Soolantra Cream

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by facial redness, bumps, and blemishes, as well as thickened skin

Soolantra cream is a prescription-only topical treatment for rosacea, designed to treat pimples, spots and blemishes.

It’s active ingredient, Ivermectin, is both anti-inflammatory and kills parasites like demodex mites – a factor which has been linked to inflammation and rosacea.

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What are the differences between rosacea and acne?

Despite the difficulty in differentiating between papulopustular rosacea and acne, there are certain characteristics that can be used to distinguish the two conditions.

Rosacea is characterised by redness on the central part of the face, symptoms becoming worse when exposed to triggers, and flesh-colored white heads.

Patients with acne tend to be younger in age, and the redness is generally present across the entire face.

How do you use Soolantra?

Soolantra should only be applied to the face, and should not be used on the eyes or mouth. A standard dosage is one application each day for up to four months.

Instructions are as follows:

  • To treat the affected areas, apply a small amount of ivermectin cream
  • Apply the cream in a thin layer over the face, being careful to avoid the eyelids and lips
  • Wash hands after application
  • Allow to dry before applying any other cream or makeup

Soolantra and other prescription rosacea medications should be applied in the morning or at night, but try to maintain a fairly consistent schedule.

It should be noted that Soolantra cream is a topical treatment and not intended for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Soolantra rosacea treatment

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterised by facial redness, bumps, and blemishes, as well as thickened skin

Soolantra cream is a prescription-only topical treatment for rosacea, designed to treat pimples, spots and blemishes. It is manufactured by Galderma. It's active ingredient, ivermectin, is both anti-inflammatory and kills parasites like demodex mites - a factor which has been linked to inflammation and rosacea.

In around four weeks, it has been shown to significantly reduce blemishes when applied once daily.

Soolantra for Acne

Even though the medication is currently approved only for the treatment of rosacea, some evidence indicates that it could also be used to treat acne.

The results of a small study investigating the use of ivermectin for acne treatment have been encouraging. Topical application of ivermectin over a period of 8 to 10 weeks produced very effective results among treatment groups. However, further studies must be conducted before it can be considered a viable and proven treatment for acne.

How long does Soolantra cream take to work?

After approximately four weeks of treatment, most people find that their skin has improved. It is possible to notice a significant improvement in your condition before this time, but the full effect will not be noticeable for at least four weeks.

In general, patients continue to experience improvement in their symptoms throughout the first year of treatment; therefore, it is wise to continue treatment even if your symptoms improve rapidly.

Rozex vs Soolantra

There is a difference between Rozex and Soolantra in their modes of action, but both creams can be used to treat rosacea when applied to the affected areas.

The active ingredient in Soolantra is ivermectin, an antiparasitic agent. In contrast, Rozex cream contains a powerful antibiotic, metronidazole.

In treating papulopustular rosacea, Soolantra is more effective. The condition is characterized by bumps and spots. Soolantra has been shown to reduce the number of blemishes and side effects associated with a 16-week treatment programme when compared with Rozex.

In contrast, customers have indicated that Rozex cream is more effective in treating redness of the skin, a symptom of rosacea.

Finacea vs Soolantra

Among the topical creams available to treat rosacea, finacea is another option. There is a significant difference between Finacea gel and Soolantra cream based on their active ingredients. Soolantra contains 1% ivermectin, whereas Finacea contains azelaic acid as its active ingredient.

Azelaic acid is thought to work by inhibiting the generation and growth of skin cells where it is applied. Further, it can also reduce the amount of harmful bacteria on the face that can worsen the symptoms of rosacea.

Finally, the acid may help reduce the build-up of oils in the sebaceous glands. This reduces the redness, irritation, and inflammation associated with Rosacea.

Soolantra side effects

Soolantra can cause side effects, just like many other topical medicines. However, not everyone will be affected by them. A burning sensation is the most common side effect of using Soolantra cream. Additionally, skin irritations, itchiness, and dryness are less frequent side effects.

Since it is used to treat the same symptoms that are typically associated with redness and inflammation, this cream should not cause any of these side effects. If you experience increased redness or inflammation of the skin after using this product, or any other unexpected side effect, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Soolantra and Alcohol

There is no apparent correlation between Soolantra cream and alcohol consumption. It is possible, however, for some people to experience worsening rosacea if they consume alcohol frequently. It might assist your recovery if you moderate the amount of alcohol you consume while using Soolantra cream, although more research is necessary to determine the reasons for this.

Soolantra Reviews

In general, there have been positive reviews regarding Soolantra cream. The cream typically improves the symptoms of rosacea, such as redness and swelling, within a few weeks after starting treatment.

It might take some people weeks or even months to see results, while others might see results fairly quickly. It is often the case that people experience worsening skin before they notice improvement. In any case, you will start to feel the condition improve if you stick to the prescribed treatment plan.

Soolantra Cream Over the Counter

The medication Solantra is available only by prescription. Because of this, it is not available over the counter. It is therefore imperative that you have a consultation with a medical prescriber, who can then make a clinical assessment of your condition.

At Access Doctor, this process is quick and easy.

Simply complete an online health assessment, and one of our doctors will review and check if the treatment is right for you.
Our pharmacy team will then dispatch your medication which you will receive the very next day.

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