Rosacea cannot be cured but treatment from a GP can help control the symptoms. It can get worse if it’s not treated.
Rosacea is no doubt a cause of persistent facial redness. However, there are other more common causes including acne, eczema and allergic dermatitis. Each condition has its own characteristics, and it is beyond the scope of this article to explain each condition. In a nutshell, if you notice that you have persistent facial redness that seems to worsen with exposure to sunlight, heat, stress, alcohol, spicy food and yes, even mask wearing, you may have rosacea. Although rosacea is unfortunately a condition that cannot be cured per se, it can certainly be controlled.
Soolantra (topical ivermectin) cream, has been used since 2014 for the treatment of rosacea. In large scale clinical studies, patients have seen a reduction of the bumps and blemishes of rosacea in just two weeks. Medical grade lasers and light therapies such as Yellow Laser, BroadBand light or long pulse laser have all been used to some degree of success in the management of rosacea. There is no one-size-fits-all management approach for rosacea. Everyone’s rosacea is different, and modalities used are tailored to the individual.
Speak to our doctors regarding your rosacea and together, we can customize a treatment plan to suit your needs. You can contact us at +65 68368386 for book enquiries or if you have further questions. Healthsprings Laser and Aesthetic Clinic (Orchard) is at 541 Orchard Road, #11-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881.