Aiming for clearer skin and fewer flares
Aim for “clear” skin through management options and an adaptive lifestyle
Innovative treatment options are available and can target the underlying inflammation of rosacea. With continued management, reaching clearer skin is possible.
Your family physician or dermatologist will develop a personalized management plan with you that is tailored to suit your signs, symptoms and goals.
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- It is estimated that 1 in 20 adults worldwide has rosacea, however not all seek treatment.
To help you learn the best way to talk with your family physician or dermatologist about your rosacea, we’ve developed a discussion guide builder to help you document your rosacea journey.
Once you have answered tailored rosacea questions you can then print out a document to take with you to your next appointment which will help your dermatologist create a treatment plan that suits you best.
Prescription creams, gels, or lotions that are applied to the skin to treat the redness, spots and bumps of rosacea.
Prescription oral treatment is available for people who have severe rosacea, who don’t see results with topical therapy, or who find irritates their skin. If this is the case, oral therapy in the form of tablets or capsules can be used instead.
A combination of topical, oral and/or physical treatments may be needed for those with severe or multiple rosacea signs and symptoms, or those who have not seen results with a single treatment. You can discuss your options with your dermatologist.
Laser and light treatments are used to improve the appearance of visible rosacea blood vessels, skin redness, and skin thickening. Surgical procedures may be an option for extensive skin thickening.
How can I manage rosacea triggers?
Rosacea is different from person to person and can be triggered by a range of factors. Identifying rosacea triggers and the causes of your rosacea flares will help you avoid and/or proactively manage them.
It is important to learn how to manage your symptoms as rosacea is progressive, which means symptoms can worsen over time.
"Identify your triggers" factsheet
Keep a diary of your triggers
Everyone with rosacea has different triggers and may even see their triggers change over time. It can be helpful to keep a diary to note down when a flare occurs and what you had been doing, eating, or drinking beforehand. This will help you to identify and keep track of what different factors trigger your rosacea, so you can reduce your contact with them should you want to try this.
"Tips and tricks on how to manage your rosacea" factsheet
Living with rosacea
Rosacea cannot be cured; however, appropriate rosacea treatment and lifestyle adjustments can help alleviate rosacea symptoms and improve mental well-being.
Because of the way rosacea develops, if left untreated, it may worsen over time, so it is important to talk to a rosacea specialist as soon as possible to start your treatment journey.
There is now a range of modern treatment options and with a continued rosacea skin treatment, it is possible to achieve clear skin – even for those with severe symptoms. Together with your dermatologist, you should strive for no less.