiently be treated by vascular lasers, greatly improving background redness as well as diminishing flushing with rosacea triggers.
Inflammatory rosacea presents with red papules or pustules and requires topical or oral anti-inflammatory agents, or when recalcitrant, photodynamic therapy. Men may develop an overgrowth of tissue on the nose in response to long-standing rosacea that can be corrected by CO2 laser ablation.
Ocular rosacea may be misdiagnosed if rosacea does not affect the skin. Oral anti-inflammatory antibiotics may be crucial to prevent possible destruction of eyesight.