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There are several symptoms associated with rosacea, each of which can be addressed individually. If you think you have rosacea, speak with a dermatologist and discuss the best treatment options (in some cases, a combination may be required) for your skin. Treatments do not produce permanent results; however continued therapy may gradually slow the resurgence of rosacea.

Recommended Treatments For Rosacea
Name Description Cost
IPL laser (photofacial) Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy treats redness and pimples—symptoms of rosacea. It can also reduce severe flushing. It is not ideal for broken blood vessels. Improvements take one to...more Symptoms of rosacea, like redness and small pimples, take four to six IPL sessions to treat....more
Isolaz Rosacea that’s marked by pimples, bumps, and redness can oftentimes be mistaken for acne. Isolaz combines intense pulsed light therapy with a suction component to treat the bumps, pimples,...more Isolaz costs approximately $300 to $500 per treatment.
Pulsed dye laser Pulsed dye lasers are a good non-ablative treatment for rosacea patients with prominent, swollen blood vessels. Pulsed dye lasers reduce flushing, prominent blood vessels, and persistent...more Pulsed dye laser treatments cost $300 to $1,500 per treatment.
KTP lasers The KTP (potassium titanyl phosphate) laser is a good treatment for rosacea marked by prominent blood vessels. The short wavelength (532 nm) makes the KTP ideal for targeting surface level...more KTP laser treatment costs approximately $400 to $800.
Neodymium (Nd:YAG) laser hair removal Nd:YAG lasers are an effective treatment for skin inflamed by rosacea. It should not be used when nodules and pimples are present. The Nd:YAG laser heats small inflamed, red blood vessels,...more Treatment costs $350 to $400 apiece.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Microdermabrasion Microdermabrasion, which stimulates collagen production, irritates the skin of rosacea sufferers, making it a poor choice for treating rosacea.
Ablative laser skin resurfacing Ablative lasers are too powerful to use on the delicate skin of rosacea patients. The CO2 laser is especially risky and should not be used. CO2 lasers can cause further damage to affected blood vessels.
Chemical peels Chemical peels cannot be used to treat rosacea. These skin exfoliants aggravate the skin, increasing burning and redness.

Treatment options: Dermatological lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies can reduce the redness and varicose veins caused by rosacea. Touch-ups may be required over time.