Rosacea is treated with the help of a dermatologist. The effectiveness of rosacea treatment is affected not only by medicines but, above all, by careful skin care and a person’s lifestyle.
Treatment of rosacea is a whole complex of measures, which includes non-medicamentous, medicamentous and surgical methods of therapy. So, the red spots on the face that form the vascular plexuses, most often, are eliminated with the help of laser cosmetology – especially if the patient is a woman. Red spots on the face, caused by local blood rush and increased temperature, can be eliminated with diet and appropriate cosmetic care. Preventing the progression of rosacea symptoms is important.
The therapeutic effect of some drugs is aimed at reduction of inflammatory phenomena, others – to correct various somatic disorders from the digestive tract, central nervous system, vascular reactions. The main treatment involves the elimination of predisposing and provoking factors, compliance with diet, photoprotection.
Classical general therapy of rosacea includes antibiotics, metronidazole and external therapy. In the period of acute exacerbation, antihistamines are added. However, till now the basic therapy of rosacea is antibiotics, while tetracyclines remain the most effective antibacterial drugs in the therapy of this dermatosis. Treatment with tetracyclines, as a rule, lasts up to 12 weeks, which undoubtedly leads to the formation of side effects, such as the development of candidiasis, skin and teeth pigmentation disorders. Currently, antibiotics from the macrolide group are used.