Finally–A Breakthrough in Rosacea Treatment

Anyone struggling to manage rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, knows that treating red, flushed skin can be a difficult task. Not only are there a number of triggers that can cause a flare-up of symptoms, but many of the most common treatment options, including light therapy and oral and topical antibiotics, don’t offer a long-term solution and may come along with unwanted side effects. If facial redness, burning and itching are bothering you- the good news is that there is a new treatment for rosacea.

How To Get Rid of Facial Redness?

Thankfully, Rhofade™, a new breakthrough prescription rosacea treatment, can now offer dramatic relief from redness and other common symptoms with a simple once-daily application. Read on to learn more about what Rhofade™ is, how it works, and where you can get it.

Understanding Rosacea

Although rosacea typically produces very visible symptoms, which include red flushing of the skin and sometime small pustules or bumps, many people with rosacea do not realize that they have a diagnosable condition. Unfortunately, if left untreated, rosacea will continue to progress, which can lead to a variety of psychosocial and psychological concerns as the erythema (redness) worsens (Dermatology Times). Because of this, it is extremely important that you consult your dermatologist if you experience frequent flushing of the skin, even if it tends to show up after exercising or drinking a glass of wine, which are common triggers. Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step in controlling and minimizing your redness.

Rhofade™: A Groundbreaking Treatment for Rosacea

The good news is that, once diagnosed, you can now talk to your dermatologist about a groundbreaking treatment option for rosacea. Although there is still no cure for this condition, new prescription Rhofade™ offers an innovative topical mechanism to help calm erythema by targeting the source of redness and flushing, without the use of antibiotics. Back in 2007, the technology behind Rhofade™ was discovered by 2 dermatologists and extensively tested over the course of the next five years. The original report, published in the Archives of Dermatology, explained that this treatment works by using what is known as an alpha-1 inhibitor to constrict blood vessels and therefore significantly reduce redness and facial flushing. Since May of 2017, Rhofade™ (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) has been available as a prescription topical cream that only needs to be applied once each day to help reduce your symptoms for up to 12 hours. In clinical trials for Rhofade™, men and women with varying degrees of rosacea symptoms experienced a 2-grade improvement in their erythema when using this revolutionary new treatment cream.

Where Can I Get Rhofade™?

Since Rhofade™ is only available as a prescription, you’ll need to talk to your dermatologist about whether or not this may be the right treatment option for you. Nearly all adult men and women struggling to manage the redness, flushing, and other symptoms associated with rosacea may be able to benefit from trying Rhofade™. If you don’t already have a dermatologist, you can find an STS-approved physician in your area who can diagnose and treat your rosacea.  Learning your Baumann Skin Type is the first step to diagnosing rosacea.  Once rosacea is diagnosed by your doctor, the correct skincare regimen can help you regain your self-confidence and get the clear, comfortable skin you’ve been hoping for. To learn more about new prescription Rhofade™ and how it may be able to help you, visit You can also view my recent blog posts for more tips about managing rosacea symptoms, especially in warm summer weather.


Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D. and her team at Baumann Cosmetic Dermatology believe in proof, not promises. World-recognized for both cosmetic and general dermatology, our treatment strategies rely exclusively on evidence-based, scientifically verified products and procedures that promote skin health and a natural appearance. We combine effective medical procedures with individualized instruction on proper skincare, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle in order to maximize the health of the skin and body as a whole while minimizing the effects of aging. For more, visit Dr. Baumann’s blog for daily updates Monday through Friday, or inquire about an appointment through

June 23, 2017 News, Rosacea