Types of Rosacea on Face, Symptoms and Treatments

There are different types of Rosacea with different symptoms and rosacea treatments

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Ocular Rosacea

Ocular Rosacea affects the eyes which causes swelling of the eyelids, makes them dry and there is tearing and burning in the eyes. Ocular Rosacea could lead to loss of vision due to corneal damage if untreated. It is advised that you should not wear contact lenses with Ocular Rosacea especially if you have dry eyes. Eye drops can eases the discomfort from Ocular Rosacea and lessen eye dryness. For swollen eyelids, treat and cleansing with warm water and warm compress is suggested.

Although some Ocular Rosacea sufferers may respond to treatments of gel, ointments or antibiotics that you can apply to your eyelids, other Ocular Rosacea patients need to take antibiotic pill treatments. Others are advised to follow a maintenance plan to keep your eyes in comfort.

Phymatous Rosacea

Phymatous Rosacea results to the thickening of the skin usually and an enlargement of the nose from the excess tissue known as Rhinopyma. The use of retin-A may treat Phymatous Rosacea.

Surgical treatment procedures such as Laser treatment to removes the top layer of the skin without causing damage to the skin, Dermabrasion, a resurfacing technique with a tool to remove upper layers of the skin and Electrocautery which scrapes off excess thickened skin with the hot tip of an electrode are effective to resurface the skin.

Papulopustular Rosacea

Papulopustular Rosacea , also known as acne rosacea. Papulopustular Rosacea usually gives the facial skin redness with bumps and pimples like acne. There are many Papulopustular Rosacea treatment options with this type of acne Rosacea.

With combination of rosacea treatment gives better results. Topical creams and gels such as antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur lotions, and Glycolic Acid creams and peels with combination of oral antibiotic treatments are some of the effective treatments. But before trying to use such rosacea treatments, it is better to consult with your dermatologist to avoid skin allergies.

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea is the most common type of rosacea. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea gives facial redness, flushing and blushing, and spider like veins are visible as well. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea is what people usually think of when you mention Rosacea. The uses of lasers or red light rosacea treatment and electrocautery are advised as well as topical creams and antibiotics to treat and reduce redness and inflammation.

Rosacea sufferers should consult their physicians to effectively treat their Rosacea. It is not good to experiment as it can lead to severe skin irritation and can cause more damage to the skin. When undergoing laser and other surgical rosacea treatments, you should be supervised by the dermatologist while the procedure is being done to avoid over rosacea treatment.

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