The wide range of rosacea treatments have often resulted in little improvement and may even cause a worsening of rosacea symptoms. Many dermatologists are baffled by rosacea and the treatment of rosacea. Others call rosacea an enigma, while some say rosacea is one of the least understood skin disorders.
Antibiotics, steroids and lasers have been a mainstay of treatment for many years. Many prescribed rosacea treatments such as steroids, retinoids, and Accutane™ do not work and, in fact, some of these treatments may cause additional damage to the skin. Oral and topical antibiotic treatments for acne rosacea can work for up to several months before the bacteria become immune to the antibiotic, causing the antibiotic to lose its effectiveness.
It is important to treat rosacea in as many ways as possible: those who modify their lifestyles, eating habits and reduce their level of stress often experience a much greater degree of rosacea clearing. While you try to treat the symptoms of rosacea that are most visible and distressing, you should also try to treat the rosacea cause! If we find and treat the cause of rosacea, then maybe all the symptoms of rosacea need not occur!