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Rosacea: Path to Effective Management

If you suspect that you have rosacea or have already been diagnosed with it, finding an effective treatment is essential for managing this condition. At Revival Dermatology, we understand the challenges associated with rosacea and offer a wide range of treatment options and will work with you to create a personalized plan to help you address its symptoms and triggers.

Comprehensive Rosacea Treatment at Revival Dermatology

As we understand the challenges posed by rosacea, Revival Dermatology offers a range of treatment options to help reduce or manage the various phenotypes of this condition. While there is no definitive cure for rosacea, therapies such as topical and oral treatments, along with advanced lasers and light devices, have shown efficacy in controlling its symptoms. It’s important to note that treatment must be personalized for each patient since what works for one individual may not be suitable for another. Often, a combination of therapies is required for optimal results.

Given the episodic nature of rosacea with flare-ups and remissions, our approach includes not only medical interventions but also lifestyle adjustments to identify and avoid personal triggers. Additionally, incorporating gentle daily skincare routines plays a crucial role in repairing and maintaining the skin barrier, promoting long-term skin health and rosacea management. By addressing rosacea comprehensively and holistically, we aim to provide our patients with effective solutions tailored to their unique needs, fostering improved skin quality and confidence.

Understanding Over-the-Counter Products

It’s not uncommon for individuals to attempt self-treating rosacea using over-the-counter acne products, which can inadvertently exacerbate the condition. Instead, we recommend starting with the following:

  • Gentle cleansers free from active ingredients such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid. It’s important to find suitable over-the-counter products that not only refrain from worsening rosacea but also help prevent and protect against triggers. 
  • Applying sunscreen every morning is vital, as UV light is a significant trigger for rosacea. Mineral sunscreens with a high percentage of zinc, like Pavise, and other over-the counter products available at our office, are highly recommended.
  • Certain Vitamin C products can be beneficial.

However, it’s crucial to consult one of our board-certified dermatologists to choose the right over-the-counter products before you begin managing your rosacea symptoms on your own.

Medical Treatment Options

If you’ve already tried over-the-counter products and are still struggling with rosacea symptoms, our board-certified dermatologists offer expert medical treatments to help manage the condition. These treatments include creams and pills designed to address redness and inflammation associated with rosacea. For example, upon examining you, we determine whether you need medications effective for reducing redness and/or ones that help manage inflammation. In some cases, daily intake of prescribed pills can also aid in managing rosacea effectively.

Aesthetic Treatments at Revival Dermatology

At Revival Dermatology, we offer aesthetic treatments specifically tailored to address rosacea. The Corrective BBL (Broadband Light) treatment, also known as BBL Hero (High Energy Rapid Output),(link to BBL Blog Page) is a powerful and fast photofacial treatment aimed at reducing redness and persistent visible blood vessels associated with rosacea. During each treatment session, visible light is pulsed into the skin, targeting the redness and vessels. As a result, most individuals experience reduced redness and fewer rosacea flares following a series of approximately three treatments, scheduled about a month apart.

How BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy Benefits Rosacea

  • Reduction of Redness
  • BBL therapy emits specific wavelengths of light that target hemoglobin, the pigment in red blood cells.
  • The targeted energy heats the blood vessels causing redness, leading to their contraction and reduction in appearance.
  • It significantly reduces the overall redness and flushing associated with rosacea.
  • Diminishment of Visible Blood Vessels
  • BBL targets and treats visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) commonly seen in rosacea.
  • The light energy from BBL is absorbed by the hemoglobin in these vessels, causing them to coagulate and eventually fade from view.
  • Stimulation of Collagen Production
  • BBL therapy stimulates the production of collagen, a crucial protein that provides structure and support to the skin.
  • By stimulating collagen production, BBL improves skin texture, thickness, and resilience, reducing the appearance of bumps and thickened skin associated with the condition.

At Revival Dermatology, we often recommend ongoing treatments of BBL therapy as part of a comprehensive approach to managing rosacea by targeting multiple aspects of the condition, including redness, inflammation, visible blood vessels, and skin texture. It is a non-invasive and well-tolerated treatment option that can provide significant improvements in the appearance and symptoms of rosacea, leading to clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Managing Rosacea Improves Quality of Life

We understand finding effective ways to manage rosacea is crucial for improving your quality of life. Whether it’s through over-the-counter products, medical treatments, or aesthetic procedures, our team at Revival Dermatology is here to provide proven, personalized solutions to help you effectively manage and reduce the symptoms of rosacea.

If you’d like to explore these treatment options or have any questions, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians. Together, we can create a tailored treatment plan to help you manage your rosacea effectively and restore confidence in your skin.

Revival Dermatology is a comprehensive dermatology practice, family owned by two board certified physicians delivering a patient-centered, fully transparent approach to practicing medicine. We offer superior medical, surgical, and cosmetic procedures and treatments in a family friendly boutique-style environment. Our customized approach ensures the most effective, personalized skin care for patients of all ages.

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