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Is There a Solution for Rosacea?

Is There a Solution for Rosacea?

Are you struggling with ongoing skin redness and wondering if there’s an effective treatment for rosacea? You’re not alone — at least 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with this condition. 

Many people face this chronic skin condition without realizing that effective management strategies can significantly improve their symptoms. 

Understanding rosacea and its treatments can help you feel more in control of your skin health, and that’s where our board-certified dermatologists at Manhattan Dermatology come in. 

At our two offices in New York City, we specialize in diagnosing and managing skin conditions, like rosacea, using the latest advancements in dermatological science to provide personalized care. 

If you're seeking answers and effective treatments for rosacea, keep reading to learn how you can achieve clearer, more comfortable skin. 

Understanding rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that typically affects the face, leading to redness, swelling, and sometimes acne-like bumps. The condition can affect anyone, but it’s most common in women over 40 who have fair skin. 

The exact cause of rosacea is still being researched, but scientists hypothesize the root cause has to do with issues that affect blood vessels, including:

Though there’s no cure for rosacea, getting the right treatment can help you manage your symptoms. 

Signs you have rosacea

The signs of rosacea can vary but often include:

Rosacea often has periodic flare-ups when symptoms become more pronounced. During these flare-ups, you might experience increased redness, swelling, and sometimes acne-like bumps. 

Reasons behind rosacea flares

Certain factors, referred to as triggers, can cause these flare-ups. Here’s a look at some of the most common triggers for rosacea flares: 

In addition, certain foods can also trigger rosacea flare-ups, but these vary from person to person. For example, for some people, strawberries or spinach can cause facial redness while others aren’t affected by these foods. 

Ways to manage rosacea at home

While you can’t control the weather, you can keep track of foods and other factors so you can avoid them. Other at-home management strategies include:

By taking these steps, you can help control your rosacea symptoms and reduce flare-ups.

How a dermatologist can help 

While there’s no cure for rosacea, many treatments can help control and reduce the signs and symptoms. At Manhattan Dermatology, we offer personalized rosacea treatment plans based on your specific symptoms and skin type, including:


For many of our patients, some medications effectively reduce redness, kill bacteria, or clear up severe lesions. These treatments may not always address dilated blood vessels completely, which is why we also offer advanced laser treatments.

Laser treatment

One of our most effective tools is the Vbeam® laser, a nonablative pulsed dye laser specifically designed to target vascular lesions without harming surrounding tissue. 

This precision allows us to reduce the appearance of spider veins and redness associated with rosacea, providing long-term results.

If you’re struggling with rosacea, don’t wait to schedule a consultation online or over the phone at either of our Manhattan offices in Murray Hill or Midtown East, New York City.

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