What are Demodex mites? Do they trigger rosacea?
Demodex are common mites that live on the face. Rosacea or not—everyone has them. But in people with rosacea, researchers believe these mites might stir up trouble.
How is Soolantra Cream different than what I’ve tried before?
Soolantra Cream fights bumps and blemishes with a powerful medication, formulated with a gentle moisturizing cream. The active ingredient in Soolantra Cream is ivermectin, which is reported to have anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties; however, the exact mechanism of action of Soolantra Cream in the treatment of rosacea is unknown.
Will my rosacea ever go away? And could it actually get worse?
Unfortunately, rosacea is a chronic condition. That means, for most people, the symptoms will come and go during your lifetime. Rosacea can get worse over time, so it’s important to treat it.
What kind of skin care products and makeup should I be using?
What’s more important is what you shouldn’t be using. Read product labels and if you see ingredients such as alcohol, witch hazel, menthol, or peppermint, don’t put it on your face! Wash your skin gently with a non-soap cleanser and use your fingers, not a sponge or washcloth. Blot—don’t rub—your skin dry with a soft towel. Mineral-based makeup and oil-free foundation or concealer are good choices.
How often should I apply Soolantra Cream?
Use Soolantra Cream once a day or as directed by your doctor.
Does Soolantra Cream have side effects?
In clinical trials with Soolantra Cream, the most common adverse reactions (incidence of ≤1%) included skin burning sensation and skin irritation. Tell your doctor if you feel you are experiencing a bothersome side effect while using Soolantra Cream.
Are there different types of rosacea? Are the treatments different?
There are 4 basic types of rosacea, although they share some of the same symptoms: facial redness, bumps and blemishes, skin thickening, and ocular (eye) rosacea. Your doctor or dermatologist can determine the type of rosacea you have, and can discuss the best treatment option that will help manage your symptoms. Soolantra Cream is a topical treatment for only the bumps and blemishes of rosacea.