Off Label Treatments

Off-label usage of prescription treatments for rosacea is allowed by the FDA as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you. So what sorts of prescription treatments approved for other conditions might work for rosacea? Here are a few articles to get you started.

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Novoxel’s Tixel breaks the skin, botox breaks the flushing

Here is a new (ok novel if you have to use that term) treatment for the most difficult to treat redness and flushing of rosacea. Researchers used a thermomechanical device to break holes into the surface of the skin, and topical botox to treat the most severe redness and flusing of rosacea. How does it work […]

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Rhofade for bags under your eyes

It is true that there may be significant benefits available to rosacea sufferers from using prescription products off-label. Some well know off-label treatments for rosacea include accutane, macrolides, oral ivermectin and beta-blockers. But how about using something like Rhofade for essentially a cosmetic condition though? Is this something safe and worthwhile? Well Dr. Allenby for […]

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Soolantra for Ocular Rosacea

  This just published article is describing some clinical work has been concluded that proposes using topical Ivermectin (Soolantra) to treat ocular rosacea. Soolantra so far has only been approved as a treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea. Soolantra is thought to be effective against rosacea because of its anti-demodex and anti-inflammatory properties. […]

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Soolantra works for a red face too

Some recent research into the effectiveness of Soolantra has found that in addition to being proven (again) as a treatment for the papules and pustules of rosacea, it is also showing to be effective for the redness of rosacea. Soolantra (1% Ivermectin cream) is a recently approved topical treatment, officially for the papules and pustules […]

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More reports on Botox for redness and flushing

A 2015 paper details 2 patients with severe flushing and redness being treated with injections of Botox. The first patient had suffered 2 years of flushing and erythema triggered by heat, sun exposure, stress, spicy food and cosmetics. The second patient had suffered from 3 years of redness and flushing. Both had tried a series of […]

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