ROSACEA

OVERVIEW

TREATMENT

 

Laser treatment
Vascular lasers, the mainstay of rosacea therapy,
use wavelengths that allow selective absorption by oxyhemoglobin,
leading to vessel reduction and causing minimal scarring or damage to surrounding tissue.

Surgery
Permanent telangiectasia may be treated by electrosurgery or the 585-nm pulsed dye laser
Cosmetic improvement of rhinophyma may be produced by mechanical dermabrasion, carbon dioxide laser peel, and surgical shave techniques.

Deterrence
Before the initiation of therapy, the triggering factors that exacerbate the patient’s rosacea should be identified
and avoided if possible.