I’m a 26-year-old woman with rosacea that flares up maybe three times a year. It’s usually triggered by exposure to cold weather or occasionally when I eat spicy foods. My doctor prescribed MetroGel, which generally gets the problem under control in two to three weeks. I’ve read that photorejuvenation is sometimes used to treat rosacea. Is this something I should consider or should I stick with the topical medication for as long as it works?
You need to have a Dermatologist monitor and manage your rosacea which is a chronic condition. However, in a certain population of patients with lighter skin, IPL or photo rejuvenation does help reduce the appearance of the redness and control flare ups. My skincare center does offer that but we work in conjunction with your dermatologist to make sure you are being treated appropriately especially if your dermatologist does not offer IPL / phototherapy.