There is no permanent cure for Rosacea, but laser treatments can significantly reduce type one and two symptoms. For more severe type three and four symptoms you need to consult your doctor who may recommend medication, refer you to an ophthalmologist or suggest a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
Type 1: Erythematotelangiectatic (ETTR) – flushing, facial redness and broken facial veins.
Type 2: Papulo Pustula Rosacea (PPR) – cysts and pustules, that look similar to acne. It is often called ‘acne rosacea’ however it is a different condition.
Type 3: Rhinophyma – persistent facial swelling and thickening of the skin, especially on the nose and cheek.
Type 4: Ocular – stinging itchy eyes, dryness, sensitivity to light, eyelid inflammation.
Some symptoms like redness and flushing can be triggered by factors such as hot and spicy foods, alcohol, extreme temperature changes, exercise, stress and sun exposure and it best to try to avoid those that trigger your particular symptoms.