Treatment options for acne rosacea include nonpharmacologic therapy, avoidance of known triggers, and use of topical medications, oral medicines and laser therapy, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. The choice or combination of these options depends on the specific subtype of rosacea that affects the patient.
Acne rosacea is a common chronic dermatosis categorized into four subtypes based on the signs and symptoms experienced by the patient, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. The first subtype is erythematotelangiectatic rosacea characterized by facial redness, flushing and visible blood vessels. Second is papulopustular rosacea, with symptoms that include acne-like breakouts, spider veins and raised patches of skin. Third is phymatous rosacea, which exhibits thickening skin with a bumpy texture. The fourth is ocular rosacea, which affects the eyes.