People who develop it - whose cause remains unknown - are left with endless treatments, designed to reduce the problems caused by rosacea. But is there a cure out there that would rid the body of this problem, once and for all?
The short answer: no. There is no cure for rosacea. Being that doctors and scientists aren't even sure what the origins are and how or why people have this condition, the idea of a cure is a bit far off at this time. (However, it's likely a cure will be developed in our lifetimes. More on this in another InfoBarrel article!)
In place of a cure, rosacea patients must do a number of things to keep the problems associated with rosacea under control. This typically means a few things done together, complimenting one another, creating an overall effective rosacea treatment plan for the individual.
1. Avoiding Rosacea Triggers
Learning how to avoid the triggers that lead to ones symptoms flaring up is a near mandatory part of life for rosacea persons. This means paying attention to things like the weather and what foods you are eating, and finding a relationship to this and when rosacea's effects are most promiment. Triggers are not universal - meaning, something that has a bad effect on one person with rosacea may be harmless for another person with the same skin condition. However, things like sunlight, wind, spicy foods, hot water, and stress tend to be a common theme for people with rosacea that act as triggers.
2. Finding Medicine That Works
Finding what treatments work best for a person takes time, trial and error, and last but not least, patience. Most doctors start off with standard acne treatments that tend to respond very well for persons with rosacea.
3. Laser Treatments
Laser treatments targeting the facial redness are usually very effective at treating rosacea. This is something usually not jumped right into; it's best to try more non-invasive methods first. For instance, many laser treatments will result in bruises on the patients face that last for 1 or 2 weeks. Obviously this is not a pleasant result. For this reason, many people test medications first before resorting to laser treatments.
Unfortunately there is no cure for rosacea. This means the the 3 aforementioned points above document the life long treatment dance people will go through in an effort to control their rosacea. While this is not a perfect solution, for most people, a combination of the 3 points above will do the job in keeping rosacea under their control.