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Rosacea generally cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Treatment goals are to control the condition and improve appearance. There are several ways to treat rosacea. Your doctor may recommend more than one treatment, depending on your condition. Most dermatologists believe that early treatment prevents rosacea from getting worse. Early treatment may prevent blood vessels from enlarging and rhinophyma (enlarged nose) from developing.

Treatment of rosacea involves the following:

References:

National Rosacea Society website. Available at: http://www.rosacea.org/index.php.

Last reviewed September 2012 by Purvee S. Shah, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.