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Rosacea is a common skin condition with symptoms such as redness and flushing. Some patients have acne-like bumps and textural changes to their skin while others suffer from the appearance of small blood vessels. Most rosacea sufferers describe themselves as having very sensitive skin and have trouble finding skincare products that are non-irritating. 

While anyone can develop rosacea, it’s most common amongst people with Northern European roots and light skin. 

The onset of rosacea usually occurs in people's 30s, 40s and 50s, and affects women more frequently than men. However, male sufferers tend to experience more extreme symptoms.

Diet can be a key trigger for rosacea, and patients may find they needs to avoid one or more of the following foods:

  • Spicy foods

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Hot liquids 

  • Caffeine

  • Whey protein  

  • High glycemic foods

For even more detail, we recommend the National Rosacea Society website: https://www.rosacea.org/patients/rosacea-triggers/factors-that-may-trigger-rosacea-flare-ups

There is quite a bit that can be done to improve rosacea. Our dermatologists evaluate what is best for each patient’s skin and prescribe a customized prescription formula accordingly.

Here are the prescription compounds we may prescribe for this condition: (in no particular order) metronidazole, topical ivermectin, sulfur, fluocinolone acetonide prescription-strength niacinamide and azelaic acid.