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Understanding Rosacea and Your Treatment Options at Apollo Dermatology

Welcome to Apollo Dermatology’s blog! Today, we’re focusing on a common skin condition that affects millions worldwide – rosacea.

This post aims to shed light on what rosacea is, its symptoms, and the various effective treatments available at our clinic, including topical metronidazole, ivermectin, niacinamide, and pulsed dye laser therapy.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that typically affects the face. It’s characterized by redness, visible blood vessels, and sometimes, small, red, pus-filled bumps. These symptoms can flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can affect anyone but is most common in middle-aged women and men with fair skin. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.

Symptoms of Rosacea

  • Facial redness
  • Swollen red bumps
  • Eye problems
  • Enlarged nose (more common in men)

Treatment Options at Apollo Dermatology

  1. Topical Metronidazole: This is an antibiotic cream or gel that offers both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. It’s applied directly to the skin and can help reduce redness and the number of pimples associated with rosacea.
  2. Topical Ivermectin: Ivermectin is another topical treatment that has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation and redness. It works by targeting the microscopic mites that may contribute to rosacea symptoms.
  3. Topical Niacinamide: Niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It can improve the skin barrier, reduce redness, and provide relief from the irritation and bumps caused by rosacea.
  4. Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL): For persistent redness and visible blood vessels, PDL therapy can be highly effective. This laser treatment targets and diminishes the visible blood vessels, reducing redness and improving skin appearance.

Managing Rosacea

Alongside these treatments, managing triggers like stress, spicy food, and certain skincare products is crucial. A tailored skincare routine and lifestyle changes can also make a significant difference in managing rosacea symptoms.


If you suspect you have rosacea or are struggling to manage your symptoms, our team at Apollo Dermatology is here to help. With a range of treatment options and personalized care plans, we’re committed to helping you achieve the best possible results for your skin. Schedule an appointment with us to explore the right treatment plan for your rosacea.

Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your journey to healthy, vibrant skin. We look forward to helping you achieve  your goals.

Warm regards,

The Apollo Dermatology Team

Schedule a consultation today or call us at 248-436-4888 to to make an appointment.

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult your dermatologist for any concerns about your skin health.

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