While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be controlled. Today there are many therapies available to treat the various potential signs and symptoms of rosacea, from topical medications to laser therapy. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual condition. Below are before and after photos showing the possible outcomes of treatment.
As with any medical therapy, outcomes of rosacea treatment may vary from case to case. Please consult a dermatologist or other physician to determine the appropriate therapy for your individual case.
Rosacea patient with persistent redness, before and after treatment with topical brimonidine. (Photos courtesy of Galderma Laboratories.)
Bumps (papules) and Pimples (pustules)
Rosacea patient with papules and pustules, treated with topical metronidazole in a split-face study.
Visible Blood Vessels (telangiectasia)
Rosacea patient with persistent redness and visible blood vessels, before and after pulsed-dye laser treatment. (Photos by Thomas E. Rohrer, M.D., courtesy of Candela Laboratories.)
Rosacea patient with visible blood vessels, before and after treatment with a pulsed-dye laser. (Photos by Elizabeth Rostan, M.D., courtesy of Candela Laboratories.)