Though the cause of rosacea is unknown, dermatologists are aware of several potential triggers that may lead to flares. These include things like hot or spicy food, alcoholic beverages, exposure to sun and/or wind, certain medications, cosmetics, and even exercise, among others. Light-skinned women who are over the age of 30 and who have a family history of rosacea are most likely to develop it.
Rosacea treatments can vary, but since the cause is unknown, the treatments focus on controlling the signs and symptoms. There are topical medications that can help to relieve the redness and irritation, and when the pus-filled bumps become problematic, antibiotics can be a tremendous help. Oral acne drugs may also be utilized. Aside from medications, Premier Dermatology also utilizes a variety of laser and light-based therapies that can drastically reduce the redness associated with rosacea.