Allowed to progress, rosacea
be more difficult to treat.
(Photo used with permission of the
American Academy of Dermatology National Library of Dermatologic
Allowed to progress, rosacea can be
more difficult to treat. By the time the woman shown in the
photograph on the left saw a dermatologist, her rosacea had been
progressing for 11 years. In the beginning, her only sign of
rosacea was flushing, which happened when she drank a hot
beverage or experienced a temperature change.
How Dermatologists Treat Rosacea
To treat rosacea, a dermatologist first identifies the subtype
or subtypes of rosacea that are present on the patientís skin.
This diagnosis is crucial because each subtype has its own
unique signs and symptoms, which often require different
therapies. The following links provide information about the
different treatments used for each rosacea subtype:
Redness, Flushing, and Visible
Subtype: Erythematotelangiectatic type rosacea
Bumps and Pus-filled Lesions
Subtype: Papulopustular rosacea
Subtype: Phymatous rosacea
Subtype: Ocular rosacea