Finacea is a topical gel treatment for rosacea.
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Finacea is a topical gel which kills the bacteria associated with acne rosacea - a condition characterised by a facial rash, spots, flushing and bloodshot eyes.
The gel contains azelaic acid which inhibits the growth of keratinocytes (cells found on the skin) and kills bacteria on the surface of the skin.
You may notice a difference after just 4 weeks of treatment. If no improvements is seen after a month of use, contact your doctor.
Neither the cause of rosacea nor the mechanism of this treatment are fully understood.
Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness and inflammation on various areas of the face, such as the cheeks and nose. The rash may cause irritation such as a stinging or burning sensation.
It can be difficult to determine what triggers rosacea to flare up in some people, as any number of factors could be to blame. Once a trigger is known, it can be avoided to prevent a flare up from happening in the future.
There are 4 main types of rosacea.
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea is characterised by flushing, redness of the skin and blood vessels becoming visible.
Papulopustular rosacea causes breakouts similar to acne. Skin often appears red and swollen.
Phymatous rosacea thickens the skin and causes it to have a bumpy texture.
Ocular rosacea affects the skin around the eyes. Eyelids appear swollen and may cause a sty-like lump. Eyes can also be red and irritated.
There is currently no cure for the condition, but there are a number of treatments which have been proven to reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea.
For the treatment of rosacea, Finacea should be applied to the affected area twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. For best results, use the treatment at the same time each day.
Before applying Finacea, thoroughly wash the area of application with warm water and a mild soap. Pat dry the area before applying the gel.
Apply a pea-sized amount of gel to the face and massage into the affected area. Avoid contact with your eyes.
If you get some gel in your eyes, rinse your eyes with water. If you experience prolonged irritation after rinsing the product out of your eyes, seek immediate medical attention.
All medications carry the risk of side effects. Educating yourself on the side effects associated with the medication you are taking is imperative to your safety during the course of your treatment.
Common side effects include:
Uncommon side effects include:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Finacea as it may not be suitable for you.
Finacea has no influence on driving or ability to use machinery.
Yes, you can use make-up while taking this topical treatment.
If you have rosacea, you may want to use cosmetic products which do not exacerbate your symptoms. Look for products intended for sensitive ski
For men, shaving can pose a significant threat to their rosacea, potentially worsening their symptoms.
It may be more suitable for men to use electric razors instead of normal razors to reduce the level of irritation on the skin.
You may also avoid shaving creams, lotions and aftershave products which may irritate your skin. Instead, use shaving products which are suitable for sensitive skin types and use a moisturiser or balm after shaving to soothe the skin.
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