When it comes to rosacea treatment, it is not one size fits all!

Depending on your unique case and the severity of your rosacea (Vascular, Papulopustular, Ocular, or Rhinophyma), your skin care physician’s recommended treatment will vary.

Top Treatment for Vascular Rosacea

One of the most common traits of rosacea is flushing or redness of the skin. This stage of rosacea is known as vascular rosacea, and like any stage of rosacea can be triggered by

For vascular rosacea, common treatments are:

Top treatment for Pustular rosacea

In this stage of rosacea,  patients experience pus-filled bumps on the skin that resemble little blisters, or acne. At this stage, it is common for your face to feel warm to touch and itchy.

Common treatments for pustular rosacea are

Top Treatments for Ocular Rosacea

When rosacea reaches the eyes (ocular rosacea), skin care physician Dr. Shehla Ebrahim recommends making an appointment with an ophthalmologist . Signs that your rosacea has made it to this stage are if your eyes are dry, itchy, red and burning.

Top Treatments for Rhinophyma Rosacea

In severe cases of rosacea, a patient may end up with stage 4 rosacea also known as Rhinophyma Rosacea. During this stage, patients may experience bulging and deformation of the nose. The nose may also be red, itchy, and warm to the touch. 

The most common treatment for Rhinophyma Rosacea is laser resurfacing. During this procedure, your skin care physician will use laser technology to remove a thin layer of the epidermis (your skin’s top layer), while gently treating the skin beneath it. Similar to IPL, the heat and light from the laser work to jumpstart your skin’s natural healing process by attracting collagen production to the treated areas.


Depending on the stage and severity of your rosacea, there is a treatment available for you! 

Skincare physician Dr. Shehla Ebrahim recommends that you seek treatment upon noticing your first symptoms of rosacea. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the longer it’ll take to get your rosacea under control.

If you are experiencing any signs of rosacea, and are seeking a diagnosis, we invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Shehla Ebrhaim HERE. If you are in the Vancouver area, you can also call 236-878-7002 for an in-person consultation.

Finally, if you are interested in learning more about Rosacea, we invited you to listen to this where Spice Podcast interviewed Dr. Shehla Ebrahim on all things rosacea!