We want to make sure you fully understand your treatment. Below outlines the directions, benefits and risks with Metronidazole Formula.
Metronidazole is a medication used to treat rosacea. It reduces breakouts primarily through its anti-inflammatory properties.
✔️ Apply nightly for 1-2 weeks
✔️ If adjusting well, apply twice a day
Use a moisturizer. Apply immediately before or after to prevent irritation. This does not make it less effective.
Apply over the entire face. Metronidazole works best to prevent breakouts, not as a spot treatment. Dot one pea-sized drop across your face to evenly distribute, then gently rub in.
Always wear sunscreen. ☀️ The sun can trigger rosacea flares.
Simplify your routine. Stop using brushes and scrubs, toners, serums, masks, salicylic acid, AHA (e.g. glycolic or lactic acid), and retinol while starting your prescription treatment. When you are tolerating the prescription daily without irritation, you can add other treatments back in.
Listen to your skin. If your skin becomes mildly irritated, reduce frequency of use. If the irritation persists or is severe, stop the medication.
The most common side effects are redness, peeling, dryness, and irritation at the application site.