It's been a long while since I've written about any new Rosacea treatments. About a year ago we attended a seminar where a dermatologist spoke in detail about Rosacea.
The doctor's assessment was that there are two distinct sets of symptoms of Rosacea and these symptoms should be treated differently.
- Blemishes, pimples and lumps and bumps that arise from the condition
A new cream called Soolantra is available for the treatment of blemishes and pimples. This is available only on prescription from your local doctor. It costs around $50 for a 50 gram tube which lasts a few months. For me it was the best money I've ever spent for this awful skin condition.You have to be vigilant and use Soolantra every day (for me at night). Initially I was one of those people who used it for a few days and said "hey this doesn't work!" and put it in the drawer - big mistake. After yet another breakout I started using the cream regularly. I don't really know how long it took, probably a few weeks, when I realised there were no lumps and bumps coming up.
This has been the most exciting discovery in the last 15 years for me, to have constantly clear skin. MISMO takes care of the ageing part.
Now you really should know the background and why Soolantra works as this has been an area of controversy for many years and probably still is.
The Demodex mite lives primarily on facial skin but research has shown those with Rosacea have 15 to 18 times greater numbers than regular skin types. Soolantra contains an active ingredient that kills those nasty little mites.This mite is common in animals too.
Your doctor should be able to advise how long to use the cream. I've only used 1 tube and stopped a couple of weeks ago with no breakouts at all. However this does not mean cure as there is no cure for Rosacea.
As I've mentioned before IPL was an excellent treatment for facial spider veins and also has eliminated the redness on my face.
Another interesting spinoff from Rosacea emerged recently for me. I have a couple of eyelashes on the lower lid that grow inwards to the eyeball. Yes can be a bit irritating but your local optometrist will remove them free of charge. Turns out this is a common problem for Rosacea sufferers!
Hope this helps those fellow sufferers so now all we have to deal with is those pesky lines and MISMO has those covered.